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8 Lazarillogps Caluori Funes,C

  1. 2. What were we thinking about?
  2. 3. Tourism: People who “travel to stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated form within the place visited”.
  3. 4. Adjectival tourism = Types of tourism * Culinary tourism * Disaster tourism * Ecotourism * Heritage tourism * LGBT tourism * Medical tourism * Nautical tourism * Space tourism * War tourism * Accessible tourism
  4. 5. Accessible tourism The ongoing endeavour to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people , regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age.
  5. 6. - As of 2008 there are more than 50 million persons with disabilities in Europe . - More than 600 million around the world . - When expanded to include all beneficiaries of accessible tourism, the number grows to some 130 million people in Europe .
  6. 7. Accessible tourism includes: <ul><li>Barrier-free destinations : infrastructure and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Transport : by air, land and sea, suitable for all users </li></ul><ul><li>High quality services: delivered by trained staff </li></ul><ul><li>Activities, exhibits, attractions: allowing participation in tourism for everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing, booking systems, Web sites & services: accessible for all (i.e. accessible information). </li></ul>
  7. 8. Problems found by the disable tourist when booking a holiday: <ul><li>- Inaccessible , or only partly accessible, web sites </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of accessible airport transfers </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of wheelchair accessible vehicles </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of well-adapted hotel rooms </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of professional staff capable of informing and advising about accessibility issues </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of reliable information about a specific attraction's level of accessibility (church, castle, exhibition, etc. ) </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of accessible restaurants , bars, etc.. </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of adapted toilets in restaurants and public places </li></ul><ul><li>-Inaccessible streets (car parking in the step walk, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>-Lack of disability equipment (wheelchairs, bath chairs, toilet raisers, electric scooters) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Our solution… <ul><li>LazarilloGPS has emerged </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>A project as regards GPS and wheelchair users took place </li></ul>
  10. 12. Inspiration www.zexe.net www.everytrail.com
  11. 13. <ul><li>Short term objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Collect data from wheelchair users , ask them to do a tour with us. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview wheelchair users and get feedback about the project. </li></ul><ul><li>Design and develop a web site where data would be visualized. </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li>Long term objectives: </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a community-oriented platform where wheelchair users have the ability to provide independently data about their tours to the system and share them with others. </li></ul><ul><li>-Government support, and international publicity. </li></ul>
  13. 16. Data collected
  14. 20. The importance of conscience in the electronic world when thinking about disable people.

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