YVR Continues to Lead in Airport Accessibility Innovations

(IN SHORT) Vancouver International Airport (YVR) remains committed to fostering accessibility and inclusion through ongoing innovations. Recently, YVR introduced Sign Language video boarding messages in multiple languages, complementing existing audio and visual announcements, and plans to expand Assistive Listening Systems to check-in counters. The Curbside Greeting program offers proactive assistance to travelers from the moment… Read the full press release

British Airways Enhances Accessibility with Signed Video Content for Deaf Travelers

British Airways is partnering with SigncodeUK, an organisation dedicated to ensuring equal access to information, products and services for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community  The partnership will mean customers can access key travel information in signed video form, including the airline’s onboard safety briefing via a unique QR code It is estimated that more than 150,000 people… Read the full press release

London Luton Airport and easyJet Take Accessibility to New Heights with Familiarization Day for Passengers with Disabilities

Luton, UK, 2023-Feb-10 — /Travel PR News/ — London Luton Airport (LLA) and easyJet have hosted an accessibility familiarisation day, providing passengers with both hidden and visual disabilities with an opportunity to experience all aspects of the airport’s end-to-end passenger journey. Underlining London Luton Airport’s commitment to providing a simple, friendly and safe service to… Read the full press release

New International Standard for Accessibility in Tourism Unveiled at Madrid’s FITUR Trade Fair by UNWTO, Fundación ONCE, and UNE

UNWTO, Fundación ONCE and the Spanish Association for Standardization UNE have advanced efforts to introduce a comprehensive international standard for accessibility across the whole of the tourism sector. Madrid, Spain, 2023-Jan-26 — /Travel PR News/ — At a special session on Seminar on Tourism for All, held at the FITUR 2023 tourism trade fair in Madrid,… Read the full press release

Edmonton International Airport joins the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

YEG to launch the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program to increase accessibility, awareness and compassion for people with invisible disabilities Edmonton, AB, 2022-Oct-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Edmonton International Airport (YEG) strives to create an accessible and welcoming environment for everyone. As part of this commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, YEG has partnered with Hidden… Read the full press release

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport partners with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to further enhance accessibility to passengers

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, 2022-Sep-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Each and every traveller is unique, and so are their needs and requirements. To help all those who work at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport better serve passengers, we’ve partnered with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to bring its globally recognized Sunflower Lanyard program to YWG. Adorned with yellow sunflowers, the green… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport teams up with GRIDSERVE to build an electric charging facility, net zero equivalent to a petrol station

London, UK, 2021-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — A partnership between Gatwick Airport and sustainable energy company GRIDSERVE will build the Gatwick Electric Forecourt – an electric charging, net zero equivalent to a petrol station – that will be available to millions of passengers, commuters, staff, local residents and businesses that pass through the airport and its surrounding motorway… Read the full press release

British Airways partners with SignLive to trial new technology transforming experience for customers that use British Sign Language

British Airways is working with leading British Sign Language interpreting service to trial new technology that will transform its customer experience for those who use British Sign Language Partnership announced on International Day of People with Disabilities New technology will remove barriers to communication, enabling customers who use British Sign Language to contact the airline… Read the full press release

UNWTO presents Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism Development – Compendium of Best Practices at FITUR Next

Madrid, Spain, 2021-May-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The UNWTO Affiliate Members Department, within the framework of the activities of the Working Group on Accessible Tourism, organized the Expert Meeting on Accessible Tourism – Good Practices on Accessible Tourism in Nature Areas at FITUR Next. This event provided a space to recognize the importance of… Read the full press release

JAL and ANA announce new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance

Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Oct-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), under the direct supervision of The Nippon Care-Fit Education Institute, today (Oct 26,2020) announced  a new accessibility guideline for customers requesting special assistance at the airport and during flight and airline employees to ensure a safe and accessible journey… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield earns the ‘RHF Accessibility Certified Gold’ rating under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

Halifax, N.S., 2020-Jan-22 — /Travel PR News/ — When visiting Halifax Stanfield in 2020, it’s hard to believe the terminal building that exists today is nearly 60 years old. With bright interiors and large windows, modern washrooms and other passenger amenities, Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) has made strategic investments over the past two decades that put passenger needs, like accessibility, at the forefront. “We care deeply about making tangible improvements that raise the bar and better serve… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport announces completion of £3.8 million upgrade on a transport hub, providing a new level of accessibility for all local bus users

Over 3 million people use the facilities each year Improvements include new lifts from road-level bus stops into the terminals and train station, new pedestrian and wheelchair accessible routes, seating and lighting Measures designed to offer more sustainable public transport options for local people and improve accessibility for those with mobility issues LONDON, UK, 2019-Jul-26… Read the full press release

Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas opens following historic renovations, safety and accessibility improvements

LITTLE ROCK, Ark,, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — The Department of Arkansas Heritage (DAH) is pleased to announce the completion of historic renovations, as well as safety and accessibility improvements, to the historic Jacob Wolf House in Norfork, Arkansas, a property managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. DAH began its stewardship of the property… Read the full press release

People with Disabilities (MOPD) launches new advisory committee to optimize accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Jan-08 — /Travel PR News/ — People with Disabilities (MOPD) have convened a new advisory group aimed at optimizing accessibility features at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports. The Airport Advisory Committee brings together 10 members of government and advocacy groups to seek input from travelers with disabilities and identify opportunities for removing barriers,… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines introduces new service to improve accessibility for customers using Japanese sign language

Improving Accessibility at Customer Service Centers in Japan Tokyo, Japan, 2018-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Japan Airlines announced a new service to improve accessibility for customers using Japanese sign language. (JSL) Starting today (December 11, 2018), JAL will offer video remote interpreting services at select customer service centers in Japan. Overview of Service The JAL… Read the full press release

George Best Belfast City Airport rated ‘very good’ on CAA’s accessibility report

Top 30 UK airports ranked on accessibility for disabled passengers 16 UK Airports ranked ‘very good’ – up from six airports in last year’s review Birmingham, Gatwick and Stansted have not met CAA expectations Manchester Airport ranked ‘poor’ for the second year in a row BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2018-Jul-18 — /Travel PR News/ — The UK… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi International Airport to offer golf carts to passengers with wheelchairs

Abu Dhabi Airports committed to ensuring that all facilities best serve all passengers Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-12-11 — /travelprnews.com/ — As part of Abu Dhabi Airports’ commitment to delivering world-class services for all passengers, Abu Dhabi Airports is further enhancing Abu Dhabi International Airport’s accessibility by offering golf carts to passengers with wheelchairs. The golf… Read the full press release