Accessible Tourism Training

Event date: 
13 October 2007

Did you know that the accessible tourism market (elderly, young parents with prams and those with mobility, sensory or intellectual impairments) is estimated to represent almost 20% of our population and it is largely untapped by domestic tourism regions as a result of barriers to participation. The Accessible Tourism Market is a major opportunity for the alpine regions in summer based on their attraction to cooler destinations with lots to see and do around nature and history. Some of the key barriers to visitation are accurate and detailed information and the provision of accessible accommodation & experiences.

Coming up is the opportunity to join us for two exciting, not-to-be-missed, workshops delivered specifically for people working in the Snowy Mountains Tourism Industry to help remove some of the barriers to participation. Book early as places are limited!

Workshop # 1

Sensory Loss Training Session - strategies for assisting people with vision and hearing loss. Brought to you by the Alpine Summer Accessible Tourism Project

When:
Thursday 11th October 2007, 10:00 - 2:30pm (lunch included)
Where:
Jindabyne Sport & Recreation Centre at the Conference Room
Course Outline:
Customer Service. Sensory loss affects a person's ability to access activities of daily living. This interactive workshop outlines strategies to help people with sensory loss participate in daily life. It also gives participants an experience of what it would be like to have a vision or vision & hearing loss and is a must for anyone assisting people with sensory loss. Targeting hotel. function and restaurant staff.
Cost:
$15 /person
Delivered by:
Nicholas Gleeson, Vision Australia
To do:
To confirm your place on this course please RSVP by C.O.B Monday, October 1 to Margot Hurrell, Project Co-ordinator, 0412-897373 or Email [email protected]

Workshop # 2

Beyond Imagined Limits - An introduction to accessible adventure. Brought to you by the Alpine Summer Accessible Tourism Project

When:
Friday 12th & Sat 13th October 2007, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm daily
Where:
Jindabyne Sport & Recreation Centre. Meet at the Conference Room
Course Outline:
Introduction to Accessible Adventure - specific examples of strategies and techniques for High Ropes, Abseiling & Canoeing. On-site interactive experience of techniques with specialised equipment. Participants will be issued with a Vertical Innovations International P/L Statement of Attendance. Participant Numbers are strictly limited to 20.
Cost:
$50 /person (includes lunch both days).
Delivered by:
Kent Marchant from Vertical Innovations
To do:
To confirm your place on this course please RSVP by C.O.B Monday, October 1 to Margot Hurrell, Project Co-ordinator, 0412-897373 or Email [email protected]

The Alpine Summer Accessible Tourism Project (managed through Disabled WinterSport Australia) is working with alpine resorts, outdoor activity providers, accommodation provers, local councils and other businesses within the alpine regions of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania to assist in developing Australia's alpine areas as leading year-round tourism destinations for people with mobility, vision and hearing impairments.