If an activity involves Accessible Travel or Services where Disabled
and Handicapped persons can participate then Accessible Services
offer an extensive range of assistance, services and information
to support and improve business and travel provision to this
With over 300 million registered disabled adults generating in excess
of USD166 billion in the UK and USA combined it is in the interests of
all Companies to address access issues.
Hotel, Museum, Tourist Attraction Access Audits
Many hotels display the universal wheelchair accessible sign or
highlight wheelchair access on publicity, websites and brochures.
Sadly as many wheelchair users will attest to a number of hotels do not
in reality offer access as required by wheelchair users. Lifts may not be
suitable for all types of manual and power wheelchairs, showers
described as flat, level or roll-in may have a ‘lip’ preventing 100%
access and no shower chair provision. Wardrobes often require the use
of a ‘pole’ to hang clothes at a height suitable for a non-disabled person
but not for someone seated.
The list of potential issues is extensive therefore to ensure the well
being of disabled guests an audit of facilities permits an establishment
to proudly highlight on all forms of media that it meets accessible
criteria in key areas required for wheelchair access.
Similar issues affect Musuems and Tourist Attractions where access
may be difficult due to the historical nature of a site. Adaptations can be
made to many sites that do not affect structures or are to the detriment
of the attraction. Many historical sites and musuems have found
innovatory methods for the disabled to tour without disturbing the fabric
of a site and have seen revenues rise as a result.
We offer audit services with site visits and an information service
providing advice on how to approach and improve services and
access. Contact us for more details.
A key element in improving
standards of services to disabled
and handicapped clients is for
travel professionals to attend
seminars provided by accessible
travel specialists such as
Accessible Services at
conferences, trade shows and
Professional Institute programs.
Principal Seminars Provided
- World Travel Market
- IAPCO World Congress, Paris
Contact us today to learn more
about seminars we can provide.
Accessible Services is the largest
provider of services to incoming
disabled clients in Spain.
Companies who have consulted
with us previously include..........
LATIN AMERICA COLLECTION
Travel agencies and
organisations not necessarily
related to travel
Wheelchair and scooter users
are rarely to be seen at the
worlds leading M.I.C.E. events
for a variety of reasons, many of
which mirror the general travel
problems facing the disabled
person. Conference and
Exhibition organisors frequently
offer hotel and transfer services
to delegates however these tend
to be for the majority ie able-
bodied, not the disabled
business person requiring
special services such as
accessible vehicles for airport
transfers, daily transfers to and
from an event and hotel rooms
suitably equipped for the
In Barcelona we provide an all
inclusive B2B service
covering transfers, hotel
reservations, equipment hire
etc. Your business clients
should no longer have reason
to not attend your M.I.C.E.
Alan is a passionate advocate
for improving leisure and travel
services for the disabled, elderly
and others requiring improved
access - families with young
children, slow walkers using
aids such as walking sticks etc.
Alan is a registered disabled
person with Multiple Sclerosis.