Monthly Archives: September 2015

UK government push for better access for disabled travellers

Written on September 25, 2015 at 12:35 pm, by

VisitEngland, the national tourist board which focusses on promoting domestic tourism, has launched an Access for All campaign, which aims to raise awareness of accessible visitor attractions, tourism businesses and holiday destinations in England. Chasing what has been referred to as ‘the Purple Pound’, VisitEngland calculates that the accessible tourism market is worth over £12  Continue Reading »

Smartphone technology helping travellers with disabilities

Written on September 16, 2015 at 9:14 am, by

A report this week highlighted the new developments in smartphone apps which could make independent journeys easier for disabled travellers, both in the UK and abroad. While the news coverage of the report, like this story on the Politics website, focuses on the lack of awareness among disabled and elderly travellers of assistive smartphone technology, the report  Continue Reading »

A wheelchair user’s travel blog

Written on September 9, 2015 at 10:43 am, by

Among the tens of thousands of travel blogs online, there are only a handful run by travellers with disabilities. One of the most prominent examples is Curbfree with Cory Lee. Cory is a 25 year old American with a passion for exploring new places. He has decided to document his experiences on social media, and  Continue Reading »

Cruise ships – are they wheelchair- friendly?

Written on September 2, 2015 at 9:19 am, by

In recent years cruise ship companies have recognised the commercial importance of offering suitable facilities for passengers with disabilities. While the vessels have to meet certain legal criteria in terms of accessibility, there are still large variations in exactly what the individual cruise companies offer to their clients. A useful article on the website  Continue Reading »

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