Traveling by airplane is a great way to get to a distant destination, but this mode of travel can come with extra challenges for those with disabilities. Planning your trip and knowing your rights and options for accessible travel will help your trip go smoothly.
Disability hasn’t stopped these travellers from seeing the world. They talk about their experiences and offer tips on taking trips – and how the travel industry needs to change.
When most of us reach the end of a flight, we collect our things, walk off the plane and go on to baggage claim and the rest of our journey.
At the end of nearly every flight John Morris takes, he finds himself literally tied to a chair on the jet bridge, unable to go anywhere until the crew lets him.
There’s a lot of irony in the fact that the only options available to most disabled people are designed to achieve the very opposite of accessibility. Luxury is about exclusivity; it is non-inclusive by design, created to keep out the masses and cater to the special few who can afford it. That’s another ironic double-entendre: Luxury is meant to make a person feel extraordinary and special.
My comfort zone is laying in bed in my air conditioned bedroom, but I've been challenged lately to get up and out more because of a game called Pokémon GO
My mom always told me “If you can’t stand up, stand out” and I try to live by that mentality daily. I might not be able to stand physically, but I can stand. I can stand for anything that I desire, like traveling.
Through it all, my passion for traveling has never subsided and I’ve never stopped traveling… Regardless of my disability. I just love it
The creaky, cobblestoned Old World has long had a reputation for poor accessibility. It's the very charm of Europe — old, well-preserved, diverse, and different from home — that often adds to the barriers. But Europe has made some impressive advances toward opening its doors to everyone, including travelers with limited mobility.
I'm inspired by the fact that, wherever I go in Europe, I see locals with disabilities. The days of "hiding" disability are over...
With almost a billion people in the world — that’s almost 15% of the world’s population — having a physical, mental or sensory disability, we believe it’s important to ensure their access to travel opportunities is not limited.
Gone on a trip lately? I did—last week. That’s when I realized that the travel industry is in what you might call the mullet stage of their accessibility makeover. That’s right—stuck in the 80s.
As you know, there’s no shortage of high-quality travel blogs online to choose from, but each of these are unique and priceless in the kind of advice they have documented.
Whether you have a disability and would like expert advice or want your daily feed of inspiration, these blogs will give you the resource, tips and insight in to the world of a disabled traveler.
Sharing the world from a wheelchair perespective.
The UK’s leading provider of online access guides for a huge range of places of interest, from cinemas and hotels to museums, restaurants and more!
Exploring near and far, and mindful of wheelchair accessibility.
We are a family sharing our travels, tips and experiences here at Have Wheelchair Will Travel. While we have a focus on travel we know that travel is a ‘sometimes’ activity for most of us, so we share our day-to-day tips and other fun in between.
The information on this website will guide you through the process of planning your own wheelchair accessible vacation. I only write about the places I've visited, so you can be confident in what you read here.
Wheelchairtraveling.com was created in 2006 and works to empower people with limited mobility, their friends, and loved ones to access and experience the world of adventure and leisure travel.
The mission of the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) is to define, promote and improve the accessibility profession globally through networking, education and certification in order to enable the creation of accessible products, content and services.
Founded in 1997, MobilityWorks is a national chain of wheelchair accessible van providers - serving the disabled community with wheelchair accessible minivans, full-size vans with lifts and commercial fleet vehicles. Thousands of individuals and business clients each year are impacted by the products and services we provide.