TravelAbility Forms Alliance with Miles Partnership on Accessibility Initiatives

Interactive Producer
Published 7/9/21
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SAUSALITO, CA (July 9, 2021) — Miles Partnership is proud to be partnering with TravelAbility on a variety of accessibility initiatives, including providing joint webinars, educational workshops, digital best practices and research.
 
Key to this partnership is the “Herd Accessibility” initiative, where the goal is to aggregate destination landing pages containing links to accessible attractions, museums and hotels on www.TravelAbility.net so that travelers with disabilities — as well as locals — will have the information they need on one website.
 
Content for these destination landing pages will be informed by custom research conducted as part of The State of the American Traveler report. This new research will be released in September 2021 by Miles Partnership and their long-time research partner, Destination Analysts.
 
“We’re honored to be collaborating with Miles on one of the most important projects that has come out of the first TravelAbility Summit in 2019: Filling the void of information about what is accessible,” said Jake Steinman, Founder of TravelAbility.
 
“Finding ways to better support and market to visitors of all abilities is a key area of focus for Miles,” said Erin Fossum, Interactive Producer at Miles Partnership. “I lead a dedicated team of digital accessibility specialists who design and code digital spaces
that are informed by the experience of users of assistive technology. We believe when we craft our products using the perspectives of users with disabilities, the result can be pleasurable and experiential — not just baseline accessible.”
 
The partnership between TravelAbility and Miles Partnership will help further both organizations’ goals of providing a better experience for travelers with disabilities and their companions. Through this alliance they will develop and distribute research and best-practice resources for creating a more accessible web presence, with the goal of achieving Herd Accessibility through the TravelAbility Accessible Destinations landing page initiative.
 
Workshops on digital accessibility and the landing page initiative will start later this year.
 
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About TravelAbility
Since the TravelAblity conference was launched in 2019, we’ve been quietly building an accessible travel ecosystem that includes the TravelAbility Insider newsletter, the “Explorable” podcast series, the “Herd Accessibility” accessible landing page initiative and the LaunchPad pitchfest, the world’s only platform for adaptive technology, contraptions and inventions that help open travel to everyone. Our website has become a one-stop hub where destinations, hotels and attractions can find the resources they need to become more accessible — all in one place. We’ve assembled an allstar Advisory Board comprised of leaders in disability travel community, media and travel industry.
 
About Miles Partnership
Miles is a strategic marketing company focused exclusively on travel and tourism. Miles works with more than 130 destinations and hospitality businesses to create forward-thinking print and digital content marketing solutions. www.MilesPartnership.com