News and Views (July 2023) - Charity

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    In news

    Government launches consultation on plans to improve disabled people’s lives

    New plans to improve the lives of disabled people have been set out by the government with a consultation on the plans launched to bring together ideas and action across the UK. Plans include making disability awareness training for taxi drivers mandatory and creating autism friendly programmes for cultural and heritage sites to follow, they were designed by ministers to make the UK more inclusive in the long term. The proposals will inform the Government’s Disability Action Plan which will be released later this year.

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    In business

    So what about 2023?

    At the end of last year Ray Veal, Treasurer and CEO, talked to a group of our Trustees and Ambassadors about the key challenges the tourism and hospitality sector faced last year and the prospects for this year.

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    In business

    ISO 21902 – what does it mean to you?

    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published ISO 21902 “Tourism and related services – Accessible tourism for all - Requirements and recommendations” in July 2021. It is billed as the first international standard on accessible tourism, offering guidelines to ensure access and enjoyment of tourism for all. 

  • ROI on accessibility – a case study
    In business

    ROI on accessibility – a case study

    Although we know that embracing accessibility must make good business sense, very little hard information has been available to show what level of return businesses who embrace accessibility can achieve on their investment.

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