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Wheelchair accessible tourist attractions

https://www.smartertravel.com/best-wheelchair-accessible-tourist-attractions/


New app: Passenger Assist

“A new app set to make travelling on trains easier for disabled people is to be rolled out across Britain. The app, called Passenger Assist, will make it easier for people with a disability to book and amend assistance requirements for train journeys, according to industry body the Rail Delivery Group (RDG).”

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/28/new-app-aims-to-make-traveling-on-trains-easier-for-disabled-passengers-7986845/


Handiscover gets new funding

Handiscover, a startup that lets you find and book accessible travel accommodation, has raised $700,000 in new funding.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/08/handiscover/


AirBnB – bravo!

AirBnB – disabled options

“a real change for those of us with access requirements with the introduction of Airbnb’s new accessibility filters and features”


“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


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.”


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