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Disabled passenger's humiliation unacceptable, says Deaf SA

Disabled passenger's humiliation unacceptable, says Deaf SA | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Comair should have provided assistance for deaf and blind passenger Cyril Axelrod or at the very least made alternative arrangements, says the Deaf Federation of South Africa.
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Is this a common experience or is Comair unique in demanding deaf or deafened or blind flyers need to be accompanied?

 

It's the first time I've come across this aspect of flying. Mostly it has been wheelchair users being refused access because they cannot "walk" to the emergency exit.

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Oldham council to adopt street charter - RNIB - Supporting people with sight loss

Oldham council to adopt street charter - RNIB - Supporting people with sight loss | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
We're delighted that Oldham Council will be adopting a street charter for blind and partially sighted people.
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3 Most Violated Accessibility Rules in Air Travel

3 Most Violated Accessibility Rules in Air Travel | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Airlines routinely ignore regulations that promote equal access in air travel for people with disabilities, These are the three most common violations.
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No More Premiums To Use A Wheelchair Accessible Taxi The Law Changes. MyTaxi, Gett & uberACCESS - All Want Our Business | Blue Badge Style

No More Premiums To Use A Wheelchair Accessible Taxi The Law Changes. MyTaxi, Gett & uberACCESS - All Want Our Business | Blue Badge Style | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
April 2017: A change in the law (Equality Act 2010) brings three key new protections to disabled people in England and Wales.  This means that taxi and private hire vehicle drivers will be obliged by law to: Transport wheelchair users in their wheelchair Provide passengers in wheelchairs with appropriate assistance; and Charge wheelchair users the…
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Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'

Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair' | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
It’s time Ireland’s 40,000 wheelchair users had equality too, writes Sean O’Kelly.
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Travelling by wheelchair accessible taxi

Travelling by wheelchair accessible taxi | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Different wheelchair accessible taxis operate in NSW, including flashcabs, mini buses and people movers. Each vehicle is designed to enable you and your wheelchair to travel safely.
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Meet the Heroes who will make air travel fully accessible

Meet the Heroes who will make air travel fully accessible | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
For most differently able people, air travel is more accessible than ever before.
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7 Tips for Power Chair Travel Made Easy

Travelling should be fun and exciting—but throw in a power wheelchair and you could get more adventure than you bargained for. Spinal Cord Injury BC and YV
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Wheelchair accessible taxis | Brighton & Hove City Council

Wheelchair accessible taxis | Brighton & Hove City Council | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
To help improve the availability of wheelchair accessible taxis across the city, we have launched a scheme that provides the direct telephone numbers for licensed drivers who ar
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Peshawar Metro Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor Documentary

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project is the equivalent of the Lahore and Islamabad/Rawalpindi Metro Bus service. Once completed, the BRT will be accessibl
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Bus campaign - RNIB - Supporting people with sight loss

Bus campaign - RNIB - Supporting people with sight loss | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Access barriers to buses have to be fixed. Our Stop for me, Speak to me campaign aims to secure major progress from bus operators on the crucial issues.
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Accessible Japan - Travel in Japan with a Disability

Accessible Japan - Travel in Japan with a Disability | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The latest accessible travel advice for disabled and senior travelers. Wheelchair accessible hotels, tourist sites, train travel tips and more.
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Accessible Airport Awards 2017: Apply by 6 April! | European Disability Forum

Accessible Airport Awards 2017: Apply by 6 April! | European Disability Forum | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
After last year's successful first edition of the Accessible Airport Awards in 2016, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has renewed its collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI), the representative body of airports, to organise a second edition.
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Amtrak - Experience - Accessible Travel Services

Amtrak - Experience - Accessible Travel Services | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Make the most of your Amtrak travel experience. Plan for your trip from booking train tickets, a hotel, car rental, buying travel insurance to downloading route guides etc. Make the most of your Amtrak travel experience. Plan for your trip from booking train tickets, a hotel, car rental, buying travel insurance to downloading route guides etc.
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Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists - HeraldLIVE

Move to make city highlights more accessible for disabled tourists - HeraldLIVE | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality is on a mission to make the city more disabled-friendly by improving accessibility to all tourism hotspots. Raising awareness about the struggle of disabled people, the metro has trained tour guides to be sensitive to the needs of those with disabilities and av
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Small changes, big differences for PRMs | The Seamless Travel Series - International Airport Review

Small changes, big differences for PRMs | The Seamless Travel Series - International Airport Review | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
International Airport Review speaks exclusively to Roberto Castiglioni to discuss how small changes can make all the difference fo
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Rail awareness open days | ScotRail

Rail awareness open days | ScotRail | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Rail Awareness Open Day on 19 April at Dundee rail station from 10.30 @ScotRail Equality.Advisory@scotrail.co.uk https://t.co/8eE0CU5q9M
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Prenotification Will ABTA travel agents ever get it right?

Prenotification Will ABTA travel agents ever get it right? | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Whenever traveling by air it’s crucial to let the airline know of any specific need, a process commonly called prenotification.
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The disabled traveller

It's time for a fairer deal for persons with disabilities. Pete Forster, the editor of disabledtraveller.com, explains his views on accessible travel.
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Arriva aims to boost confidence of disabled travellers

Arriva aims to boost confidence of disabled travellers | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RAIL operator Arriva Trains Wales is seeking to develop new partnerships across its network in an initiative aimed at making rail travel more accessible for disabled people in Ceredigion and Powys.
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The Bimblers - Disabled Holidays and Wheelchair Travel Blog

The Bimblers - Disabled Holidays and Wheelchair Travel Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Bimblers is a travel, holiday and lifestyle blog for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. We help people with mobility problems enjoy disabled holidays and weekend breaks. We share our stories of living and travelling with a chronic illness.
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Consultation open to make public transport more accessible

Consultation open to make public transport more accessible | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The federal government wants to make public transport more accessible for the disabled and needs your input to make it happen.
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At last a fully responsive minibus service for Tandridge launches Monday 3 April

At last a fully responsive minibus service for Tandridge launches Monday 3 April | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Both services provide a door to door service. All vehicles are fully accessible. All staff hold enhanced Disclosure and Baring service certificate from Surrey County Council and a full current MiDAS (Minibus driver awareness scheme) qualification
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'More freedom': Accessible taxi service hits the road

'More freedom': Accessible taxi service hits the road | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Bean Gill knows hailing a cab can be a demoralizing experience for people with physical disabilities. Now she can call one any time she wants.
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