Tag Archives: wheelchair travel

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”


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…


Good news – London to Amsterdam direct by train.

Helen and I have taken the Eurostar to from London to Paris several times. We love it. Train travel is so vastly superior to flying for those of us in wheelchairs that I cannot even begin to describe the difference. We have also taken the train from London to Amsterdam on several occasions, and although it is still much better than getting there by plane, the trip involves a change in Brussels that adds a lot of stress (and rolling; Brussels Midi is a very big station) to the trip.

Good news, everyone!

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/10/eurostar-will-go-direct-to-amsterdam-next-year-in-just-4-hours/


Accessible adventure holidays

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/accessible-holidays-wheelchair-travel-access-for-disabled-people-south-africa-bali-ecuador-a7623866.html

Please let us know if anyone has been on any of these trips and what it was like…


Best cities to visit in a wheelchair?

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/world-best-cities-for-disabled-accessible-wheelchair-tourists-holidays-travel-barcelona-singapore-a7511571.html

We definitely agree about Barcelona…


Change to mobility scheme rules

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/disability-benefits-motabililty-rule-change-disabled-people-vehicles-dwp-a7191636.html

 

Up to 500 disabled people every week have had to give back the vehicles that help them stay independent because of a new tough benefits rule.

The Government “Motability” scheme allows disabled people to lease mobility scooters, electric wheelchairs and cars.

But every week, between 400 and 500 people are forced to hand over their vehicles after a controversial “20-metre rule” was introduced, according to a report by a leading charity.


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