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Photo: View from above of various converted vehicles during REHACARE 2016; Copyright: Messe Düsseldorf/ctillmann

Conversions, financing options, vacation rental – the different facets of automobility

01/08/2018

As long as autonomous vehicles are not legally allowed to be on public roads, we have to take matters into our own hands and get behind the wheel. Persons with reduced mobility are especially interested in financing options and car adaptations. When vacation time comes, even people who don’t own a car, sometimes wished they had their own (temporary) set of wheels.
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Photo: A man in a wheelchair and a woman with a dog sitting in front of their accessible motorhome; Copyright: Sodermanns

"The motorhomes are suited for both drivers and passengers"

01/08/2018

Whether it’s a festival or a road trip in Norway – those who have a recreational vehicle (also called motorhome), can enjoy a car and lodging all-in-one and are free to travel independently and live life on their own terms. More and more people with disabilities also want to experience this kind of freedom. Accessible converted motorhomes make this a reality.
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Photo: A woman in a beach wheelchair; Copyright: Timo Hermann | Gesellschaftsbilder.de

Tourism for All: "Traveling is not just about physical access"

19/07/2018

Tourism is for everybody. The aim of the British organisation Tourism for All is to make travel accessible. Whether travelers, policy makers or companies, Tourism for All wants to operate with and for everyone. REHACARE.com asked, how the attitude of companies and politicians towards people with disabilities has changed and what the European tourism market has to offer.
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Photo: Wheelchair user on a winding road in Iceland; Copyright: RUNA REISEN GmbH

Self-determined traveling

03/04/2018

Whether sunbathing in southern Europe, accessible round trips or cruises – there are many possibilities to travel. The tourism industry is increasingly discovering that accessible travel is a growing market. Why Canada is definitely worth a trip, what can help with planning and how children and youth travel can become more inclusive, you can find out in our Topic of the Month April.
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Photo: The Moraine Lake at Banff National park; Copyright: panthermedia.net/JamesWheeler

Canada: Where accessibility is a part of life right from the start

03/04/2018

Known for its beavers, bears or the recent return of the bison, maple syrup or its love of hockey – Canada is the personification of nature and vast distances. Thanks to its many national parks, this country is a must-see for any nature lover. When it comes to accessibility, the Canadians provide an infrastructure people with disabilities can only dream of in this part of the world.
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Photo: Four children at the campfire, in the background there is a tent; Copyright: panthermedia.net/TatyanaGl

More choices please: Making children and youth travel more inclusive

03/04/2018

Where are you headed? There is usually a quick answer to this question when it comes to inclusive travel options for children and adolescents with disabilities. That’s because the inclusive approach hasn’t really asserted itself yet with many travel providers. A strategic action plan to promote more inclusion in travel is supposed to change this in the future.
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Photo: Woman in a wheelchair standing between a tent and a motorcycle watching the sunset; Copyright: TOSHI MEIER-BROOK

Tourism industry in action: Traveling without barriers

03/04/2018

Whether they are blind or use a wheelchair – people with disabilities have individual needs when they travel, which should be supported by tour operators, the accommodations and surroundings on location. The keyword here is accessibility. After all, active participation is an important basic need that must be met not just in everyday life but also on travels.
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