Published by B. Cando on 27 Mar 2012
Gone are the days when people with disabilities lived a restricted life fully dependent on other people for support and entertainment. Peopleâ€™s mindsets have changed these days and it is now possible to see people with disabilities participating fully in life, whether it is work or even a vacation. There is even a growing demand for vacation options where people with all sorts of disabilities can enjoy themselves to the fullest without having to feel that they are missing out on things or even slowing other people down. Advances in wheelchair technology have helped immensely in this regard. Those with physical challenges have achieved greater independence and it’s about time. Wheelchair travel is growing as a market.
The travel industry has realized the business potential of offering vacations tailor made for disabled persons and it offers them all sorts of exciting packages of accessible travel to destinations all over the world. It is possible for people with mobility issues or any other disabilities to go on accessible cruises, safaris or even scuba diving since arrangements are made to ensure that all participants face no inconvenience and their wheelchairs are accommodated on the vacation. The only limitations will be the imagination and your budget of course, but plan accordingly.
There are many vacation options for accessible travel for disabled persons. It depends on what your preferences are. People who wish to travel alone or with their travel partner or travelers wishing to join in a group are available, all depending on one’s tastes. Tour operators who specialize in handicapped travel have to ensure that all needs are anticipated so that problems do not occur. It is best to rely on tour operators who are experienced in accessible travel rather than attempt to make bookings on oneâ€™s own because there are many problems one could encounter, especially in foreign countries where people are not fully sensitized to the needs of people with disabilities.
Hotels which have included disabled access as one of their amenities for handicapped travel are becoming more common today. If one chooses a tour which is especially designed for disabled travelers, one can anticipate that all particulars such as all the reserved hotels, bathrooms, flights, trains and bus include disability access. The group will also get special assistance with their wheelchairs whenever they use rail, ship or air transport so that they do not face any unexpected problems. These vacations are usually extremely well organized and vacationers on these tours can expect to have a great time participating. So pack your suitcase, your motorized wheelchair, get out your traveler wheelchair and get ready to have a wonderful vacation!
Where would you like to go and are you planning your next vacation? Let me know if any of you have found a great resource for accessible travel, hotels or tours.