Useful Guidelines / Interesting Material
To start a barrier free adaptation of an offer, you do not necessarily need to invent neither new measures nor methods. A large number of elements can be adapted already with little means and force. When planning the upcoming maintenance measures, you can incorporate several things. Here, we would like to share with you the information we found during our research. It contains comprehensive guidelines from best practice areas, general guidelines on barrier free adaptation of nature experience offers, as well as interesting information on the topic. They are grouped by languages and give an overview over the experiences of our European colleagues outside of our project.
Birding For All: a UK-based international organisation with the aim to encourage better access for all people to resources, services and reserves for birding https://birdingforall.com/about-birding-for-all/
Advise for disabled birdwatchers, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB): https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/birdwatching/advice-for-disabled-birdwatchers/
Why national parks accessibility matters, National Geographic: here
Disability awareness: The fight for accessibility, nature: https://www.nature.com
Tourism for All: A Guideline for barrier-free nature offers, Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy: Download here
A manual for rangers and nature guides / Experience handbook from the biosphere reserve Schaalsee, Germany: Download here
EUROPARC: Barrierefeies Naturerleben planen (EUROPARC planing barrier free nature experience): Download here
ADAC-guideline and further information on the topic "Accessible Tourism in Germany": https://www.adac.de/reise-freizeit/ratgeber/barrierefreier-tourismus/ (in German).
Checklist barrier free events, Freiwilligen-Agentur Halle-Saalkreis e.V.: Download here
Barrier-free travels in Voralberg, Austria: https://www.vorarlberg.travel/aktivitaet/barrierefrei-reisen-ohne-handicap/
Barrier-free nature holidays in Austria: https://www.austria.info/de/service-und-fakten/barrierefreies-reisen#barrierefreie-naturerlebnisse