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Handicap Travel

Traveling can be pleasurable and/or difficult for everyone at times. Cancelled flights, hotel reservations gone awry, are just some of the things that could go wrong at any given minute. But if you have a disability, there are a host of other things that could go wrong. Please check out our travel tips and suggestions. We will continue to add tips and suggestions, so check back often.

When making airlines reservations, tell the agent the following things:
• if you have a disability
• if you’re taking a wheelchair (manual/powered)
• if you're taking a powered wheelchair, what type of batteries it runs on
• if you have a service dog
• where you prefer to sit
• if you need help getting on/off the plane with aisle chair

When making hotel reservations, tell the agent the following things:
• you have a disability
• if you’re a wheelchair user
• what your needs are regarding the bathroom (i.e. roll-in shower and a
shower chair)
• anything else you feel is necessary to tell the agent
• ask about accessible transportation

When making train reservations, tell the agent the following things:
• if you have a disability
• if you’re taking wheelchair (manual/powered)
• if you're taking a powered wheelchair, what type of batteries it runs on
• if you have a service dog
• where you prefer to sit

Other Travel Tips

• Call ahead and confirm reservations and transportation. Do not take anyone’s word that a destination or transportation is accessible—confirm it yourself. Ask if there are any stairs, curbs, ramps, elevators, etc. A great trip can quickly turn into a disaster if a destination claims to be accessible and you arrive to find that there are two stairs and no ramp!

• If possible, find out if there are repair stops in the area of your travel destination. Or if necessary, travel with a back up wheelchair and or spare parts (tire tubes).

• If traveling outside the US and traveling with equipment that needs
electrical charging, make sure the electrical currency of your travel
destination(s) is the same as your equipment or that you have a converter or one will be supplied for you.

• If you take medications, be sure to bring enough with you. Check with your doctor, if traveling to places with extreme temperatures, destinations and activities.

• If possible at least plan a rough itinerary

Rent A Wheelchair Lift Van Anywhere

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Accessible Air Travel

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Traveling By Air

 

Accessible Cruise Lines

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Taking A Cruise

 

Accessible Train Travel

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Traveling By Train

 

Accessible Bus Travel

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Traveling By Bus

 
 



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Accessible Destinations & Transportation


Plane – if traveling by plane, make sure that the airlines know you are an individual with a disability, if you will need assistance, what kind of chair you are traveling with. Some foreign airlines make require you to travel in an ambulance to the plane or allow only one passenger with a disability per flight.

Train - make sure that the train and train station is accessible and that all the stops are accessible. It would not be help to get on at an accessible station and arrive at your destination and find that you can not get off the train.

Automobile - make sure if traveling by taxi that it is accessible enough for you. If you are a chair user and are able to transfer well, then you might just need a car big enough to fit your chair and your luggage. But if you travel in a power wheelchair and/or am unable to transfer, make sure that the car is life equipped.

Ship - if traveling by ship, make sure to find out how accessible the rooms, bathrooms and main common areas are. Some ships may have a lip into each room, which can pose problems. Also find out about disembarking procedures and accessibility. Find out if all the destination spots are accessible.

 

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