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Training and Work Practices on Tourist Accessibility

Training and Work Practices on Tourist Accessibility

This Training and Work Practices on Tourist Accessibility is Financed through the European Social Fund and the ONCE Foundation.

1. Introduction
Accessible tourism is understood as tourism that implies the incorporation of measures that allow access, use and enjoyment of infrastructure, products, environments and tourism services in a standardized, autonomous and safe way, and that contributes to equal opportunities for everybody.
2. Target
The main objective of the course is to train people with disabilities as accessibility auditors so that they can join the labor market and / or become future accessibility consultants for the tourism sector.
3. Who is it for?
Young people who want to work in the promotion of accessible tourism or as responsible for accessibility in tourist establishments, tourist offices or entrepreneurs in the tourism sector.

Requirements:
 Participants must have a recognized disability equal to or greater than 33%, be enrolled in the National Youth Guarantee System (SNGJ) and be considered as a beneficiary of said system the day before the start of their participation in the program.
 Spanish citizenship or being citizens of the EU or of the States Parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland that are located in Spain in exercise of free movement and residence.
 Non-citizen foreign citizens of the UR must have a residence and work permit.
 Be registered in any locality of the Spanish territory.
 Be between 16 and 30 years old.
 Not have worked or have received educational or training actions on the calendar day prior to the date of registration in the SNGJ.

Methodology:
The proposed training course consists of 18 weeks of online training and culminates with 5 days of face-to-face training, which takes place in Madrid. The face-to-face training sessions will be practical and will serve to teach students the methodology of accessibility analysis of PREDIF and the use of technological tools for the generation of accessibility reports through TUR4all.

4. Program
Online training
Duration: 18 weeks (from June 17 to October 18)
Number of hours: 125 hours

The estimated hours of dedication to each module are the following:
 Module 1. Accessible Tourism: Concept and Strategy: 20 hours
 Module 2. Compliant accessibility regulation: 15 hours
 Module 3. Customer service with accessibility needs in accommodation, restaurants and tourist offices: 35 hours
 Module 4: Good accessibility practices according to the typology of Tourist establishments: 20 hours
 Module 5: Organization of accessible events and guided tours: 15 hours
 Module 6: Techniques for searching for employment and entrepreneurship: 20 hours Face-to-face training

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday). From October 21 to 25
Hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with 30 min. of break at mid-morning and 1 hour to eat.
Number of hours: 35 hours (7 hours a day)

Labor practices and guide of accessible tourist experiences. The companies in which the labor practices will be carried out are:
 Community of Madrid: Accessible Madrid (https://www.accessiblemadrid.com/)
 Castilla y León: CETEO S.L. (http://www.ceteo.es/)
 Andalusia: ENORDIS S.L.U. (https://www.enordis.com/)
 Valencia Community: Orthopedics of the Mediterranean
(http://www.ortopediasdelmediterraneo.es/)
 Principality of Asturias: Favida Gestión S.L.

Duration: from October 28 to November 22.
Hours: 8 hours / day, 5 days a week.
Number of hours: 148 hours.
In this internship period the time spent in the development of the activities within the company, the time dedicated to carrying out the work of field (accessibility audits) and the time dedicated to the realization of the reports through the tools provided.
5. Teaching staff
The course will be taught by PREDIF professionals, qualified personnel with a experience in the field of more than 10 years in the field of accessibility and tourism accessible.

 Tatiana Alemán Selva, technical director of Universal Accessibility, Tourism and Culture
 Ignacio Osorio de Rebellón Villar, Head of Universal Accessibility
 Luigi Leporiere, responsible for Accessible Tourism
 Edurne Francisco Contreras, Technician of Accessible Tourism and New Technologies
 Elena López de los Mozos, responsible for Quality and Social Projects

6. Registration
The registration form will remain open until June 10, 2019. Those who wish to formalize the registration must complete the following form and send the following documentation to formacion@predif.org:
 Photocopy of the DNI
 Photocopy of the document certifying disability.
 Registration in the SNGJ with date of the day
 Certificate of registration

Specific materials and certificate of completion of the course will be provided.

Contact:
Edurne Francisco Contreras
Training area
PREDIF
Tel. +34 91 371 52 94
Mobile: +34 696 537 724
Email: formacion@predif.org
Web: www.tur4all.com

This Training and Work Practices on Tourist Accessibility is Financed through the European Social Fund and the ONCE Foundation.

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Chinese Study Tour in Madrid

Chinese Study Tour in Madrid

Chinese experts have visited Madrid, Spain to gain first-hand knowledge of a leading Accessible Tourism Destination.

Thanks to the generous support of Booking Cares Fund (Booking.com), 10 Chinese guests have experienced the best an accessible tourism destination can offer on a 4-day Study Visit arranged by ENAT, the European Network for Accessible Tourism, Accessible Madrid and some of its members in Madrid.

The Chinese delegation of disability advocates, researchers and university professors is led by ENAT member, Ms. Xun Ji, founder of “RARE N Roll” - the hub of accessible tourism in China. In spite of physical challenges, social entrepreneur and change-maker, Ms. Ji, is an avid world traveller and blogger with a large following in China.

The aim of this unique Chinese Study Tour in Madrid has been to establish closer ties between Chinese, Spanish and international experts and organisations, fostering innovation and new opportunities for developing Chinese inbound, outbound and domestic tourism for visitors with disabilities or other specific access requirements.

The Chinese delegation has visited and met with representatives of key players in Accessible Tourism, including: the Regional Government of Madrid, Madrid Destino, SEGITTUR – The Spanish National Tourism Agency, PREDIF, ILUNION Hotels, Fundación ONCE, the Municipality of Alcala de Henares, Spain Heritage Cities Group, UN World Tourism Organization, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and the Prado Museum.

This Chinese Study Tour in Madrid has been arranged in association with local tour operator, Accessible Madrid.

Speaking on the first day of the tour, ENAT Managing Director said: “Our aim is to promote accessible, inclusive tourism everywhere.

With this opportunity to showcase Madrid to Chinese experts from universities, disability organisations and business, we hope to start a positive cycle of change and development in the Chinese tourism sector. Giving the delegates first-hand experience of accessibility in Madrid has shown how Spanish authorities, organisations and civil society are working together to reach new levels of customer service in the tourism sector.”

Ms. Xun Ji, leading the delegation from China adds: “China is looking to improve all aspects of life for people with disabilities and having the possibility to travel and experience new places and cultures is vital to everyone.

We hope this study tour has opened up new ideas and new possibilities for collaboration with Spain and Europe in the future”.

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Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid

Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid

This spacious Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid of 94 m2 is fully adapted for people with reduced mobility. This Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid has 1 bedroom, an adapted bathroom, living room and a fully-equipped kitchen (also adapted). Maximum capacity: 3 people (2 in the main bedroom and 1 in an additional bed in the living room).

This Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid is located in downtown Madrid, a few blocks away from Plaza de España. This is a bright and quiet fully accessible apartment of 94 square meters with air conditioning and external guidance. The apartment is decorated in modern style. The bedroom comes with a wide double bed of 180x200 (or two beds of 90x200). The room has bed linen, desk and suite adapted bathroom, equipped with shower (roll-in-shower), shower chair commode, grab bars, hairdryer, towels and bath amenities.

The living room and kitchen are integrated in the same wide and functional space. Smart TV of 49 inches and high speed WIFI connection. The kitchen is also wheelchair accessible and it has everything necessary to make your best dishes, with kitchen hob, multifunction microwave oven, refrigerator, kettle and Nespresso © coffee machine, toaster or dishwasher (also juice squeezer and blender upon request).

The Building

This building is located in the heart of Madrid, a few meters away from Plaza de España, one of the most representative squares in the city. This is a fully accessible building. The building is equipped with a 24-hour reception to assist you throughout your stay and guarantee an outstanding experience. It has a waiting hall and a wonderful interior garden patio where you can enjoy moments of relaxation and recess. WIFI connection throughout the building, central heating, laundry services (iron under request) and large elevators complete the services of the building. The building has a private fully accessible underground car park. Car park lots are optional and upon request.

Location

This Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madridis located in downtown Madrid, a few blocks away from Plaza de España (Sq.), Debod Temple and Oeste Park and only a 5-minute walk from the Royal Palace, Gran Via Street and the historic center of Madrid.

Communication with the rest of the city of Madrid is perfect if you are traveling for leisure and/or business, since the metro stations ("Ventura Rodriguez" and "Plaza de España") and bus (1, 2, 3, 74, 148, C1, C2) are very close to the apartment.

Common Area Facilities

The property also offers the following services: Daily cleaning, laundry services (iron under request), free wifi, private car park (optional), dry cleaning, ticket sales, 24h reception (mon-Sun), central heating, etc.

Apartment Features include

Buzzer/Wireless intercom
Blender
Coffee machine
Cookware
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fridge
Hair dryer
Iron
Ironing board
Juicer
Kitchen
Microwave
Oven
Toaster
Washer
Bathroom with shower
Bed linen
Towels
Travel Cot
Soap & Shampoo
High chair
Air conditioning
Fan
Heating
Internet TV
WIFI
Fire extinguisher
Safety information
Smoke detector

Reservations

For further details and reservation enquiries please click the following link Wheelchair Adapted Holiday Rental Apartment in Madrid

Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid

At Accessible Madrid we have a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid, conveniently available at our store in Madrid. Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid can be hired daily, weekly or on a monthly basis. Customers can arrange worry-free rentals through a 24/7 via a full-featured Internet website or directly at our store in Madrid, located in calle Alcalde Sainz de Baranda 16 (28009 Madrid).

Your comfort and convenience is always our priority. You can pre-book a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid including Mobility Scooter, Manual Wheelchair (folding, bariatric, children), Electric Wheelchair and Wheelchair+Power Pack, Rollator, Shower Commode Chair, Knee Walker, Ramps, Crutches, Portable Electric Hoist Powered Mobile Stair Climber.

See below a full list of equipment aids that you can hire at Accessible Madrid

+ Portable mobility scooter
+ Folding Mobility Scooter
+ Folding manual Wheelchair
+ Wheelchair + Power Pack
+ Bariatric wheelchair for heavy users
+ Pediatric folding wheelchairs
+ Evacuation chair
+ PowerChair
+ Lightweight and folding electric wheelchair
+ Shower Commode Chair
+ Rollator
+ Knee Walker
+ Ramps
+ Powered Mobile Stair climber
+ Portable electric hoist

Private Accessible Tours

If you are visiting Spain and you have any disability or you are simply a slow walker, we will be happy to arrange your Accessible Holidays in Spain. We offer a broad selection of 1-Day Private Accessible Tours in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Sevilla, Toledo, Segovia, El Escorial, Aranjuez, etc.

Visit our online store if you need to buy a mobility scooter. Accessible Madrid offers the widest selection of the best electric mobility scooters in the market. We also provide a trusted servicing, repair and after care service for mobility scooters.

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Rivum Holiday Resort

Rivum Holiday Resort

Rivum Holiday Resort is a new fully accessible complex located in La Rioja, one of the most sought after and requested destinations in the north of Spain.

Rivum Holiday Resort is part of OSACC, a global project that promotes social integration, the elimination of barriers and the eradication of stereotypes about disability through tourism projects, thus bringing leisure to all. A wide range of rural tourism, gastronomic tourism, wine tourism and cultural tourism are just some of the attractions of an interesting destination 100% accessible.

Location

RIVUM Holiday Resort is the first of the 100% accessible rural resort complexes of OSACC that will spread to other parts of the Spanish geography. A beautiful town in La Rioja is being built in Casalarreina with incredible natural landscapes and very close to the urban charm of the capital.

La Rioja mixes a traditional offer with the most avant-garde proposal

La Rioja is one of the tourist spots in northern Spain with more national and international tourist attractions. Therefore, building a 100% accessible holiday resort in this location was a safe investment for any tourist to enjoy the leisure and the particularities of northern Spain without barriers. La Rioja region

Casalarreina

A holiday complex in Casalarreina. Rivum Holiday Resort among the architectural and natural heritage of La Rioja. Casalarreina has been the chosen place for the construction of what will be one of the largest accessible tourist complexes in Europe. Located to the northwest of the province, Casalarreina is settled on an extensive alluvial plain, furrowed by the Oja river and only 47 km. of Logroño.

The town of Casalarreina is well connected by access by motorway and roads, has an important monumental heritage and has a great gastronomic and wine interest. The history of Casalarreina can be seen from its streets to reach its Natural Heritage, which is spectacular.

Bungalows

Rivum Holiday Resort offers 40 bungalows 100% accessible with total capacity to accommodate 220 people. Living room with integrated kitchen and dining room, two bedrooms, full bathroom and porch.

Accessibility and technological facilities

+ Beepcons locator beacons to locate key elements through mobile devices, providing information on accesses and interior spaces.
+ Magnetic loops on service counters
+ Indoor and outdoor podotactile pavements as a routing or warning in shipments of key elements (ramps and stairs).
+ Signaling signage with accessibility criteria indoors and outdoors.
+ Home automation control systems in the accommodations, including warning systems for assistance and control of falls in bathrooms.

Services

Facilities to enjoy free time.
The 58,000 m2 of holiday complex that make up RIVUM Holiday Resort include:
+ 40 bungalows (100% accessible) with a total capacity to accommodate 220 people
+ restaurant
+ Store
+ Tasting Room
+ 3 pools
+ Cafeteria
+ Mini golf
+ Petanque
+ Padel tracks
+ Water attractions
+ Event area
+ 58,000 m2 100% accessible

Gastronomy

You will find high quality cuisine at Rivum Holiday Resort. This complex promotes not only 100% accessible tourism, but healthy living habits. In short, a healthy lifestyle for everyone. Because enjoying can be healthy, fun and in our restaurant very tasty. Traditional and healthy cuisine with the use of cutting-edge techniques. A cuisine that fuses tradition with new culinary arts suitable for all audiences, and inspired by the land in which we are located; The Rioja.

Rivum Restaurant

The Cave of Doña Isabela, one of the referents of restoration of Casalarreina (LaRioja) since 1998, and is responsible for the kitchen of the holiday complex and its menu. SENSORY AND HEALTHY COOKAGE The cuisine of the Doña Isabela Cave is characterized by its search intangibles, create sensations, that reinterprets memories, that dialogues with the diner and invites to travel with the senses. A recipe for harmony, detail, love, imagination and dreams brings to the table a respectful gastronomy, which escapes from eccentricity and escapes definitions, which is perfectly identified with the concept of accessible and healthy leisure of Rivum Holiday Resort.

This is an Avant-garde restaurant that opts for a fusion of traditional food with new trends with healthy products from the land. The Restaurant partially renews its menu every season to make the most of local products, as well as to create a dynamic and seasonal cuisine. Also a daily tasting menu for guests and people visiting the complex.

Accessible Tourism

2017 was declared by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, which has meant that many countries, including Spain, have become aware in order to move towards a sector more sustainable, within reach of all and without barriers that, in addition, promote the environment, ethics and everything that results in the benefit of the people that our business project is based on.

Spain exceeded 76 million tourists in 2017, data that indicate that we are facing a sector of the booming economy. All people want to know new places without exception. And this equality in leisure is what our resorts provide. So that each tourist can enjoy the tourist attractions of each destination accompanied by friends and family.

Among these people are also those who have some type of disability or have difficulties of any kind that entail an extra cost to carry out daily activities for the rest. Tourism is one of the activities in which there is a long way to go in this regard, which is why we are committed to 100% accessible facilities and innovation for a new model of tourism that also promotes healthy lifestyles. We believe in the equal rights of access and enjoyment of the tourist offer. It is not only about eliminating architectural barriers, but also those of communication.

OSACC

What is OSACC? They are acronyms of Healthy and Accessible Leisure, a name that perfectly reflects both our goals and our values. OSACC is born from the need to offer solutions that allow enjoying tourism and leisure facilities to all equally.

Accessibility has become one of the great challenges of tourism worldwide. Spain as a leading country and a reference in the reception of tourists must also be a pioneer in offering facilities that offer equal opportunities to enjoy all kinds of people, especially those who may have any disability.

OSACC aims to become a brand capable of promoting projects that respond to current demand for accessible tourist places in Spain. Not dedicating a percentage of their equipment for this purpose, but creating spaces and equipment that are 100% accessible.

In addition to accessibility, healthy is very important to us. Therefore, we promote habits that promote good health, a healthy gastronomic proposal and outdoor activities.

Rivum Holiday Resort Contact Details

Rivum resort La Rioja
26230 Casalarreina, La Rioja (Spain)
comunicacion@ocioaccesible.es
www.ocioaccesible.es
Tel: +34 644 395 394

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Travel and Hospitality Awards 2018

Travel and Hospitality Award

We are pleased and honored to announce that Accessible Madrid has been awarded as Accessible Tour Specialist - of the Year 2018 in Madrid. This Award is promoted by Travel and Hospitality Magazine.

Travel and Hospitality global awards honour the firms and individuals which have displayed excellence in a multitude of fields throughout the year. Their dedicated research team looks to single out some of the most active and influential individuals to feature in their annual publication. Travel and Hospitality use extensive sources to identify nominees that they feel deserve recognition and look to provide an insight into their accomplishments over the past 12 months.

Travel and Hospitality Magazine is an exclusive resource for the discerning traveller. They serve as the business community’s a leading source for the latest travel, lifestyle and hospitality sector news, and provide objective insight to the latest trends in travel. Travel and Hospitality is an annual celebration of excellence across all sectors of high-end travel. Their travel experts, along with a panel of trusted judges, have travelled the globe in order to introduce their readers to the best hotels, spas, restaurants and tour operators.

Travel and Hospitality is sponsored by companies such as Hilton or South Africa among others.

How does the nomination process work
Open Nominations: (Nominations submitted by subscribers, travel journalists, and those that have nominate via our website)

- Nominees notification and opt-in to Judging process: (Nominees will be contacted via email to ensure that they are happy to be included in the process, each nominee will receive their own nominee badge)

- Information gather for judges considerations: (Questionnaires will be distributed and information gather from websites and review sites to present to the judges)

- Judging process and Winners contact: (Judges will deliberate and winners via email under embargo)

- Final announcement and release of winners publication: (All of our winners will be announced in our final publication)

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Accessible Tourism & European Greenways. FITUR

Greenways and Accessible Tourism in FITUR

The European Greenways Association, the Spanish Railways Foundation, as project coordinator partner of “Greenways4ALL”, project and PREDIF, the Spanish Representative Platform for Physically Disabled Persons, organize this workshop in the framework of FITUR, the International Tourism Trade Fair.

The objective is to publicize the “Greenways4ALL” project and share experiences on accessible tourism, improving accessibility around greenways and the dissemination of these routes as resources for all.

It is aimed at political and technical professionals at national, regional and local level, county councils, municipalities, greenways managers, experts, entrepreneurs and workers in the tourism sector, the third sector and specialized media.

Accessible Madrid will participate in this workshop being a partner of the local “Greenways4ALL” consortium.

What is a Greenway?

Vías Verdes (literally, "green-ways") are old disused railway lines that have been recovered and reconditioned for use by walkers and cyclists. Exploring them is a different, enjoyable and environmentally friendly way of getting to know Spain, its culture and its landscapes. This is an alternative ideal for all ages, that respects the environment and brings together sport and the great outdoors.

Greenways4ALL Project

The new EU funded project Greenways4ALL aims to move forward towards the creation of accessible tourism products linked to greenways.

Greenways4ALL will help improve accessibility to and around greenways, the quality of the tourism supply aimed at persons with disability, and the dissemination of greenway resources as infrastructures for everyone.

Greenways, which are non-motorized routes that mostly make use of disuse railway lines and canal towpaths, are probably the most accessible routes providing access to nature and open-air leisure activities for everyone, including persons with disability.

With this project, whose full name is “Accessible Tourism on European Greenways: Greenways For All”, we aim to move forward towards a product which leverages the accessibility value chain, moving from an accessible route to an accessible trip or experience. Accessibility will therefore be the element common to all the resources making up the tourism product: travel the greenway, eat at local restaurants, stay in the immediate vicinity of the greenway, visit museums, or do some shopping, among other options.

The project will also include training in accessible tourism for enterprises, and assessments of the designed products by groups with different special needs (testing groups). In this way we will succeed in moving from “accessible resource” to “accessible product”.

All these activities will be accompanied by various promotional and communication actions, such as dissemination over the web, awareness-raising campaigns on social networks, the production of a brochure, the publishing of newsletters, and the holding of two conferences, one at the start of the project in Madrid and the other at the end, in Viseu.

This project will enable us to elaborate equally on the consolidation of the image of European Greenways as an accessible and environmentally sustainable tourist destination, and on the contribution of the greenways to the economic diversification of the rural world.

Whoo coordinates and participate in this program?

The project is coordinated by the Spanish Railways Foundation; the EGWA provides the European dimension and coordinates communication. It will be implemented by a consortium formed by 9 partners from Spain ( Accessible Madrid is one of these partners) and Portugal, and one of a European dimension, the European Greenways Association: Four SMEs specialized in accessible and experiential tourism will also take part.

When: Friday January 30th; 10:00 – 14:30
Where: IFEMA – Feria de Madrid, Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, Campo de las Naciones, Madrid, Sala N115. 1ª Planta. Centro de Convenciones Norte. (Entrada Norte) How to arrive
Language: Spanish
See Program HERE
Registration Form
Participation is free of charge, previous registration at: registration16@aevv-egwa.org

Accessible Tourism

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Personal Assistance for disabled travellers in Madrid

Personal Assistance for disabled travellers in Madrid
Accessible Madrid is a private owned business that is managed, supporting disabled holiday tours and programs in Madrid, Spain since 2013.

Personal Assistance Service for disabled travellers by Accessible Madrid

We create barrier-free holidays for people with physical disabilities or reduced mobility and their families. Accessible Madrid is an Accredited Tourism Business and a member ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism).

We are dedicated to providing our clients with a hassle-free and enjoyable travel experience when they travel to Spain. As part of our broad range of services for disabled travellers visiting Madrid, we offer Personal Assitance Services (PAS) .

Personal Assistance Services provide people with the opportunity to exercise control and choice in their lives. Hiring a Personal Assistant from Accessible Madrid, can help you save on travel expenses and may allow you to replace an assistant more easily if needed.

A personal assistant is a person assisting a person with a disability with tasks that the individual would do for himself or herself if it were not for a disability. Independent living is not doing things by yourself; it is being in control of how things are done.

When travelling abroad, Personal Assistance Services (PAS) provide a way for some people with disabilities to do the things he/she would do for herself if he did not have a disability or had other ways to accomplish the task without human assistance. This could involve:

- Domestic tasks, such as housecleaning, cooking, laundry, and shopping, reading, or notetaking.
- Personal care, such as transferring, preparing and taking medications, skin care, positioning, bathing, range of motion exercises, dressing, grooming, and toilet assistance.
- Transportation, such as pushing a wheelchair, guiding someone, assisting with transitions and transfers, driving, etc.

Before you hire a PAS abroad, is always good to beging planning ahead weeks in advance before you plan to travel abroad. It is very helpful for us to identify the areas where our clients will require PAS and how much assistance in each of those areas they will need. Our staff are experienced in assisting customers with wheelchairs so you can be sure of a warm welcome when you travel with us.

If you are a disabled traveller, holidays can be stressful. Hire our Personal Assistance Services , when you travel to Madrid and enjoy your vacation without worries.

If you require further details on our Personal Assistance Services do not hesitate to contact us at info@accessiblemadrid.com

If your are spending your holidays in Madrid, we can also offer Wheelchair Accessible Holiday Rental Apartments in Madrid city centre.

Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid

At Accessible Madrid we have a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid, conveniently available at our store in Madrid. Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid can be hired daily, weekly or on a monthly basis. Customers can arrange worry-free rentals through a 24/7 via a full-featured Internet website or directly at our store in Madrid, located in calle Alcalde Sainz de Baranda 16 (28009 Madrid).

Your comfort and convenience is always our priority. You can pre-book a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid including Mobility Scooter, Manual Wheelchair (folding, bariatric, children), Electric Wheelchair and Wheelchair+Power Pack, Rollator, Shower Commode Chair, Knee Walker, Ramps, Crutches, Portable Electric Hoist Powered Mobile Stair Climber.

Servicio Asistente Personal

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Holiday Accessible Studio in Madrid

This spacious 40 squared metres Adapted Holiday Rental Studio is centrally located in the heart of old Madrid and is totally adapted for people with reduced mobility. It has a wheelchair adapted bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Maximum capacity: 4 people (double bed + 2 on a sofa bed)
Bathroom with adapted shower. The studio is fully-equipped.

Enjoy a privileged location in the centre of Madrid: spacious apartment close next to Plaza Mayor square, Puerta del Sol and Santa Ana square. Ideal for discovering the The Madrid of the Habsburgs and the triangle of Art. Besides, the studio lies within a 4 minute walk to Sol station and is located 1,5 kms away from Puerta de Atocha Train Station.

You can find here full details and photos of this gorgeous wheelchair accessible holiday rental Studio

Common Area Facilities
- FREE WIFI
- Reception 24 hour service (Monday-Sunday)

In the Room
- Dishwasher
- Microwave oven
- Glass ceramic
- Coffee Machine
- Utensils and kitchenware
- Flat TV
- A/C
- Heating
- Daily maid service (upon request. This has an extra cost)
- Free WIFI
- Bed linen
- Bathroom with towels, hair-dryer and soaps

Breakfast. 4 EUR per person/day

Reservations
For further details please click the following link Wheelchair Accessible Rental Apartment in Madrid

Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid - Accessible Madrid

If you are planning to visit Madrid and you have some mobility issues, Accessible Madrid we have a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid, conveniently available at our store in Madrid. Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid can be hired daily, weekly or on a monthly basis. Customers can arrange worry-free rentals through a 24/7 via a full-featured Internet website or directly at our store in Madrid, located in calle Alcalde Sainz de Baranda 16 (28009 Madrid).

Your comfort and convenience is always our priority. You can pre-book a wide range of Mobility Equipment Rentals in Madrid including Mobility Scooter, Manual Wheelchair (folding, bariatric, children), Electric Wheelchair and Wheelchair+Power Pack, Rollator, Shower Commode Chair, Knee Walker, Ramps, Crutches, Portable Electric Hoist Powered Mobile Stair Climber. We offer a convenient home/hotel delivery and pick-up service in Madrid city center.

If you are visiting Spain and you have any disability or you are simply a slow walker, we will be happy to arrange your Accessible Holidays in Spain. We offer a wide selection of 1-Day Private Accessible Tours in cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Cordoba, Sevilla, Toledo, Segovia, Valencia, El Escorial, Aranjuez and Chinchón.

Accessible Madrid offers a broad selection of Customized Accessible Vacation Packages for people with reduced mobility, disabled or simply slow walking travellers.

Visit our online store if you need to buy a mobility scooter. Accessible Madrid offers the widest selection of the best electric mobility scooters in the market. We also provide a trusted servicing, repair and after care service for mobility scooters.

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Accessible Spanish FAM Trip

At Accessible Madrid we are travel specialists who understand the set backs of a physical condition in achieving travel dreams. We organize FAM Trips throughout Spain showcasing the accessibility in different destinations, specifically in Madrid and the neighboring area. FAM Trip is a short name for "Familiarisation Trip". Our FAM trips are extremely well organised so that agents and governments have the opportunity to get involved with procedures and the best practices for accessible tourism, whilst also taking in the sights and attractions of the region in which they are staying.

The institutions also benefit from FAM trips focused on Accessible Tourism as agents get a lot more out of a visit than a website. Travel Agents can ask questions, taste the lunch or dinner options that their clients would experience, meet the local representatives at accessible tourism public institutions, do specific training on accessible tourism in good practices and just generally take in every little detail. The agents learn on these kind of trips that accessibility means bearing in mind the needs of the whole population, not just people with disabilities but families with children, carrying trolleys, bags, and experiencing special needs at different moments of life.

All this will enable travel agents from other countries to see firsthand exactly what goes on and giving them a genuine feel for the place so you can recommend it to your customers.

Spain welcomes over 68 million international tourists a year and tourist activity accounts for 11% of GDP. The current tourism trends observed an increasingly sophisticated system of supply and demand with the presence of older tourists and an increasing demand for quality. Madrid is a top tourist destination welcoming more than 11 million visitors a year. The city offers everything from art and culture to leisure and sports, as well as restaurants, shops and green spaces. There are so many places to go, so many things to do… And the city continues to improve its accessibility provisions so that all visitors can make the most of their trip to the Spanish capital.

How do our Accessible FAM Trips work?
Usually these trips last for 4 or 5 days depending usually on your needs and interests and the size of the group visiting. We take care of the transfers, accommodation, cultural visits, training, meetings with accessible tourism representatives (e.g. public institutions and wheelchair user associations), press releases, restaurants, etc.

For agents focusing on accessible tourism starting out, fam trips are one of the best ways to become more proficient in the field. Not only do fam trips allow destination and vendor training, but also broadens the view of the ins and outs of traveling in general. The more an agent travels, the more knowledgeable they gain about the travel industry. Early on, it is a perfect opportunity for an agent to begin learning about any specialty interest they want to become involved in selling, so learning can be geared toward clients with specific mobility requirements.

Many lasting relationships have been built between agents and governments as a result of these FAM trips focussed on Accessible Tourism.

If you are interested in organising an Accessible Spanish FAM Trip do not hesitate to contact us at info@accessiblemadrid.com or +34915701682. We will be happy to organise your FAM trip in due detail.

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Greenways4All. EU project.

Vías Verdes (literally, "green-ways") are old disused railway lines that have been recovered and reconditioned for use by walkers and cyclists. Exploring them is a different, enjoyable and environmentally friendly way of getting to know Spain, its culture and its landscapes. This is an alternative ideal for all ages, that respects the environment and brings together sport and the great outdoors. Sounds good? .

When the trains stopped rolling over these tracks once and for all, they fell into disrepair and were forgotten. The old lines have now lost their rails, and what was once the domain of wagons and locomotives is the realm of cyclists, walkers and day-trippers. There are 2,400 kilometres of Vía Verde all over Spain. They are easy to get to, and being flat and even, provide no technical difficulties - ideal for all kinds of people: adults, children, and the elderly and disabled too.

On July 1, 2016 the Greenways4All European project will start. This project will be coordinated by the FFE, which aims to improve accessibility around the greenways, the quality of tourism -oriented people with disabilities and dissemination of these resources and infrastructure for all.

Accessible Madrid will participate in the Greenways4all project sponsorized by the EU.

Under the title "Accessible Tourism on European Greenways: Greenways For All" and whose acronym is GW4ALL, the aim of this project is to move toward the creation of accessible tourism products based on greenways.

This project aims to move towards a product that meets the value chain of accessibility advancing from the accessible route to travel or accessible experience. Thus, accessibility is the common element to all resources that integrate the tourism product: walking the greenway, eat in restaurants in the area, stay in the nearby vicinity to the greenway, visit museums or do some shopping, among others options.

During the 18 months that the project will be designed at least 2 fully accessible tourism products. One, in the Via Verde de la Sierra (Cadiz-Seville) and another in the Ecopista / Via Verde do Dao (Viseu. Portugal). To do this, the project includes different stages as a methodology for implementing accessible greenways; databases accessible resources in these two territories; workshop and technical visits; local accessibility pacts between agents of the territory and public-private- helping both parties collaboration; and finally the design of offers and affordable products.

In addition, the project will include training in accessible tourism for companies and ratings by groups with different special needs products designed (testing groups). So it will move from the "accessible resource" to "accessible product."

Collaterally with this project will deepen the consolidation of the image of "European Greenways" brand as environmentally sustainable tourism and accessible destinations, as elements of economic revitalization in rural areas.

This work plan will be developed by a consortium of nine partners from Spain and Portugal, with the European dimension guaranteed by the presence as a partner of the European Greenways Association, and in the intervening four SMEs specialized in accessible tourism and experiential.

This project, funded 75% by the COSME Programme, EASME Agency (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) of the European Union for the Competitiveness of SMEs has a total budget of 166.148,60 €, and an execution period of 18 months.

The 9 members of the consortium from 2 countries developing this project are:
- Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (coordinador del proyecto) ES. www.viasverdes.com
- Plataforma Representativa Estatal de Discapacitados Físicos. ES. www.predif.org
- European Greenways Association (Escala europea) www.aevv-egwa.org
- Comunidade Intermunicipal da Região Dão Lafões. PT. www.cimrdl.pt
- Fundación Vía Verde de la Sierra. ES www.fundacionviaverdedelasierra.com

In addition, part of this consortium the following Spanish SMEs:
- Movilidad Ampliada S.L. – Accessible Madrid www.accessiblemadrid.com/
- Equinox Ciencia y Turismo–AstroAndalus www.darkskyadvisors.com/www.astroandalus.com/
- Turismo Vivencial www.turismovivencial.com
- Commext

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