Accessible tourism benefits everyone, it's all about people and places. Jersey now has a Disability Strategy, and Disability Discrimination Legislation will come into force on 1 September 2018. Businesses and public access buildings will be allowed a two year 'grace period' to provide sufficient time to comply with the law, with regard to making physical adjustments to premises.
The toolkit concentrates on recommendations that can be accomplished at little, or no cost. It is often these smaller changes that have the biggest impact. Obviously tourism businesses with improved accessibility appeal to a wider range of visitors, and its not just disabled visitors who benefit, it's families, older people, practically all your visitors in one way or another. So it makes good business sense to improve access, as it will enable you to tap into a large and growing market, as well as exceed your visitor expectations, meet your obligations and support the promotion of equality and diversity in the island. Download the full toolkit guide below to get started.
Visit Jersey will be holding an Accessible Tourism workshop on 31 October 2018. For further information click here.