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  • SATH, founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations.

    To raise awareness and provide detailed training on how to serve and market to travelers with disabilities, SATH organizes conferences and provides speakers and panels for other industry associations such as American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), National Tour Association (NTA), International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, and Travel Industry Association of America (TIA).

    SATH works closely with a number of sponsoring corporations to help create training programs and materials, improve customer service and develop better outreach and marketing. SATH serves on advisory committees at Greyhound Lines and Northwest Airlines, among others. The Society is also available to perform access audits of hotels, restaurants and attractions.

    Since its inception, SATH has served as a clearinghouse for access information. SATH's travel magazine, Open World, features inspiring articles by travelers with disabilities and updates on destinations, cruises, web sites, legislation and more. The SATH web site also is geared to consumers.