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2017 International Conference Location Announced, New Countries Join IFSBH

November 7, 2016

The 28th International Conference on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus will take place on 3-4 October 2017 at the University of Texas, Austin, USA.IF General Assembly decided to enlarge IF's membership, accepting five new SBH communities from:- Algeria: Association des Parents et Malades Spina Bifida Bejaia- Belgium: Association Spina Bifida Belge

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Scots 'can lead' on cutting birth defects

November 7, 2016

Image: Rates of spina bifida are higher in Scotland than in EnglandScotland can "lead the way" in adding folic acid to flour-based products to reduce the number of birth defects, a public health expert has said.Women who are planning to become pregnant are currently urged to take folic acid supplements

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A turning point in the history of SBH prevention

October 28, 2016

The launch of the IF Global Prevention InitiativeToday marks the launch of an exciting new worldwide initiative from the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF), the first of its kind to tackle the primary prevention of Neural Tube Defects (NTDs) and Hydrocephalus as a united global community. NTDs

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Today is the 5th World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day!

October 25, 2016

The aim of the World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day is to raise awareness and understanding and to advocate and promote the rights of persons with these conditions. Here is the WSBHD toolkit on how to become part of it. IF’s members have been celebrating it since 2012. Have a look at this year’s

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Barrier-free Travel In German Theme Parks

September 3, 2016

University student, Laura Zimmerman reviewed Theme Park websites and actual visits to examine their access provisions. This is a summary of her report, showing some awareness of accessibility issues but still room for improvement. The need for more and improved accessible tourism is growing. The world’s economies are evolving and so

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Italian language guide to accessible tourism: Scarica Ebook Gratuito "La reception for all"

June 8, 2016

The first Italian language guide to accessible tourism.Contains two tables with infographics as an exceptional bonus to help you better manage the needs of guests with access needs!A must-have publication! Why are you waiting to download it?Go to: http://projectforall.net/scarica-lebook-gratuito/17 Pages. Language: ItalianIl primo Ebook con le linee guida da seguire

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5 Top Tips For Planning an Accessible Holiday of a Lifetime

March 30, 2016

Photo. Martyn Sibley/ Europe Without BarriersWelcome to Accessible Travel Week, a new yearly educational campaign to help spark the debate about the difficulties of accessible travel. Using fun & educational videos and guides Martyn will reveal his best strategies for overcoming the many hurdles to accessible travel so other disabled

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UNWTO Recommendations on Accessible Information in Tourism

March 9, 2016

A guidance document from the UN World Tourism Organisation for tourism sector authorities, enterprises and other stakeholders on how to deliver accurate, relevant and timely information to customers, prior to, during and even after the journey.From the Introduction"Private companies and public sector stakeholders in tourism must deliver accurate, relevant and

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Accessible Tourism for All: An Opportunity within Our Reach

March 9, 2016

This 19 -page brochure features the major highlights of the UNWTO Manual on Accessible Tourism for All, produced with the ONCE Foundation and ENAT. (2016) Get an electronic copy ISBN (electronic version): 978-92-844-1791-9 It is aimed at making tourism stakeholders familiar with  the content of the five modules of the Manual in a

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Creating an Accessible Tourism Environment in Malta

March 3, 2016

This morning the Minister for Tourism Dr Edward Zammit Lewis and the Parliamentary Secretary for Rights of Persons with Disability and Active Ageing Dr Justyne Caruana, addressed a business breakfast entitled Accessible Tourism for All.The Minister for Tourism stated that accessible tourism is one of the major issues that is

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Access Israel: Accessibility as a Leverage for Businesses and Organizations

February 21, 2016

Tel Aviv, Israel. 6 to 8 April 2016. Access Israel's 4th Annual International Convention on Accessibility as a Lever for Businesses and Organisations, focusing on accessible tourism, travel, culture and recreation.International speakers include: Ms. Daniela Bas , Director, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Ms.

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Training Programme on Accessible Tourism - Sri Lanka

February 19, 2016

Accessible Tourism is still a novel idea to Sri Lanka. A country still awakening into disability inclusion.However, the beauty of Sri Lanka coupled with the renewed hospital of its people will enhance with more awareness on inclusion.Club Hotel Dolphin is located close to Colombo's international airport and along the lovely

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Accessible Spain Travel Brochure - 2016

February 19, 2016

Accessible Travel Brochure - Spain 2016 includes tailor-made accessible day-tours and customized holidays, targeted to disabled travellers and people with limited mobility who visit Spain. Our tours use private wheelchair accessible vehicles and English/Spanish speaking driver/guides.Join us for a truly unique and unforgettable experience!Spain is a beautiful and diverse country

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Enhancing Tourism in Egypt by Reaching Persons with Disabilities. Competition on Accessible Tourism in the Red Sea, 2016

January 31, 2016

Hurghada Marina. Photo: Ivor AmbroseHotels and tourism service providers in the Red Sea Governorate region of Egypt are invited to apply for the first ever "Tourism for All" awards, with the chance of winning a Study Tour to Europe and ENAT Memberships.The Red Sea Accessible Tourism CompetitionIn order to attract

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