Monthly Archives: November 2015

Oxford through a looking glass

Written on November 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm, by

The spires and colleges of Oxford have long captivated authors and poets, and in recent years have served as a setting for a variety of best-selling books and films, from Harry Potter to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. But perhaps Oxford’s most famous appearance as a literary backdrop dates back 150 years, when the  Continue Reading »

Lifting the lid on travelling with disabilities

Written on November 18, 2015 at 12:35 pm, by

While the idea of planning a trip to an unknown destination may be daunting for many travellers with disabilities, there are some who have embraced the challenges and have been determined to experience everything the world has to offer, despite the many obstacles presented. Srin Madiplalli, an avid traveller who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy  Continue Reading »

New CAA special assistance web directory

Written on November 11, 2015 at 11:09 am, by

For passengers requiring special assistance at airports and on aircraft, there’s often plenty of online research to be done before setting off of a trip. Thanks to a new directory compiled by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), this work has become a bit easier. The CAA has compiled a list of all UK airports and  Continue Reading »

Trial of new hoist system at Manchester Airport

Written on November 4, 2015 at 11:27 am, by

Following a successful trial at Gatwick Airport, a medical pharmacy grade hoist system is being piloted at Manchester Airport throughout November. Manual handling of passengers with disabilities can be hazardous for both the passengers and the helpers – the hoist in the trial is designed to fit within a plane’s narrow aisle and help  Continue Reading »

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