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Fifth International Congress Tourism for All


23-25 September 2015, Madrid, Spain. For anyone interested in Accessible Tourism for All, this will be the top event of 2015 in Europe where researchers, policymakers and practitioners will present, learn about, discuss and plan new initiatives in this flourishing field of tourism development.

The fifth edition of the "Tourism for All" international congress will be held jointly with the Sixth edition of the "International Congress on Design, Research Networks and Technology for All (DRT4ALL)", organised by the ONCE Foundation in collaboration with UNWTO and ENAT, with the support of Vodafone Foundation, Spain.  


The ONCE Foundation has worked since its inception to contribute to the full social inclusion of people with disabilities, giving effect to the principle of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination.

Within this context, the ONCE Foundation has decided to organize the V International Congress on Tourism for All and the VI International Congress of Design, Technology and Research Networks for All in order to join forces and leverage the synergies that can be generated from both Congresses. Joint plenary sessions will be held as well as specific roundtables and workshops for each Congress.

This V International Congress on Tourism for All has as its central focus New Technologies and Tourism for all; Solutions and Technology Applications in Tourism for All.

Conference Topics

The Congress agenda is open to all proposals on Tourism for All and Tourism Industry in general. We are seeking innovative, different and interesting proposals, technology demonstrations and applications, as well as solutions for tourism, culture, leisure, gastronomy, and natural sites, among others.

Conference topics may include:

  • Technologies and Information and Communication Access Services.
  • Human–computer interaction.
  • Assistive Technologies.
  • Telecare.
  • Digital Homes and independent living.
  • Applied robotics for personal autonomy.
  • Transport for all.
  • Accessible collaborative learning technologies
  • DRT4ALL applications and solutions for Accessible Tourism


Complejo Deportivo y Cultural de la ONCE,
Paseo de la Habana 208, Madrid, Spain

More information

Visit the Congress website
Telephone: +34 91 506 51 84

Selected papers will be included in Congress of Tourism for All 2015 Proceedings, which be published in electronic format and posted on the Congress’ website with an ISBN.

Paper format
Articles should not exceed 10 pages in Word format and must conform to the official style guidelines. Papers written in Spanish or English are welcomed, but it is mandatory that abstracts are in both English and Spanish.

Paper submission
All papers must be submitted to using wetransfer.
It is a requirement to include keywords that comply with the Congress topics.

Download the announcement in PDF format from the right-hand column (Spanish version). 

To learn about the previous Congresses on Tourism for All and DRT4ALL, consult the webpage of Fundación ONCE:

ENAT Member logo Fundación ONCE for cooperation and social inclusion of persons with disabilities is a Founding Member of ENAT





General Information

Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Location: Madrid, Spain
Start Date: 23/09/2015
End Date: 25/09/2015


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