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Darcy, Simon 1964-

Works: 33 works in 99 publications in 2 languages and 2,052 library holdings
Genres: History  Directories 
Roles: Editor, Author, Creator
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Most widely held works by Simon Darcy
Accessible tourism : concepts and issues by Dimitrios Buhalis( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As one would expect from two scholars at the height of their academic abilities, Dimitrios Buhalis and Simon Darcy have delivered a timely and much needed contribution to the under-served area of accessible tourism. Harnessing the best conceptual developments on the topic, Accessible Tourism is a scholarly yet hugely readable collection and readily communicates the various contributors' passion for and command of their subject. This collection is a must have text for anyone engaged in the theory, practice and policy of accessible tourism and will be essential reading on undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a range of disciplines and fields. I cannot speak highly enough of this endeavour and I'm sure it will take accessible tourism and universal design debates into the mainstream of academic enquiry and industry practice." Professor Nigel Morgan, The Welsh Centre for Tourism Research, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales --Book Jacket
Best practice in accessible tourism : inclusion, disability, ageing population and tourism by Dimitrios Buhalis( )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on policy and best practice in accessible tourism, reflecting the "state-of -the-art" as expressed in a selection of international chapters. It brings together global expertise in planning, design and management to inform and stimulate providers of travel, transport, accommodation, leisure and tourism services to serve guests with disabilities, seniors and the wider markets that require good accessibility. Accessible tourism is not only about providing access to people with disabilities but also it addresses the creation of universally designed environments that can support people that may have temporary disabilities, families with young children, the ever increasing ageing population as well as creating a safer environment for employees to work. The book gives ample evidence that accessible tourism organisations and destinations can expand their target markets as well as improve the quality of their service offering, leading to greater customer satisfaction, loyalty and expansion of business
Managing the Paralympics( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book critically examines the planning, management, and operations of the world's premier event for Para sport athletes. Noting a lack of research into how these games are planned and managed, the authors of this contributed volume discuss how the Paralympics are essentially different to the Olympics and what this means for their management. Managing the Paralympics explores how the organizers and connected stakeholders effectively organize and deliver the Paralympics, taking into account what has been learned from previous events. Including emergent models of best practice from event management, project management and sport management literature, the book gives an insight into the planning of one of the world's biggest sporting events that encompasses ten impairment types and multiple sport classes within sports."--Page 4 of cover
Research methods in sport studies and sport management : a practical guide by Tony Veal( )

16 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an accessible and practical introduction to research methods for the growing number of courses in sport studies and management. It includes a critical appraisal of alternative methods and their uses, and detailed guidance on the implementation of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods of research
Australian leisure by Anthony James Veal( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an introduction to and analysis of a broadly defined concept of leisure. It integrates Australian and international knowledge so that the book is an Australian interpretation, based largely on local sources, but which engages with relevant international research and theory. This edition has been extensively reviewed and updated and includes new chapters on social networks, global cultures and events. The purpose of the text is to illuminate leisure and its place in past, present and future Australian society. The text is designed to lead students into the subject and provide pointers to more detailed study, through discussion questions and guides to further reading
'Cultural life', disability, inclusion and citizenship : moving beyond leisure in isolation( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disability is a complex multidimensional social construct where the type of disability and the level of support of individuals needs to be considered within leisure provision. In a leisure context, people with a disability often face a multitude of constraints to participation. However, when leisure is possible, the benefits are substantial and worth pursuing. While other marginalised populations have received a great deal of attention across disciplines and in the field of leisure and recreation, disability has received comparatively less attention and generally in isolation to the leisure context. This book concentrates on "disability citizenship in leisure". The chapters focus on examining the leisure lives of people with different types of disability by supporting their leisure endeavours through innovations in technology, service provision and the imagination. Each chapter has a different social setting, involves different groups of people with disability, and challenges conventional wisdom about what is possible when ability is seen, nurtured and, then, flourishing with the opportunities provided. Rather than leisure being seen in isolation, the context of this book explores leisure as part of everyday lives of people with disabilities whether that be part of promoting inclusive practices across University basis, invoking an innovative technology of Photovoice to allow people with intellectual disability to provide insight into their hopes and dreams of community living, maintaining mental health in refugees through innovative leadership programs or how people with traumatic brain injury can regain autonomy through the arts. We situate the book in the context of further challenging researchers to think beyond disability as a context in their research and engagement of the person as a citizen in leisure opportunities, as opposed to a disability
Benchmark games : the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games by Richard I Cashman( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benchmark Games is unique in that there has been no previous study of the staging and the legacy of a particular Paralympic Games. The book documents and analyses the new benchmarks that were set at the time of the successful Sydney Paralympic Games." "Benchmark Games explores many questions about the appeal of the Games to the community. It also considers the operation of disability sport and the place of the disability community in Australian life."--Page 4 of cover
Anxiety to access : tourism patterns and experiences of New South Wales people with a physical disability by Simon Darcy( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian tourism organizations directory by Simon Darcy( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessible tourism : challenges and opportunities( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This document profiles key Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) research into disability and accessible tourism perspectives and issues, an important and growing component of the Australian tourism landscape
Setting a research agenda for accessible tourism by Simon Darcy( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visitor accessibility in urban centres( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Developing business case studies for accessible tourism( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian Leisure eBook by Anthony James Veal( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping park managers use their visitor information( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tourist experiences of individuals with vision impairment by Tanya L Packer( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic contributions of people with disabilities : an Australian approach and Methodology by Larry Dwyer( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soccer and social capital in Australia : social networks in transition by Daniel Lock( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volunteers with disabilities at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games : who, why, and will they do it again? by Tracey J Dickson( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People with disabilities are often the recipients of volunteer services but are rarely considered as a potential volunteer resource, such as in sport events where volunteers are an essential component of major sport event operation and legacy potential. For London's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, there was a determined effort by the Organizing Committee to recruit people with disabilities to be Games Makers (i.e., volunteers). This exploratory research investigated 786 London 2012 volunteers who self-identified as having disability or access needs. The research design involved an online questionnaire examining their motivations for volunteering, their experiences, their likelihood to continue volunteering, and their sociodemographic profile. This article contributes to the literature by examining the motivations of people with disability volunteering at a mega-sport event, as this has not been done previously. The factor analysis identified eight components: transactional; altruistic; it's all about the games; volunteering community; rewards; availability; variety; and application. The solution highlighted the duality of human capital-related transactional components where the individual wanted to improve their skills and the altruistic components of giving back and it's all about the games experience. The discussion examined these components in comparison to other mega-event volunteers to examine commonalities and contrasts
Disability in tourism by S Darcy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Accessible tourism : concepts and issues
Benchmark games : the Sydney 2000 Paralympic GamesVisitor accessibility in urban centresDeveloping business case studies for accessible tourismTourist experiences of individuals with vision impairment
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Darcy, S. 1964-

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German (1)