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Accessibility Training for Tour Guides

Currently, no AODA standards require tourism to be accessible. However, the Third Review of the AODA recommends the creation of standards mandating accessibility in tourism. In this article, we will outline the need for accessibility training for tour guides.

Accessibility Training for Tour Guides

Like other professionals whom tourists work with while planning or taking trips, tour guides should receive accessibility training specific to their roles. Tour guides could include guides on:


Accessibility on Tourist Excursions in Ontario

Currently, no AODA standards require tourism to be accessible. However, the Third Review of the AODA recommends the creation of standards mandating accessibility in tourism. In this article, we will outline possible guidelines for accessibility on tourist excursions in Ontario.

Accessibility on Tourist Excursions in Ontario

The AODA’s Transportation Standards currently contain accessibility guidelines for Ontario’s public transit systems, including:

  • City buses
  • Motor coaches
  • Trains, such as:

Accessibility Training for Staff in Tourist Venues

Currently, no AODA standards require tourism to be accessible. However, the Third Review of the AODA recommends the creation of standards mandating accessibility in tourism. In this article, we will outline the need for accessibility training for staff in tourist venues.

Accessibility Training for Staff in Tourist Venues

Calls for new AODA standards frequently recommend improved training for workers in the industries the standards will govern. For example, recommendations in the pending healthcare standards and education standards include training for:


Physical Accessibility in Tourist Venues

Currently, no AODA standards require tourism to be accessible. However, the Third Review of the AODA recommends the creation of standards mandating accessibility in tourism. In this article, we will outline the need for more physical accessibility in tourist venues.


Audio Book Month

This month is Audio Book Month!

Audio Book Month takes place in June every year. During Audio Book Month, people around the world celebrate how audio books give them more ways to read. Moreover, Audio Book Month raises awareness about how products and services that support people with disabilities benefit everyone.