Centre for Accessible Environments, UK (Coordinator)

The Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) has been a leading UK authority on inclusive design for over 40 years. CAE pioneered the provision of access guidance for building designers based on collaborative research with disabled people and has developed the case for designing for disabled people in the context of mainstream inclusive design.

Today, CAE offers specialist advice, training and guidance to help others make environments and services more accessible.

CAE adopts a pan-disability, inclusive approach, which considers physical, sensory and intellectual access.

Contact: Jean Hewitt, Director, Foteini Galanopoulou, Project Manager

Email CAE

Telephone: 0044 (0) 20 7822 8232

Website: www.cae.org.uk

Facebook: CAE page and visits4u page

Twitter: @CAE_info and @EuropeanAccess

LinkedIn: Jean Hewitt

Asklipiades South Aegean Regional Social Protection and Solidarity Network, Greece

A newly established social enterprise based on the island of Rhodes (South Greece) actively involved in accessible tourism through accessible transport and equipment hire services to disabled tourists. Their remit is to contribute to making Rhodes an ideal and safe destination for anyone, particularly for disabled people and their companions. They are part of a new stream of social cooperative businesses in the country.  

Aklipiades are aware that many tourist sites on the island present access barriers (eg. archaeological sites, medieval city) and are therefore committed to improving communication channels and people’s skills to offer an enjoyable experience to visitors on the island

Contact: Natalia Maragou

Email Natalia

Telephone: 0030 22410 72571

Website: www.pwdservices.gr

DomSpain Consulting LTD, Spain 

DomSpain is an adult training and development organization working on a national and a European level, working primarily with disabled and elderly people. They have experience in developing tourism related activities at 6 adult education centres of the Tarragona province, with more than 1200 students each academic year. Through their networks and partnerships they have increased understanding of accessibility issues and the need for offering a safe and enjoyable tourist experience for all.

Contact: Olena Bilozerova

Email Olena

Telephone: 00 34 660 115 104

Website: www.domspain.com

Istituto dei Sordi di Torino, Italy

The Turin Institution for the Deaf is a two centuries old institution, based in north west of Italy, specializing on training and educational services for deaf people from childhood to adulthood. They have been running projects on deaf awareness and inclusion, particularly in museums and cultural organizations in Italy, whilst they have wide experience in cross-European projects that promote access for deaf people.

Contact: Enrico Dolza

Email: online form

Telephone: 0039 011 9676317

Website: www.istitutosorditorino.org

Municipality of Rhodes (Dimos Rodou), Greece

Rhodes is a tourist destination on the South East Aegean Sea. The Municipality has recently adopted a new policy and strategies to modernize the approach to tourism marketing. A principal aim of this policy is to create a new ‘inclusive’ tourism profile for the island that will include single full-service and public – private partnerships. It therefore actively encourages SMEs in the tourism sector to collaborate and partner with the local authority to improve and expand the scope of Rhodes tourism market

Contact: Paraskevi Moraitou

Email Paraskevi

Telephone: 0030 22410 43086

Website: www.rhodes.gr

Nikanor LTD, Bulgaria

Nikanor is a vocational training center, specializing on training personnel for the tourism sector. Accession to the European Union has made short-term tourism courses more popular comparing to long-term ones in Bulgaria. Nikanor stands right at this point in the industry offering a variety of short courses in tourism. Over the past five years, they have run courses for unemployed young people and disabled people. One of their primary goals for the future is to strategically develop and expand their expertise in tourism education.

Contact: Maya Vasileva

Email Maya

Telephone: 003592 868 61 67

Website: www.nikanor.bg

Nodibinajums Invalidu un Vinu Draugu Apvieniba Apeirons, Latvia

‘Apeirons’ is a disabled-led organisation of people with disabilities and their friends. Their primary aim is to raise awareness on universal design in the built environment and services. They are actively supporting arts and cultural organisations and business on what they can do to improve their inclusive practices.

Contact: Juris Pabērzs

Email Juris

Telephone: 00371 67 299277

Website: www.apeirons.lv