Saturday, October 21, 2017

Travel Advice for the Disabled and Less Mobile

Disabled Travel AdviceABLEize has compiled a range of informative resources to offer travel advice and information for the disabled traveller and companion as well as others with special needs both in the UK and abroad. Sites include bus, train and air and sea travel assistance and advice for the disabled, wheelchair users and the less mobile and all others with special travel needs.

Travelling with a disability can be daunting and require a great deal of planning, the sites listed in this and other Ableize Access and Travel sections are here to hopefully assist planning and make life a little bit easier and hopefully take some of the stress out of travelling with a disability, especially if you're a wheelchair user needing to plan ahead or visiting an area you are unfamiliar with, where are the disabled WC's, are there ramps as well as steps, is assistance available if needed, we at ABLEize have been there, done that and got the T-shirt so hopefully the sites listed below will assist you and help take the stress and worry out of disabled travel.
 

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  • One of the largest providers of mobility products in the UK. Offers an exciting and comprehensive range of products from mobility scooters, walking...
  • Sells wide fitting shoes and orthopedic shoes with special orthotic insole inserts. Shoes are extra wide width and large with sizes available up to...
  • The Online College of Art & Design offer wheelchair users online qualifications in Art & Design. These qualifications are nationally and...
  • Osteopathic approved pain relieving supports and solutions for all back, shoulder, neck, knee, wrist and arm pain with free UK delivery and 30 day...
  • Buy your adjustable bed or riser recliner from the most reputable UK supplier. Willowbrook British made quality adjustable beds and riser recliner...
  • Undertakes the sale and rental of evac evacuation and transit chairs to assist with safe evacuation from multi storey buildings for the disabled...
  • Kuradocs is an on line tool that allows you to manage and store the multitude of information required for care, medical visits, education, form...
  • Provides a range of care and support services throughout Northamptonshire for adults with disabilities and older people. Aspiring to provide the...
  • Support the campaign for accessible changing facilities away from home for adults and children that need lifting, making changes to disabled WCs...
  • Enjoy a canal boat holiday specially equipped for disabled people and their families with wheelchair accessible ramps, hydraulic lifts, hoist...

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Arriva Train Travel in Wales

Advice and information for disabled people travelling by train in Wales. Site includes a free helping number.

Citizens Advice: Advice for Disabled Travellers

Helpful information, guides and resources to assist with access and disabled travel including train, bus and coach travel for wheelchair users, the blind and hearing impaired.

Deaf or Hearing Impaired Air Travel

Offering valuable information and advice about travelling by air if you are deaf or hard of hearing and providing a range of resources, valuable information and services.

Disability Onboard

Advice for disabled people that travel or wish to travel by train including access issues, how to get assistance and travelling by wheelchair or mobility scooter.

Disabled Person's Railcard

This site provides details about eligibility for Disabled Persons Railcard along with what you get, the benefits of the card and the costs involved. Also provides online renewing of your current card.

Disabled Travel Advice

A website dedicated to providing help and advice in all areas of disabled travel access including accessible train, bus, air and rail travel

Disabled Travel Checklist

A handy checklist compiled by ABTA offering advice to the disabled and less mobile traveller before leaving home. Includes medication tips plus wheelchair travel and special needs.

Disabled Travelers Guide to the World

A worldwide disabled travel guide. Select you chosen country from the Amazon through to Zimbabwe for details of disabled travel and how to get the best access.

Foreign Travel for Disabled People

Official information supplied by Gov.UK offering advice for disabled travellers preparing to travel abroad.

Planning To Go Away

A Directgov site with disabled holiday travel tips and advice plus a few things to consider before leaving home. Includes overseas and wheelchair travel.

Scope: Transport for Disabled People

Providing information and guides to assist disabled travel including the Disabled Persons Railcard, free bus passes, the London Taxucard scheme and much more in all areas of access and travel for the disabled.

The Secret Button at Pedestrian Crossings

A BBC site highlighting a spinning tactile device fitted to many pedestrian crossings in the UK and how they assist the blind and visually impaired. This one seems to be a well-kept secret and not very well publicised so well worth a read.

Transport If You're Disabled

A.gov site offering valuable information about travelling as a wheelchair user on public transport as well as planes, cars, coaches and buses. Also provides details of the Blue Badge parking scheme and how to apply.

Welfare of a Guide dog Whilst Travelling

Things to consider before you travel with your guide dog as well as pre-travel preparations in the UK and abroad.

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