The European Commission – DG Justice and DG Enterprise and Industry – has celebrated on 3 and 4 December 2013 the « European Day of Persons with Disabilities » and the « European Tourism Day » 2013 with the Joint Conference on “Accessible Tourism in Europe”
The aim of this two-fold event was to raise awareness on the right of everybody to have equal access to tourism services and destinations and to present some success stories and best practices in the field.
The good practices presented focused mainly on the fiscal barriers of accessibility and ICT technologies’ accessibility. Great attention has been dedicated to participation of disabled within sport and leisure activities seen as a great tool of empowerment. Many enterprises have presented theirs enterprise accessibility strategy such as Disneyland whose brochures are also available in easy to read. In a nutshell, EU has shown great progress in guiding enterprises to adopt design for all strategy within the provision of their services.