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Disabled Ottawa woman suing WestJet

Disabled Ottawa woman suing WestJet | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
An Ottawa woman with muscular dystrophy is suing WestJet after her wheelchair arrived at her destination broken and unusable.
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Jane Sleeth's curator insight, November 8, 2013 3:03 PM

Too bad this has lead to a law suit versus a request on the part of this woman with WestJet. WestJet is an employee owned company who has a vested interest in making things better for all customers. Law suits tend to shut down conversations which lead to improved training, design and solution finding.  I would like to see the disabled community use Human Rights and AODA to make their requirements known.  Just my opinion as litigators are rarely interested in making things right (except in their profit centres).  JESleeth OPC Inc

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Airport disability help shocking, campaigners say - BBC News

Airport disability help shocking, campaigners say - BBC News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Disabled passengers are being "humiliated" and "disrespected" by people who are supposed to be helping them at airports, campaigners say.
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Air Travel With Wheelchair : Air Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users and Slow Walkers : Travel Channel

Air Travel With Wheelchair : Air Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users and Slow Walkers : Travel Channel | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Are you a wheelchair user or slow walker? Travel Channel has expert advice on what you need to know before you make plans to travel on an airplane.
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#MyTrainToo: A Differently-Abled Woman’s Fight To Improve Train Travel In India

#MyTrainToo: A Differently-Abled Woman’s Fight To Improve Train Travel In India | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Viral Modi, a young Indian woman on the wheel chair starts a campaign to make train travel across the country more safer and accessible for the disabled community.
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Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users

Taxi drivers face £1,000 fine for refusing to pick up wheelchair users | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
New law will impose penalties on taxi and private hire drivers and make it an offence to charge additional fare for the service
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Tweet from @RMTunion

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Another horror story of a wheelchair user stranded during train travel. https://t.co/voIkzh9yd7
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Questionnaire

Questionnaire | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
This questionnaire is part of a survey that is being promoted by six European countries integrated in the project TOUR4ALL approved by the EU ERASMUS+ Programme.
It aims to compile information related to the Accessible Tourism which can be defined as tourism and travel that is accessible to all people, with disabilities or not, including those with mobility, hearing, sight, cognitive, older people and those with temporary disabilities.
Accessible services are a key concept in achieving user-friendly tourism for everyone.
All answers are confidential and will be used for this purpose only.
Thank you for your cooperation.
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A focus on PRMs: Passengers with restricted mobility and their rights - International Airport Review

A focus on PRMs: Passengers with restricted mobility and their rights - International Airport Review | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Passengers with restricted mobility or PRM passengers represent an extremely significant demographic for airport and airline alike.
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Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?'

Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?' | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
I, and many others with a disability, would be more than willing to pay a small service fee each year to address accessibility issues, writes Stephen Cluskey.
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Traveling With A Disability: 6 Tools For Heightened Travel Experiences

Traveling With A Disability: 6 Tools For Heightened Travel Experiences | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Traveling with a disability can be challenging, but these innovative tools and apps help disabled people plan immersive and stress-free trips.
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Tweet from @EuansGuide

We're excited to bring you this new blog from @Simplyemma2 about @edinburghtour's accessible fleet! Thanks Emma!… https://t.co/QgKYz9PfZw
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Disability groups hail court's support for wheelchair user on bus

Disability groups hail court's support for wheelchair user on bus | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Bus drivers must now pressure passengers to make room in ruling described by Doug Paulley as ‘significant cultural change’
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Accessibility in Edinburgh - This is Edinburgh

Accessibility in Edinburgh - This is Edinburgh | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Is it easy to get around Edinburgh? Take a look at our guide to Edinburgh for disabled travellers. This is Edinburgh - The Official Guide to Edinburgh
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Taxi

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Wheelchair accessible taxi available to book - find a local WAV taxi here.
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Stadler signs £700m contract for 52 new Merseyrail trains - BBC News

Stadler signs £700m contract for 52 new Merseyrail trains - BBC News | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The fleet will be safer and be able to carry more people., the firm says, but the RMT has concerns.
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How I Prepare for Air Travel with a Wheelchair

How I Prepare for Air Travel with a Wheelchair | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Aaron Baker summarizes the main components in his travel preparations, sharing with the steps he takes when preparing to travel with a wheelchair.
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Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Toronto | Wheel Chair Taxi Toronto

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Toronto | Wheel Chair Taxi Toronto | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
AVS Inc. provides wheelchair accessible taxi in Toronto and its surrounding areas. Our drivers are trained in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
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Jumbulance Trust | Accessible Travel Charity

Jumbulance Trust | Accessible Travel Charity | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
As an accessible travel charity, we have wheelchair friendly coaches available to hire for disabled, elderly and severly ill passengers. Find out more here.
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Tweet from @ArdooHoists

Holiday Plans !! - Ardoo Hoist perfect on vacation/Day Trips Your best friend for #travel #vacation #wheelchair #airplane #cruise #2017 https://t.co/La4UV95Vb8
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Accessible Travel Seminar - London - ABTA

Accessible Travel Seminar - London - ABTA | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
ABTA's Accessible Travel Seminar explores how to to improve the inclusivity of the facilities, services and products you offer to customers with access needs.
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Tweet from @stevestaxiservi

We now have a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi available in the Newmarket area to make a booking please call 01485540019 https://t.co/jQGwwzbVoQ
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No guarantee of help for disabled passengers, says Southern

No guarantee of help for disabled passengers, says Southern | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Train maps no longer specify stations where passengers needing assistance can turn up and travel
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Tweet from @EdinburghTrams

We want to make travel as easy as possible for everyone. Every one of our trams is 100% wheelchair accessible:… https://t.co/TYcol1s8pS
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