Recognizing the importance of creating an accessible and barrier-free society, the Taiwan Tourism Bureau has organized the “International Conference of Accessible Tourism Taiwan 2018” to encourage social participation opportunities for the elderly, people with disabilities and their caregivers. Distinguished speakers, both domestic and from abroad, have been invited to share their knowledge and experience with accessible tourism and the practical needs of users. The "Universal Design Contest of National Scenic Areas" and the " Photo Collection of Senior Traveling” exhibition creates a space for public-private dialogues, bringing together leading academics, researchers, industries and the general public, regardless of physical or mental disabilities, gender, or age, to promote the development of an accessible, barrier-free and friendly environment in Taiwan.
Taiwan Tourism Bureau, OurCityLove Social Enterprise
Taiwan Institute of Landscape Architects, Foundation of Universal Design Education, National Chiao Tung University, National Taipei University of Technology
Time & Location
9:00am – 5:00pm, January 30, 2018
National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) Hong-Yue Technology Research Building, B1 International Conference Hall
Address: No. 1, Sec. 3, Zhongxiao East Road, Da’an District, Taipei City
Participants (Free Registration)
Participants of the "Universal Design Contest of National Scenic Areas" and the " Photo Collection of Senior Traveling”
Domestic and foreign representatives of accessible tourism and social welfare organizations
Professors, students and researchers from domestic and foreign institutes for universal design
Public sector workers interested in learning more about universal design (professional learning hours registration)
Registered or on-site participants of the general public
Tourism for All
Ms. Sia Siew Chin, President of Asia Pacific Network on Accessible Tourism
Ms. Sia Siew Chin, from Malaysia, is the current President of the Asia Pacific Network on Accessible Tourism (APNAT) and was born with muscular dystrophy. She established the famous Beautiful Gate Foundation for the Disabled in Malaysia. The foundation has opened many Beautiful Gate Centers across the country, including centers in Petaling, Kepong, Klang, Puchong, Seremban, Malacca, Sitiawan and Kampar. She helped establish many services and opportunities for people with disabilities through Beautiful Gate including an Artists Group, Recycling Workshop, Employment Network Service, and more. She has also served as a member of Petaling Jaya City Council in Malaysia for many years. Sia Siew Chin has worked against all odds through love and perseverance to help the disadvantaged. She was awarded one of the Top 10 Outstanding Young Malaysians in 2000 and was awarded the esteemed title of Ahli Mahkota Wilayah (AMW) by the highest head of state in Malaysia in 2008. Sia Siew Chin, her family and Malaysian friends with disabilities have visited Taiwan many times. Sia Siew Chin will share her experience with the development of accessible tourism in the Asia Pacific region, as well as her observations on Taiwan’s accessible tourism environment, and help establish greater connections between the accessible tourism organizations in Taiwan and abroad.
Universal Design for Tourism - User Needs and Practical Examples
Mr. Tang Feng-Cheng, President of Foundation of Universal Design Education
Mr. Tang Feng-Cheng is an avid promoter of accessible design education in Taiwan, and is the current president of the Foundation of Universal Design Education. He has helped promote universal design education programs, serving as a consultant on disability rights and accessibility in many local governments and offices, including the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Communications, Taipei, New Taipei City, and Taichung City, as well as a committee member for the Ministry of Economics. In this seminar, he will analyze the needs of users of accessible tourism based on the concepts and principles of universal design. He will highlight the design trends of universal design (UD) in foreign countries through specific cases of various service improvement projects. Mr. Tang Feng-Cheng will also share his thoughts on the “Universal Accessible Design Competition” as one of the competition judges, and his expectations for the future of Taiwan’s accessible tourism.
The venue is equipped with accessible (wheelchair) seating.
The main language of the conference is Chinese, with a sign language translator and text services during the conference.
Guidance services are provided from main transportation exits to the conference for the visually impaired (please sign-up for service during registration).
Written communication and assistance are provided during the event for the hearing impaired (please sign-up for service during registration).
Tablet and digital information services are provided during the event for the visually / hearing impaired (please sign-up for service during registration).
Accessibility services are provided at every MRT station in Taipei (guides for the visually impaired can be reserved in advance).Take the Bannan line to Zhongxiao Xinsheng station, take Exit 2 (exit has accessible elevator), and head towards Section 1, Xinsheng South Road. Enter through Taipei Tech through the Xinsheng South Road entrance, go straight for one minute, and the conference location will be on your left
Free download for the Friendly MRT App
Rehabilitation (Fukang) Bus:
Requires advances reservation, for more information refer to the following:
Taipei accessible taxis are by meter. There are currently four car models including Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen T6, Luxgen V7, and Ford Turneo. The number of passengers the taxi can carry varies by model. Reservations can be made in advance with the taxi company. Please refer to the following contact info.: Taipei Star｜Crown Taxi：+886-412-8333 / Mobile 5510
Take the Blue Line (Bannan Line) or the Orange Line (Zhonghe Xinlu Line) to Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station. Take Exit 4 to National Taipei University of Technology.
National Taipei University of Technology Station - 212, 212 Direct, 232, 262, 299 and 605.
Zhongxiao Xinsheng Road Entrance - 72, 109, 115, 214, 222, 226, 280, 290, 505, 642, 665, 668, 672 and Songjiang Xinsheng Metro Bus.
From the TRA Taipei Station transfer to MRT Banqiao Line to Zhongxiao Xinsheng station. Take Exit 4 towards National Taipei University of Technology.
HSR (High Speed Rail)
From the HSR Taipei Station transfer to MRT Banqiao Line to Zhongxiao Xinsheng station. Take Exit 4 towards National Taipei University of Technology.
[Sun Yatsen Freeway - Highway 1] at the Jianguo North Road / Songjiang Road Interchange (stay left to take Jianguo North Road Elevated Bridge), take the Zhongxiao East Road Exit (turn right on Zhongxiao East Road), you will reach the National Taipei University of Technology in 100 meters.
© OurCityLove Social Enterprise