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Accessible Information Space to Promote Accessible Tourism

  • Franz Pühretmair
  • Klaus Miesenberger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

Currently about 10-20% of the population are affected by a disability from temporary or permanent nature. For these people accessibility is a requirement and a necessity. The implementation of accessibility concerns all areas of he society, including tourism objects and tourism services. Besides being a social demand, accessibility has an economic dimension and is an indicator for quality, a trademark and a competitive advantage. So far, the tourism industry has hardly recognized the economic dimension of accessibility. Often the lack of not supporting and promoting accessibility is a combination of missing knowledge about requirements and needs of people with disabilities and the missing of standardized methods to evaluate accessibility, categorize and map it to standardized accessibility labels.

Keywords

Tourism Industry Accessibility Information Object Selection Travel Planning Accessibility Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz Pühretmair
    • 1
  • Klaus Miesenberger
    • 2
  1. 1.Competence network information technology to support the integration of people with, disabilities (KI-I)HagenbergAustria
  2. 2.Institute Integrated StudiesJohannes Kepler University of LinzLinzAustria

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