Franz Pühretmair, Klaus Miesenberger,
"Accessible Information Space to Promote Accessible Tourism"
, in Miesenberger, K., Klaus, J., Zagler, W., Karshmer, A.: Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006, Linz, Austria, July 2006, Proceedings, Serie LNCS 4061, Vol. 1356, Springer -Verlag GmbH, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 69121 Heidelberg, Seite(n) 329, 2006, ISBN: 3540360204
Accessible Information Space to Promote Accessible Tourism
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Computers Helping People with Special Needs, 10th International Conference, ICCHP 2006, Linz, Austria, July 2006, Proceedings
Currently about 10-20% of the population are affected by a disability from temporary or permanent nature. For these people accessibility is a requirement and a necessity. The implementation of accessibility concerns all areas of the society, including tourism objects and tourism services. Besides being a social demand, accessibility has an economic dimension and is an indicator for quality, a trademark and a competitive advantage. So far, the tourism industry has hardly recognized the economic dimension of accessibility. Often the lack of not supporting and promoting accessibility is a combination of missing knowledge about requirements and needs of people with disabilities and the missing of standardized methods to evaluate accessibility, categorize and map it to standardized accessibility labels.