Press release E-learning Awards_EN
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release E-learning Awards_EN
Scandic is the definite market leader in Nordic hospitality with an unbeatable network of almost 230 hotels
run by 13,500 enthusiastic team members! We are the 'best hotel brand' in the Nordics (BDRC 2014) and
enjoy a following of more than 1.3 million members in Scandic Friends!
Scandic’s accessibility training wins two
awards for best interactive training
Scandic’s accessibility training has won first prize for best interactive training at the
Swedish Learning Awards 2014 and also took home silver in the British E-learning
Scandic is the leading hotel operator in the Nordic countries today. Just over 10 years ago
Scandic started its journey towards making its hotels more accessible for people with disabilities.
On top of this a wide-ranging interactive training programme has been developed for all the hotel
chain’s employees with the aim of fostering an understanding of different types of accessibility
challenges and the importance of treating all guests properly. This approach has seen Scandic
giving itself a unique position unmatched in Sweden or abroad.
In late 2013 Scandic took the next step in making its interactive training on its own website
openly available, helping to improve awareness among the general public.
“Every day we see people from outside Scandic completing our training on the website.
Receiving an award for this is the icing on the cake and something that makes us particularly
proud. It shows that the issue of accessibility is an important one,” says Scandic’s Director of
Accessibility Magnus Berglund.
In the Swedish E-learning awards Scandic won in the category “Best e-learning profit-making
business” in Sweden. The jury said:
“An easy-to-use interface with inspiring shifts in perspective that enable a wide target group to
realise and understand that when staying at a hotel not everyone enjoys the same experience
on the same terms.”
Scandic also won silver for the best e-learning product in the British E-learning Awards, amid the
tough competition of 250 international entries.
Want to find out more about the training course? Follow the link here, or read more about
Scandic’s important work on accessibility here.
For further information, please contact:
Magnus Berglund, Director of Accessibility, Scandic, phone: +46 709-73 50 77
Martina Tengvall, PR & Communications Director, Scandic, phone: +46 709-73 50 70,