06 March 2019
To enhance the understanding, skills and knowledge of municipalities, entrepreneurs and other administrators of nature territories on accesibility and provision of tourism products and services, Kurzeme Planning Region together with the organisation “Apeirons” has developed an illustrative and practical material on how to adapt the tourism infrastructure, products and services for people with disabilities.
The aim of the guidelines is to improve the access to nature tourism activities of people with movement, vision, hearing and cognitive impairment, seniors and parents travelling with baby strollers. The guidelines provide recommendations not only on how to ensure the overall access to the trail or nature object itself (appropriate paths, pavement, inclination angle etc.), but also give recommendations on how to improve accessibility to resting areas and parking lots, watching towers, accommodation, WC and shower rooms, websites, as well as the key principles to be followed when communicating with a disabled person.
The guidelines have been developed with the support of the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 as part of the UniGreen project No. LLI-010. The material will serve as a practical handbook to municipalities, nature parks, visitor centres, tourism entrepreneurs and other organisations promoting the integration of people with disabilities and their access to nature tourism.
Guidelines are available in LV and LT. LV version here: https://www.kurzemesregions.lv/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Gatavais_buklets_Unigreen2.pdf
Last updated: 26.03.2019 15:14