Category Archives: News

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/


Don’t MESS with Parisian Bus Drivers!

Bravo.


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”


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.”


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