Updates to Oneida County tourism website aim to highlight diversity, accessibility

For the Tomahawk Leader

ONEIDA COUNTY – New updates to the Oneida County Tourism Council website have been made in an effort to help all visitors feel welcome in the Northwoods.

A release from the Oneida County Tourism Council said the changes to the website “(promote) the county’s diverse-owned businesses and accessibility options.”

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)+ additions to the travel website, www.oneidacountywi.com, include additional filters for businesses owned by minorities, veterans, women, LGBTQ+ and those with disabilities, as well filters detailing places with elevators, accommodations for the visually and hearing impaired, accessibility, ADA-compliant rooms and bathrooms, those that welcome service animals and more, according to the release.

Each business listing on the website will also list individual diversity and accessibility offerings.

“In Oneida County, we want every visitor to feel welcome,” said Krystal Westfahl, President of the Oneida County Tourism Council. “These filters will help travelers find businesses that can best accommodate their needs and allow people to easily support diversely owned shops, restaurants and more. We’re proud of our commitment to inclusivity and look forward to encouraging it in the Northwoods wherever we can.”

The release said the website now includes more information on trail accessibility as well, with descriptions including the type of trail surface, features like bridges, rest areas with accessible restrooms and parking information.

“These detailed descriptions are incredibly helpful for trail users,” Westfahl stated. “They’re easy to find on the website with really crucial information that can help a visitor decide, at a glance, which trail they want to explore. It’s an amazing resource.”

Visitors can find more information about Oneida County at www.oneidacountywi.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

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