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07 Jul 2016

Accessible Tourism from within: "Tourism for Everyone" in Osnabrück

“Tourism for Everyone“ is the name of a project that was initiated in Osnabrück in 2012: Within two years, an employee who is a wheelchair user had developed a manual for accessible travel and in addition, an “Accessible Tourism“ task force was set up that OsnabrückHalle, the city’s congress centre, is a member of.

Large numbers of visitors who attend a variety of events mean that creating a venue that is accessible for people with disabilities is a particular challenge. As a result of a recent renovation that was completed in 2016, OsnabrückHalle is now an accessible venue and barrier-free environment, with wheelchair ramps on the ground floor providing easy access to two lifts in the foyer. The congress centre is also fitted with a guidance system throughout. All measures were jointly developed with Osnabrück Disability Forum and their suitability in everyday situations was tested accordingly.

“In recent years, we have made sure to include the topic of accessible tourism in our communication and talked about it as much as possible. Today, we can clearly see that tourism suppliers are more interested in and also more aware of the issue,“ says Petra Rosenbach, managing director of the region’s tourism organisations. Osnabrück has now also two auditors who have undergone training to certify facilities for the “Travel for All“ project that was initiated in 2014 and is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Please contact Osnabrück – Marketing und Tourismus GmbH if you’re interested in the “Tourism for All“ manual (in German only ) or download it here www.osnabrueck.de/tourismus


More Information: http://www.osnabrueck.de/english.html


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