Course name Accessible Tourism, 5 cr
Course date 01.11.2022 - 21.12.2022
Institution Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Hospitality Management HUB
Teacher Petra Blinnikka
Available for open UAS Chargeable
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 23.10.2022
Implementation plan
OPEN UAS Enrolment

Accessible Tourism, 5 cr

01.11.2022 - 21.12.2022

Course description

Purpose of the course After completing this course, you will understand the basic principles of accessibility and accessibility and the implications of accessibility when planning and implementing tourism activities. In addition, you can utilize these things to design your work and work environment.

Leaning outcome You will be familiar with the diversity of environmental and accessibility concepts and will be able to acquire information related to environmental assessment and design. You are able to work to promote a accessible and customizable environment and its functional fairness. You are aware of the specifics and needs of different customer groups and the challenges faced by tourism entrepreneurs within accessibility. You are familiar with the potential of society and tourism organizations to influence accessibility and are familiar with the legislation that governs activities.

Content: Accessibility principles and key environmental and accessibility concepts, accessibility legislation, specifics and needs of different customer groups.

Course way of working and time table

This course is implemented online. Methods of teaching and learning used in the implementation: * online webinars * learning assignments * group discussions * demos

Course additional info

Recommended material: Accessible tourism for all: an opportunity within our reach. 2016. World Tourism organisation.

Darcy, S., McKercher, B., Schweinsberg, S. 2020. From tourism and disability to accessible tourism: a perspective article. TOURISM REVIEW. VOL. 75 NO. 1 2020, pp. 140-144, © Emerald Publishing Limited, ISSN 1660-5373 DOI 10.1108/TR-07-2019-0323

Luiza, S. M. 2010. Accessible tourism – The ignored opportunity. Annals of the University of Oradea : Economic Science. 1.

United Nations: Promoting accessible tourism for all. https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/issues/promoting-accessible-tourism-for-all.html

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