WHAT’S NEWS? - EPISODIO 1 - Go to GATE: 5 workshop for a more inclusive tourism
Launched in 2018, the European project GATE (Granting Accessible Tourism for Everyone) was born with the aim of making tourism more and more inclusive, allowing a growing number of people to immerse themselves in nature without environmental, physical and linguistic obstacles.
How? Thanks to the use of digital and innovative technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, through which multimedia tools have been created to improve the accessibility of the naturalistic heritage.
GATE is developed in the Alpine and pre-Alpine territory, an area of immense naturalistic, landscape and geological value, a part of which is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Specifically, the project involves 4 pilot sites: Parco Rossi in Santorso (Vicenza), the sentieri parlanti in Belluno, the GEOPARC del Bletterbach in South Tyrol and the Kinderleicht Wandern in Salzburg.
Here are some interventions realized in these 4 pilot sites, virtuous examples of how inclusive tourism can be enhanced:
- A multimedia trail that illustrates the history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in an innovative and engaging way to visitors. The digital program is free and works on any smartphone.
- A barrier-free museum area offering virtual tours that allow citizens with reduced mobility to have a fantastic opportunity to see the Bletterbach Gorge with special 3D glasses up close, for example.
- Parking spaces reserved for visitors with disabilities are equipped with sensors that signal whether a parking space is free via the dedicated app "Find Parking - South Tyrol for Everyone".
Would you like to know more about the results of the project?
In November and December, in the context of the GATE project 5 online workshops will be organized to share the results and good practices of the project.
With the participation of experienced speakers on accessibility and inclusion and project partners, the workshops represent an opportunity to deepen your knowledge and discover successful experiences about inclusive tourism.
Have a look at the program of the workshops and subscribe to all the meetings you are interested in!
The initiative is addressed to operators in the tourism sector and all those who want to get know more about the themes of inclusion and accessibility.
The meetings will be held in English or Italian and participation is free after registering to this link!
For more information visit the project website del progetto.
The GATE project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020 . The project is coordinated by the UNESCO Foundation Dolomiti in collaboration with the Social Cooperative Independent L,, the Municipality of Santorso, the CAI Alpago, the University of Innsbruck and Salzburg Research.
As in the SMART project, the Independent L cooperative plays a key role as an expert partner in accessibility and engaged in the development of digital tools to promote social integration. Specifically, the cooperative is responsible for the development of some online tools accessible to all and aimed at enhancing the multimedia content of the pilot sites.
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Interreg V-A Italy-Austria 2014-2020