Support for Scott Rains inclusive tourism centers project
If by some weird happenstance I was designated as the person who could choose someone to set up centers to forward the cause of accessible travel by people with disabilities, I'd have a short list of the right individual for the job. But surely on that list would be Scott Rains.
So it's fortunate that the Echoing Green Foundation has accepted a proposal by Scott to create three Centers of Excellence in Inclusive Tourism in strategic locations for the second of three rounds of the 2008 competition.
Scott's proposed centers would:
* Standardize the diversity of accessibility laws,
* Disseminate minimum accessibility guidelines for hotels,
* Train travel & hospitality industry staff,
* Promote the education & hiring of People with disabilities (PwDs) in the industry.
If you're not familiar with Scott's work, visit his blog (you can read more about the above project here). If you want to hear his passion come through, watch this video.
The kind of project that Scott proposes is needed to advance the travel experience for people with disabilities. And Scott is just the person to launch them.
Photo of Scott Rains from The Rolling Rains Report