01/07/2016Since January 1, 2016, all new long-distance buses need to include two wheelchair accessible spots. Starting on January 1, 2020, this applies to all intercity buses. This is stipulated in Article 42b in conjunction with Article 62, Provision 3 of the German Passenger Transportation Act (PBefG).
02/05/2016Jenny Bießmann studies, works, and lives in Berlin. In her spare time, she is an active member of the Network for Inclusion, Social Participation, Self-Determination and Assistance, NITSA e.V. She has spinal muscular atrophy and has seen a lot of the world inher power wheelchair. REHACARE.com spoke with her about her travel experiences and her recommendations for the tourism industry.
02/05/2016Whether family vacation or a weekend trip - those who travel have to think about many things in advance, at least when they have to rely on accessibility. What kind of special auxiliary means tourism has to offer, what the status quo of the industry sector looks like and what a young wheelchair user experienced when she travels, you get to know in the Topic of the Month May: Accessible traveling.
02/05/2016It’s all about the destination – usually, choosing the vacation spot comes first, at least when it comes to travel. You gather information at a travel bureau or on the Internet and make a decision. Then you book a reservation, plan and pack your suitcases. But can people with disabilities also do things just like that? Does the tourism industry pay attention to their needs as guests?
02/05/2016For their vacation planning, people with disabilities must rely on hotel information – when it comes to accessibility for instance – to be accurate and make sure the accommodations truly meet their needs. But what if you already had some bad experiences? Or what if there are simply no appropriate accommodations available in certain areas?
01/03/2016Robert Grund advocates on behalf of deaf people in North Korea. He is a fourth-generation deaf person himself. As the official liaison officer of the World Federation of the Deaf in North Korea, he wants to locally empower deaf persons to take charge of their lives and that of others. The first kindergarten for the deaf as well as an educational center for deaf are only the beginning.
01/04/2015Summer vacation, city quick trip or weekend getaway – people who like to travel do not want to face problems and obstacles either during planning or on site. But this exactly what often happens to people with disabilities. What European tourism still has to learn regarding accessibility and what he already has to offer, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month April: Traveling.
01/04/2015There is a market for accessible travelling in Europe. Yet it only grows very slowly. But actually there is a huge demand, like a study has recently proved. So what do people with access needs really require? And what does the travel industry have to offer – already today and in future?
01/04/2015What do people with disabilities experience when they plan their vacation? How well do they cope when they are traveling? And what exactly do they want? Questions upon questions. REHACARE.com asked around.
01/04/2015You need to be mobile if you want to travel. A fact that also applies to persons with disabilities. Yet the choices for accessible travel are slim. Oftentimes things also don’t work out because of inadequate service and poorly trained staff. That’s why the Weitsprung travel agency in Marburg, Germany, made it their mission to make travel dreams come true for everyone.