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Carers should fly for free, MPs say

Carers should fly for free, MPs say | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Carers should not be charged to fly if airline rules mean disabled people have to be accompanied, a group of MPs has said.
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TRAVEL FOR ALL presentation video

Video presentation of Travel For All, a new concept for touristic services which offers trips that are accessible for everyone. Travel For All creates attrac...

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Travel For All a new concept (based in Spain), this video has English subtitles.

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Our Wheelchair Friendly Travel Bucket List

Our Wheelchair Friendly Travel Bucket List | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

We've finalised our wheelchair friendly travel bucket list for 2016. Plenty of accessible tourism on the horizon ...

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Wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk debuts

Wheelchair accessible tuk-tuk debuts | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The maker of a new tuk-tuk prototype retrofitted with a wheelchair ramp hopes to usher in a new era of wheelchair-friendly travel in Phnom Penh.
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Mt Druitt transport fail

Mt Druitt transport fail | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Disabled commuters and parents with prams in Mt Druitt are being left suffering with 40 of buses in the area without wheelchair accessibility.
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Transport seems to have overtaken other aspects of tourism access issues in my opinion?

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Lessons from London: how hosting the Paralympics can make cities more accessible

Lessons from London: how hosting the Paralympics can make cities more accessible | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Navigating a major metropolis with a disability is tough, but the Paralympics give us the chance to make it work.
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How a Hearing Loop /Induction loop helps hearing aid users on public transport

A video demonstration of how a Hearing Loop / Induction Loop helps hearing aid users on public transport.

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I have asked Ampetronic if they could please add subtitles  to this video. This has now been done I'm pleased to say.

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Taxi driver buys new disabled-friendly cab

Taxi driver buys new disabled-friendly cab | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A TAXI driver has bought his second wheelchair accessible cab after a council splashed out on new licenses.
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Introducing the new uberWAV

Introducing the new uberWAV | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

Today, we’re launching the new and improved uberWAV in Toronto at 1pm. uberWAV is our wheelchair accessible vehicle option, connecting riders with paratransit

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Disabled ex-athlete's £20,000 wheelchair damaged by Icelandair workers

Disabled ex-athlete's £20,000 wheelchair damaged by Icelandair workers | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Drew Graham, who was injured in an accident in 2014, was believed to be travelling from Denver to Newcastle via Keflavik International Airport in December when the wheelchair was damaged.
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Minister hints at further block to taxi access law, 20 years after MPs approved it | DisabledGo News and Blog

Minister hints at further block to taxi access law, 20 years after MPs approved it | DisabledGo News and Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

A government minister has told peers that it is “not necessary” for all taxis to be accessible to wheelchair-users. Transport minister Andrew Jones said that

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Middlewich bus services axed due to new disability rules

Middlewich bus services axed due to new disability rules | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A BUS company has revealed its reason to axe Winsford and Middlewich services, stating that their buses will no longer be compliant to the…
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Trains

Trains | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

Information about access and legal rights for disabled people taking a wheelchair or mobility scooter on a train. Unique tips and advice

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Accessibility of Long Distance Coaches: A Bus for Everyone(?) - CheckMyBus UK Blog

Accessibility of Long Distance Coaches: A Bus for Everyone(?) - CheckMyBus UK Blog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
In the UK about 11 million people suffer from a long-term illness or disability1 and around 9 per cent of the population report having mobility difficulties.2 Although society is working towards the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities, their impairments can still result in obstacles to be overcome in everyday life. This is particularly…
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The future of accessible bus and coach travel is changing. Here is a blog which looks at how this is developing, including statistics, key dates and other useful information.

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Changing Places for World Class Travel

Changing Places for World Class Travel | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

Network Rail is putting disabled travellers’ needs at the centre of a £multi-million project to transform Welsh railway and make it a ‘world-class’ facility.

 

The transformation of Port Talbot Parkway, is progressing, with some amenities already improved, under the £11.4m regeneration by Network Rail as part of the Wales Station Improvement Scheme. Latest to be unveiled are a new information hub, bridge, an updated waiting room and new toilets with baby changing facilities and disabled access.

 

Disabled facilities now also incorporate a Changing Places toilet, conveniently located on Platform 1 alongside the waiting room. The toilet is accessed via a RADAR key, and open seven days a week and Bank Holidays.

 

Supplied and installed by Clos-o-Mat, Britain’s leading provider of accessible toilet solutions, the Changing Places goes beyond the standard requirements for the specialist assisted accessible toilet. In addition to Changing Places specified equipment of a ceiling track hoist and adult-sized height adjustable changing bench, the new room includes a Clos-o-Mat Palma Vita wash & dry toilet, with a touch-sensitive switch and a height adjustable wash basin.

 

Network Rail’s Hannah McCarthy explained, “The new station has been designed to be as accessible as possible for all travellers, and help transform Welsh railway into a world-class travel network. Port Talbot Parkway features a full range of modern toilets, including conventional accessible, male and female toilets alongside the Changing Places. And to provide as full a range of toilet facilities as possible, we incorporated the Clos-o-Mat.”

 

A Changing Places toilet is for anyone who needs the help of a carer to undertake their personal hygiene. It gives more space than standard wheelchair accessible toilets, and the equipment to accommodate the needs of people who need changing. The Clos-o-Mat can be used as a conventional WC but, with its in-built wash and dry facilities, goes beyond, and helps ensure optimum cleanliness without the need to wipe clean, or be wiped clean, with toilet tissue.

 

Under current building guidelines and legislation, Changing Places toilets are now ‘desirable’ in any building to which the public has access. Since the concept was devised, over 700 have been opened in venues across the country.

 

Clos-o-Mat has a proven track record in the supply and installation of fully accessible toilets, including a substantial number of Changing Places facilities. It is unique in its ability to deliver- in-house- design advice, supply, installation, commissioning, project management and maintenance across the ambit of accessible toileting equipment, including the Clos-o-Mat wash and dry (automatic) toilet. To help travel hubs  ‘get it right’ it has a raft of downloadable information on its website, www.clos-o-mat.com, including sector-specific white papers, CAD blocks, room renders and videos.


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Accessible guided tour of Amsterdam.

Guided tour of Amsterdam organized by Accessible Travel Netherlands, september 2015.

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Disability assistance | British Airways

Disability assistance | British Airways | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
British Airways offer dedicated information to help you if you need Disability assistance when you travel with us.
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BA ask people to let them know in advance what assistance they might need - here's a link to this part of their website:

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Nissan NV200 vs. VPG MV-1: Which is the Better Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Design?

Nissan NV200 vs. VPG MV-1: Which is the Better Wheelchair-Accessible Taxi Design? | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

NYC law states that by 2020, half of Gotham's yellow cab fleet (currently 13,437 cars total) must be wheelchair-accessible.

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Designing a More Accessible Airplane for People With Disabilities

Designing a More Accessible Airplane for People With Disabilities | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

The Department of Transportation is exploring changes to accessible airplane designs and airline policies

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How the Airplane of the Future Could Be Much More Accessible for Passengers With Disabilities

How the Airplane of the Future Could Be Much More Accessible for Passengers With Disabilities | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
For one thing, the DOT is getting serious about making it easier to go to the bathroom.
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CTA wants all train stations to be wheelchair accessible... within 20 years

CTA wants all train stations to be wheelchair accessible... within 20 years | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

The CTA is currently in the midst of the $492 million Your New Blue project and the $1.9 billion Red and Purple Modernization Project, two improvement initiatives...

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Great Little Breaks - Disabled Persons Railcard

Great Little Breaks - Disabled Persons Railcard | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Save up to 70% on a great selection of specially selected UK breaks!
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Regulators work to improve air service for disabled passengers

Regulators work to improve air service for disabled passengers | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Federal airline regulators are taking steps to improve service for passengers who are disabled and for parents lugging child-safety seats onto planes.
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GDRFA-Dubai introduces special services for disabled passengers at airportsUAE - The Official Web Site - News

GDRFA-Dubai introduces special services for disabled passengers at airportsUAE - The Official Web Site - News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
UAE Interact - News and Information from the UAE - 28 December 2015 - GDRFA-Dubai introduces special services for disabled passengers at airports - The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai, GDRFA-Dubai, has taken significant measures to cater for disabled passengers at all terminals of Dubai Airports, including Al Maktoum Airport, by installing special counters that will help make travelling through the airport easy, en
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How Wheelchairs Are Stowed As Cargo On Airplanes by WheelchairTravel.org

A few clips of my power wheelchair being loaded/unloaded from airplane cargo holds at airports around the world. Every airline handles things a bit different...

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