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London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Accessibility Report

London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 Accessibility Report | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The eccentric infrastructure of London Heathrow airport is the usual suspect when accessibility becomes uncertain, and T4 is no exception to the rule.
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How disabled drivers in Indonesia help passengers with their own mobility issues

How disabled drivers in Indonesia help passengers with their own mobility issues | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A taxi service in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta hires only disabled drivers and caters to disabled passengers to help those with mobility impairments lead more independent lives
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Meet the Smith family our accessible travel family for 2017 #FamiliesOfAustralia

At boundround.com we love to share all the great things for families to do around Australia! Our #FamiliesOfAustralia have been chosen from thousands o
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12 Awesome Travel Hacks for Wheelchair Users •

12 Awesome Travel Hacks for Wheelchair Users • | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
What wheelchair user isn't looking for ways to make travel easier? Here's my list of travel hacks to help you do just that.
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Disabled & Elderly Passengers | Central Taxis - Edinburgh

Disabled & Elderly Passengers | Central Taxis - Edinburgh | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
All our taxis are wheelchair accessible vehicles and are also fitted with a Low-Step which can be lowered to assist those with restricted mobility.
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When Your Accessible Travel Plans Have Plans: Tips from Travel Blogger “Simply Emma”

When Your Accessible Travel Plans Have Plans: Tips from Travel Blogger “Simply Emma” | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
We recently heard from Emma, titular writer, traveller and blogger behind Simply Emma, who was kind enough to share some experiences with us.

The Scotland-based blogger is known as one of the UK’s leading disability
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Regulator rejects Via Rail's efforts to limit wheelchair access

Regulator rejects Via Rail's efforts to limit wheelchair access | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
TORONTO - The Canadian Transportation Agency is rejecting Via Rail's efforts to limit access on its ... - Travel - Winnipeg Free Press.
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New leaflet and bus drivers forums - Further steps from TfL on wheelchair priority › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London

New leaflet and bus drivers forums - Further steps from TfL on wheelchair priority › Transport for all › Accessible Transport in London | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Transport For All provides information and advice for disabled transport users in London.
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Video: ScotRail unveils new Edinburgh-Glasgow train interiors

Video: ScotRail unveils new Edinburgh-Glasgow train interiors | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
ScotRail claimed its delayed new electric trains would "significantly improve the experience of customers" as it unveiled their interiors today.
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All Dutch train stations now accessible for the visually impaired

All Dutch train stations now accessible for the visually impaired | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
This week, three years of work to make all train stations in the Netherlands accessible to the visually impaired was completed.
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Disability Access to Rail – Creating an Inclusive Society

Disability Access to Rail – Creating an Inclusive Society | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Steven Mifsud, Director of Direct Access Consultancy, says disability access to rail transportation plays a crucial role in creating an inclusive society.
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'Impossible' train disability targets

'Impossible' train disability targets | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Issues with doors, ramps and spaces for wheelchairs are described as "major barriers" in meeting new rules.
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£200k appeal for new carriages for Welsh steam railway

£200k appeal for new carriages for Welsh steam railway | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A £200,000 appeal has been launched to buy new carriages for a steam railway.
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Magee Rehabilitation Creates Accessible Travel Video for People with Disabilities | Facing Disability

Magee Rehabilitation Creates Accessible Travel Video for People with Disabilities | Facing Disability | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A new video of helpful tips for people with disabilities who wish to travel by plane while using a wheelchair.
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A really helpful video on flight preparation for wheelchair and power chair users.
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Traveling with a Disability

Traveling with a Disability | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A person with a disability may have a physical or mental impairment that impacts a major life activity - such as walking, hearing, or breathing.  This may be on a permanent or temporary basis.  For example, a person with a temporary disability may have a broken leg that is temporarily fused or immobilized.  Airlines must accommodate the needs of air travelers with disabilities.
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‘Delhi inaccessible for differently-abled’

‘Delhi inaccessible for differently-abled’ | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
From finding cabs willing to ferry wheelchair users to a seat in DU hostels, life is a daily struggle
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Gatwick Airport Hosts Accessibility Day

Gatwick Airport Hosts Accessibility Day | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
GAATES International e-news service on accessibility
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Increasing the Number of Accessible Taxis in Tokyo – Accessible Japan

Increasing the Number of Accessible Taxis in Tokyo – Accessible Japan | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Increasing the Number of Accessible Taxis in Tokyo 9 NOV 2017 Taxis are a common appearance throughout Japan and are incredibly easy to find. In addition to hailing them on the street, taxis also congregate near train stations to take riders the last mile, or home after the last train.  Typically,...
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Install a changing place toilet in Gloucester's new Bus Station

Install a changing place toilet in Gloucester's new Bus Station | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The absence of suitable toilets mean that people with complex disabilities who need assistance cannot take part in activities such as shopping, going out for a meal or attending a sporting event. Without a suitable changing bench and hoist, many people with complex needs have to be laid on unhygienic toilet floors or become trapped in their own homes.
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Severe lack of accessible taxis failing disabled people - The Courier

Severe lack of accessible taxis failing disabled people - The Courier | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A “quite shocking” shortage of accessible taxis in Angus has been described as “totally unacceptable”.
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Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up blind people because of guide dog

Taxi driver fined for refusing to pick up blind people because of guide dog | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it

The journey would have taken seven minutes - but Muhammad Ibrar has been hit with a bill of more than £500
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Perfect weather to fly! - Independent Living

Perfect weather to fly! - Independent Living | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Chris Wood of Flying Disabled, campaigner for accessible air travel, writes about the latest developments towards comfortable flying for wheelchair users
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Planning an accessible trip

Planning an accessible trip | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Wheelchair accessible services, accessibility to public transport, planning tips, travel alerts, apps, maps, lifts, toilets and ticketing information
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AllWheelsUp Proposed Solution for Wheelchair Accessible Airplane Travel

AllWheelsUp Proposed Solution for Wheelchair Accessible Airplane Travel
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3 Ways Airplanes Are Becoming Less Accessible

3 Ways Airplanes Are Becoming Less Accessible | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Accessibility tends to increase with the passage of time, but that's not true on many new airplanes where wheelchair users are at best an afterthought.
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What does handicap accessible actually mean?

A talk I gave for the Kiwanis about the challenges of traveling as a person with disabilities.
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