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an email to and I would be delighted to send you an electronic copy of our latest newsletter. You can view more of my blogs and editorials at the following websites:Donna Jodhan!I'm Jeff N Marquis at the business desk and today I would like to share a really interesting article with you. How would you like to learn more about what the state of Georgia is doing when it comes to accommodating the needs of disabled tourists?Well, I have something very interesting for you to read. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did. If you would like to contact me then by all means, send me an email at . Have a great weekend. Guest Commentary: Georgia's Planning and Tourism Initiatives for theDisabled Trina BoltonAtlanta July 2, 2009 Could a blind visitor ever fully enjoy a visit to Georgia's Aquarium withoutbeing able to see the marine life?Yes. Due to the collaborative efforts ofexperts at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Georgia Department ofEconomic Development, and several
local organizations committed to thedisability community, it may someday be possible for a blind guest to havean enriching experience at this Atlanta attraction. The Accessible Aquarium Project, under the leadership of Georgia Tech, aimsto engage visitors with blindness or vision loss in the venue's manyexhibits. In depth research is being conducted on motion, tracking, music,and narrations with a goal to convey the dynamic nature of a tourismdestination such as the Georgia Aquarium. These alternative means of representing a tour draw on other senses and seekto enhance the holistic elements of an aquarium, zoo, museum, or outdoortourism zone.