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Accessible Travel

Accessible Travel

Whatever your plans are for this year's vacation - there are still obstacles and difficulties to conquer when travelling with a disability. We list interesting resources for handicapped travellers.

 
 

Audio-City

At Audio-City you can download descriptions of a city in form of MP3 files, which you can transfer onto your mobile MP3 player afterwards. For every city you will get between 15 to 20 files. For each of these files its title will be the name of the place it describes. This leads to a simple and fast selection of the desired clip on your player.

www.audiocityguide.eu
 
 

Access-Able Travel Source

On this site you get information about travelling with a special need. That includes access guides for cities, resorts and attractions. Access-Able Travel Source have resources about disability magazines and wheelchair or scooter rentals.

www.access-able.com
 
 

Accessible vacation home exchange

Tired of staying in hotels? Swapping homes with other people that have similar needs in other parts of the world is a low-cost and practical alternative. This database holds more than 110 offers in its database from Germany to New Zealand.

www.independentliving.org
 
 

Tourism for All (TFA)

The UK's central source of travel and holiday information and support for disabled and older people, their families, friends and carers. The charity holds a unique composite database of over 1,000 hotels in the UK, self-catering properties, bed and breakfast establishments and farms, published in a series of regional information sheets listing inspected, accessible accommodation.

www.tourismforall.org.uk
 
 

MossRehab Resources: Accessible Travel

This site offers information on travelling with a disability mainly in the USA. That includes travel tips, lists of motels and hotels, addresses of airlines, tourist offices and more. Less detailed information can also be found on other countries.

www.mossresourcenet.org
 
 

Travelin' Talk

Travelin'Talk is a global network of persons with Disabilities (and non-disabled) who have joined together and formed a unique family of friends around the world. There is no substitute for first hand information. So members can contact others before traveling to that area and get information prior to arriving.

www.travelintalk.net
 
 

you-too

you-too informs on the accessibility of public buildings in a variety of mainly european countries. Reliable yet sometimes incomplete information regarding appropriate accommodation or tourist attractions facilitates active travelling for the disabled or elderly.

www.you-too.net
 
 

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

The DPTAC advises the UK government on how to provide access for everyone. Log on to add your view on public transport and find out which access and complain rights you have.

www.dptac.gov.uk
 
 

Disabled Drivers`Association

The Disabled Drivers`Association aims to promote independence through improved mobility for disabled people and those with mobility problems. The site offers information on everything from blue badge to car adaptations and campaigns.

www.dda.org.uk
 
 

National Rail

The National Rail website is a good starting point for planning your train journey. Apart from time tables, contact information for the different public transport providers and rail companies is available.

www.nationalrail.co.uk
 
 

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