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Accessible leisure activities and travel services

02/05/2017

Whether it’s everyday life or vacation – many people with disabilities want to be as active as possible in their free time. Now there are more and more available services that specialize in meeting these different needs.
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Photo: Man and woman in a wheelchair stand in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin together with their assistance dog; Copyright: visitBerlin, Andi Weiland | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Active in everyday life and while traveling

02/05/2017

Whether culture or sports, whether at home or on vacation – there are more and more offers for people with different disabilities who want to live their life as actively as possible. What kind of opportunities blind and vision impaired travel fans have and what the website travelable.info is all about, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month May: Active in everyday life and while traveling.
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Photo: Laura Kutter; Copyright: Tour de Sens

Tour de Sens: Blind and sighted people go on discovery tours together

02/05/2017

How does Italy taste? How does France smell? What do rainforests feel like? A vacation for almost all the senses – this is how one might describe the concept of Tour de Sens. People with and without visual impairment travel and explore foreign countries together. The different types of perception is a win for both sides.
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Photo: Timo Hermann; Copyright: Melanie Wehnert

Travelable: Accessible city tours in Germany

02/05/2017

Hamburg? Berlin? Munich? Regardless of where your travels take you, it’s essential to prepare if you want to see as much of a city as possible. For many people with disabilities, this also includes obtaining information on accessibility on location. The online portal travelable.info provides just this type of information – for instance, about tried and tested city tours.
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Mobility scouts test accessibility of long-distance buses

01/07/2016

Since January 1, 2016, all new long-distance buses need to include two wheelchair accessible spots. Starting on January 1, 2020, this applies to all intercity buses. This is stipulated in Article 42b in conjunction with Article 62, Provision 3 of the German Passenger Transportation Act (PBefG).
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"Everything was perfect during my Oriental cruise on the Costa Fortuna"

02/05/2016

Jenny Bießmann studies, works, and lives in Berlin. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Network for Inclusion, Social Participation, Self-Determination and Assistance, NITSA e.V. She has spinal muscular atrophy and has seen a lot of the world inher power wheelchair. REHACARE.com spoke with her about her travel experiences and her recommendations for the tourism industry.
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Accessible traveling

02/05/2016

Whether family vacation or a weekend trip - those who travel have to think about many things in advance, at least when they have to rely on accessibility. What kind of special auxiliary means tourism has to offer, what the status quo of the industry sector looks like and what a young wheelchair user experienced when she travels, you get to know in the Topic of the Month May: Accessible traveling.
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Accessible traveling: What does the industry sector offer?

02/05/2016

It’s all about the destination – usually, choosing the vacation spot comes first, at least when it comes to travel. You gather information at a travel bureau or on the Internet and make a decision. Then you book a reservation, plan and pack your suitcases. But can people with disabilities also do things just like that? Does the tourism industry pay attention to their needs as guests?
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Tourism: Auxiliary means for accessible travel

02/05/2016

For their vacation planning, people with disabilities must rely on hotel information – when it comes to accessibility for instance – to be accurate and make sure the accommodations truly meet their needs. But what if you already had some bad experiences? Or what if there are simply no appropriate accommodations available in certain areas?
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Being strong together – A deaf German in North Korea

01/03/2016

Robert Grund advocates on behalf of deaf people in North Korea. He is a fourth-generation deaf person himself. As the official liaison officer of the World Federation of the Deaf in North Korea, he wants to locally empower deaf persons to take charge of their lives and that of others. The first kindergarten for the deaf as well as an educational center for deaf are only the beginning.
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Traveling

01/04/2015

Summer vacation, city quick trip or weekend getaway – people who like to travel do not want to face problems and obstacles either during planning or on site. But this exactly what often happens to people with disabilities. What European tourism still has to learn regarding accessibility and what he already has to offer, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month April: Traveling.
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"Many people underestimate the economic impact of accessible tourism in Europe"

01/04/2015

There is a market for accessible travelling in Europe. Yet it only grows very slowly. But actually there is a huge demand, like a study has recently proved. So what do people with access needs really require? And what does the travel industry have to offer – already today and in future?
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Self-determined traveling with disabilities?!

01/04/2015

What do people with disabilities experience when they plan their vacation? How well do they cope when they are traveling? And what exactly do they want? Questions upon questions. REHACARE.com asked around.
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Traveling with disabilities: Vacation without limits

01/04/2015

You need to be mobile if you want to travel. A fact that also applies to persons with disabilities. Yet the choices for accessible travel are slim. Oftentimes things also don’t work out because of inadequate service and poorly trained staff. That’s why the Weitsprung travel agency in Marburg, Germany, made it their mission to make travel dreams come true for everyone.
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