“That was the goal: to live on, enjoy life.”

“When Andy Fierlit’s wife suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago, doctors urged him to admit her to a nursing home. But Fierlit wanted to make their life ordinary again — or even extraordinary — so he embarked on a mission to show her the world.

Since then, Andy and Donna Fierlit have visited all seven continents — more than 20 countries, so far — with Andy doing the pushing while Donna, who is partially paralyzed, rides in a wheelchair.”

Croatia – ferries

 

This looks like positive news:

Ferries in Croatia to become more accessible


What’s Wrong With People?

It costs money? Well so does any other alteration made to provide access to folks in chairs ( and with other disabilities). If it didn’t cost money, then everyone would already do it. But it does, and they don’t, which is why laws that require access have to be passed. I can understand some resistance, but come on.


AirBnB adds accessibility filter

This looks promising:

https://press.atairbnb.com/airbnb-highlights-new-accessibility-filters-and-features-for-guests-with-disabilities-worldwide-uk/

“The introduction of the new accessibility features and filters to all hosts and guests is just the first stage in our journey to improve accessibility at Airbnb. We encourage everyone to use them and send through their feedback.”


Google Maps adds data to help wheelchair travellers

Wheelchair travellers get Google Maps help

Will be interesting to see how well this works…


Oh Come On, Guys

This is a step backwards. We need to move forwards.


AARGH

https://www.thecanary.co/uk/2018/01/25/uk-government-just-found-violated-disabled-peoples-basic-human-rights/


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