Not One But TWO Conferences on UD & Travel - Germany and Taiwan

Inclusive Destination Development seems to be the newest "Spring perenninal" sprouting up on the conference circuit around the world. Germany and Taiwan are blooming!

Australia addressed travel & disability with NICAN in Perth, September 2004 (for those of you who are geographically challenged, September is Spring Downunder). Brazil hosted one national and one international conference on the topic November 2004 in Canela and December 2004 in Rio de Janeiro.

The following is an announcemet from Peter Neumann on the European "Culture for All" Conference to be held May 12- 13, 2005 in Berlin. Tomorrow's post will detail Taiwan's May 5-8, 2005 International Accessible Tourism Conference.

Dear Sir or Madam,

Today I would like to inform you about the Europe-wide conference of the European Institute for Design and Disability (EIDD) on „Culture for all“ May 12th-13th 2005 in Berlin.

A conference organised by EIDD in cooperation with its national member organisation European Institute for Design for All in Germany (EDAD). With the patronage of the Representative of the German Federal Government for the concerns of disabled people and the support of the German Federal Government of Germany and the City of Berlin.


German Federal Government Press and Information Office,
Reichstagsufer 14, 10117 Berlin.


The final programme will be launched in a few days on the website or

In order to start taking steps towards achieving some of the aims expressed in the EIDD Stockholm Declaration© and to demonstrate the wide, horizontal relevance of Design for All to all interested communities, the EIDD has decided to focus its 2005 Annual Conference on the topic of Culture for All.


The topic of culture has an enormous range of ramifications, all of which stand to profit extensively from the coherent application of the theory and practice of Design for All. The main headings on which this Conference will concentrate are:

  1. Cultural Heritage – Access to Buildings, Nature Reserves and Artefacts

  2. Urban Environments and Public Transport in a Cultural Context

  3. Cultural Tourism and Marketing

Who should attend?

  • local councillors responsible for cultural heritage and activities;

  • local planning and transport officers;

  • museum curators;

  • theatre and cinema managers;

  • principals and facility managers in institutions of education;

  • managers of tourism and transport companies;

  • conference centre managers;

  • library managers and librarians;

  • publishers and editors;

  • architects, city planners, industrial and communication designers;

  • web managers and web designers;

  • television executives, film directors and producers;

  • ecclesiastical authorities responsible for cultural heritage;

  • authorities responsible for walled cities, stately home owners, castles and other similar venues
    • All of these from European countries, plus their European and international associations.

      Anticipated consequences:

      Based on the three main strands identified, EIDD expects the conference to generate a Final Act stating the relevance of Design for All to the debate about culture and its enjoyment in the modern world. Further expectations include the possibility of establishing a European Standing Conference on the implementation of Design for All in culture, again featuring the three main headings, but without excluding the possibility of further ramifications in future.

      We look forward to welcome you to this event and we will send you the official program within the next few days.

      For further questions, please do no hesitate to contact me.

      Sincerly yours

      Peter Neumann

      Chairman EDAD and Board Member EIDD

      Dr. Peter Neumann
      Europäisches Institut Design für Alle in Deutschland e.V. (EDAD)
      Bahnhofstr. 1-5
      48143 Münster
      Tel: +49 251/16254-31
      Fax: +49 251/16254-34

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