Welcome Kit

Welcome Kit

Welcome Kit for Accessible Hospitality

Tourism Inclusion Tool for Blind or Visually Impaired People

Together with the La Girobussola Association, we have sought an answer to the needs of blind and visually impaired people for autonomy by combining staff training with different technologies such as QRCode and NFC, visuotactile maps, braille, etc.

Realistic photo of an accompanied blind person crossing a pedestrian crossing

The Welcome Kit includes:

Information materials, in different formats, with useful information for mobility and understanding of the services available in the structure concerning:

A hand explores a visuotactile map

Equipment:

Tactile maps of the accommodation unit/room

Visual-tactile maps of the neighborhood/floor

Braille information material

Information material with enlarged text

Restaurant menu in Braille and enlarged text

According to the WHO, there are 217 million visually impaired and 36 million blind people in the world, but there are as many as 1.2 billion people who need glasses in the performance of activities of daily living.

In Italy there are over 360 thousand blind people and it is estimated that over one and a half million visually impaired people are visually impaired, and by 2030 a general increase is expected due to the aging of the population (Eurostat predicts that by 2034 more than 33% of the European population will be over 65 years old). More and more in the coming years we will talk about the Silver Economy where the focus will be increasingly shifted to people's needs and not to disabilities.

When Hospitality becomes Accessible, it needs new equipment and we realized that we lacked a tool that could offer greater autonomy to these Guests

The Welcome Kit is available in all languages, Italian, English, German, French, etc.

Village for all, and the "La Girobussola Aps" Association, created to promote tourist and cultural accessibility for blind and visually impaired people, have combined their skills to offer an innovative solution

There are 33,000 hotels and 2,000 campsites, but we do not have reliable data on their accessibility for blind or visually impaired people. From our information, we know that they can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

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