Monthly Archives: July 2016

Why neglecting the disabled loos is bad for business

Written on July 27, 2016 at 8:12 am, by

We’ve all visited restaurants and seen the disabled loos used as store rooms for furniture, or blocked off by dining tables. It is one thing for a hospitality business to tick the box of providing a facility for its disabled customers, but it appears for many to be a step too far to make those  Continue Reading »

5 Accessible Hotels in Mallorca | The Disability Experts’ Pick

Written on July 22, 2016 at 11:19 am, by

At Can Be Done, we are often asked to organise Mallorca holidays for disabled groups and individuals who are in need of a relaxing break. Indeed, if you’re in search of that unbeatable mix of laid-back island culture combined with rich history and unparalleled natural splendour, Mallorca is a go-to destination. If you have set  Continue Reading »

Florence for Disabled Travellers – An Accessibility Review

Written on July 21, 2016 at 11:05 am, by

Florence is one of Italy’s cities most worth visiting – especially for culture connoisseurs who are drawn like magnets to the world-famous artworks, colourful history that exudes from every nook and cranny, and architectural triumphs including the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio. For travellers with reduced mobility, however, it is important to be up to  Continue Reading »

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to the British Museum

Written on July 20, 2016 at 11:13 am, by

Throughout the 31+ years that I have been organising specialist holidays for disabled travellers eager to see the world, many of my clients have shown a great interest in visiting London – most notably for the unparalleled and often freely accessible collection of art that the British capital offers. The British Museum, as well as  Continue Reading »

The magic of Costa Rica

Written on July 20, 2016 at 8:40 am, by

Costa Rica is rightly regarded as one the most accessible and fascinating destinations in Central America. Where else can you stare into the craters of dramatic volcanoes, experience the rainforest while whizzing above the canopy, and watch turtles as they hatch on one of the country’s many beautiful beaches? Add into the mix some grand  Continue Reading »

Venice gondola rides become accessible to wheelchairs

Written on July 13, 2016 at 8:19 am, by

Whether you’ve been to Venice or are merely familiar with its canals and bridges from films and TV series, you’ll no doubt be aware that it was hardly created with the wheelchair user in mind. The steps, high kerbs and steep bridges make getting around difficult, and that’s without taking into account the huge crowds.  Continue Reading »

Singapore looks to Sweden for accessibility lessons

Written on July 6, 2016 at 6:49 am, by

The economic argument for hoteliers to provide fully accessible rooms is growing in acceptance around the world. In an article in Singapore’s The Strait Times, the author urges the country to improve its record of catering to guests with disabilities, citing the global rise of accessible tourism. To illustrate what can and should be achieved  Continue Reading »

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