With its Easy Access series, Open Doors Organization (ODO) set a new gold standard for tourism guides for people with disabilities. These guides, available online and in print, are geared to anyone with a functional limitation, from small children to older adults. They cover restaurants and lodgings as well tourism attractions, transportation and other resources important to the disability community. Data is gathered by on-site inspections to ensure reliability. To date, two titles are available, Easy Access Chicago and Easy Access Springfield.
Detailed, accurate access information is key to trip planning for visitors with disabilities as well as local residents. Access guides effectively put out a welcome mat for a community which, despite its size and spending power, is too often overlooked by tourism bureaus. Cities and regions interested in having an Easy Access guide for their area are encouraged to contact us. ODO‘s expert staff will also consult with groups who need assistance in creating their own access guide.