Since 2008, the Viceconsejería de Comercio y Turismo del Gobierno Vasco (Regional Council for Tourism and Trade of the Basque Government) has been implementing the “EUSKADI TOURIST ACCESSIBILITY MODEL”, with a view to improving accessibility to tourist resources for all people in terms of quality, safety and comfort.
One of the activities included in the model involves diagnosing the accessibility features of those tourist establishments and resources in Euskadi applying for it (lodgings, restaurants, tourist information offices, and site interpretation centres.
These diagnoses provide information regarding the degree of accessibility for different types of functional diversity (physical, visual, auditory, intellectual and organic).
In order to determine the degree of accessibility of an establishment for each type of functional diversity each of the different items that make up the “tourism service chain” is assessed in terms of its contribution to accessibility. For example, in the case of how physical functional diversity relates to accommodation, the following elements contribute very significantly to its accessibility: bathrooms and sanitary facilities, access to the establishment, horizontal and vertical movement within the establishment, width of doors and corridors, room layout, etc.
The objective is to improve the accessibility of Euskadi’s tourism offer bearing in mind people’s functional diversity and applying the concept of accessibility as a factor of excellence and added value, given that improvements in accessibility benefit society at large, in that they provide environments and services with improved quality, safety and comfort.
In this section you will find information on Nekatur accommodation that has undergone the accessibility diagnosis, and the degree of accessibility offered for each type of functional diversity.