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Accessible Tourism Project 

More than 40% of the Canadian population have a person with a disability within their immediate circle of family and friends, which is why Accessibility is now a major consideration when choosing a vacation destination.

As part of a federally funded program Travel Penticton is offering the opportunity to attend FREE Remote Workshops and participate in FREE Onsite Consultations that will enhance your ability to promote the existing accessible aspects of your business; effectively host customers with accessibility requirements; and efficiently expand your access and inclusion capacities.

Accessibility Remote Workshops – FREE 

To protect the health and well-being of participants all workshops will be conducted remotely via Zoom, so stable internet access is highly recommended.  Also, to provide the best possible learning experience each session will be limited to a maximum of 10 individuals, so reserve your spot early to avoid disappointment.

Purpose of Workshops:

To provide tourism businesses, local government and recreation professionals & practitioners the skills and knowledge to incorporate universal design into programming, facility design, construction and maintenance programs for recreation, business and civic facilities.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will gain a basic understanding of:

  • Universal Design
  • Why marketing of Universal Design is beneficial to your business
  • The economic benefits of Universal Design
  • The differences between accessible building codes & designs and Universal Design
  • Common barriers in the built/physical environment.
  • Common dimensions and designs that will improve universal use of facilities
  • Key elements of Universal Design in the built/physical environment
  • How to prioritize ways of thinking for planning, repair & renovation
  • Practical tips for carrying out work

There are no workshops scheduled at this time, please check back at a later date.

For more information about our Accessibility Program, please contact Office & Special Projects Manager, Jo Charnock at 250-276-2161 or by email at .

 

 

 

 

 

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Penticton Visitor Centre
888 Westminster Avenue West
Penticton, BC V2A 8S2

Phone: 250-276-2170
Toll Free: 1-800-663-5052
Email: ask@visitpenticton.com