Seminar 3

Programme of the 3rd  PROSPELASIS Seminar:
«Accessible Tourism issues»


Date: Monday the 22nd of November
Place: Amphitheatre of the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki
Target audiences: a) Monument's Employees of Thessaloniki's Ephorates and also of other Ephorates.            
                                   b) Tourist guides
                                   c) Tourism industry
                                   d) Cultural spaces employees

9:00-09:15 Greetings

9:15-09:45
1.     «The PROSPELASIS project and the accessible tourism. Basic concepts and international practices».
Prof. A. Naniopoulos (project coordinator), AUTh
Papanikolaou Eleni, Architect AUTH

9:45-10:15
2.   «Possibilities and obstacles concerning the relationship among people with mental inefficiency and the monuments of cultural heritage».
Georgios Barbas, Assistant professor of the education of children with special needs, AUTh

10:15-10:45
3.   «Good practices in Greece, concerning the accessible cultural places».
Ioannis Polychroniou, Architect, head of the people with disabilities office of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism

10:45-11:15

4.   «An evaluation of the Thessaloniki infrastructure for the development of accessible tourism».
Tsalis Panagiotis, PhD Civil Engineer
Lazaridou Pavlina

11:45-12:00   Interval

12:00-12:30

5.   «The tourist with mobility disability. Needs and personal experiences».
David Finnegan, specialist on accessibility issues, wheelchair user

12:30-13:00
6.   «The tourist with vision problems. Needs and personal experiences».
Karypidou Eleni, President of the PanHellenic Association of Blind, Local Union of Central Macedonia
Kalle Paschalina, Trainer of people with vision problems and group of Blind people, Mobility Orientation and daily skills Service of the Blind

13:00-13:30
7.   «The tourist with hearing problems. Needs and personal experiences».
Spyros Kouzelis, sign language teacher
Antonios Karatosios, student of civil engineering department, member of students with disabilities group

13:30-14:30
8.   Round table discussion, questions and answers



 

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