Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

… accessible for all, we have taken a look at all the touristic destinations and ranked them according to wheelchair access, handicap-adapted facilities and services for the disabled. Our research has provided us with a list of The Top 5 accessible Destinations in Thailand that offer an acceptable-to-good experience for wheelchair users and the less mobile. How do We Measure accessibility? We provide a questionnaire for hotels and another for general businesses, which allows us to grade their …

The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

… wheelchair accessible restaurants, bars and activities, although they do not have disabled access toilets. All the major attractions have areas for wheelchair users. The main shopping centres are generally wheelchair accessible and step-free, with disability-adapted public toilets. 2. Hua Hin This is a great place for wheelchair users as there is plenty of accessible accommodation, wheelchair transport and a variety of accessible attractions and things to do. Hua Hin has a lively city center, a …

Road Transport in Thailand

An accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers in Thailand For the disabled person in Thailand mobility is the major issue and challenge facing the visitor.  In cities such as Khon Kaen or even Bangkok don’t expect the access to be the same as it is in your home country, although the more modern buildings aimed at Western tourists, will be more readily accessible.  Having travelled extensively around the world, Thailand is in the middle of the range, …

Bangkok’s Two Airports

An accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Don Muang or Suvarnabhumi? Coming to Bangkok by plane, you’re likely going to land at one of two airports. If your departure city was London and a direct flight with an airline such as Thai Airways, you’ll end up at the main airport – Suvarnabhumi. In the past, the main airport was Don Muang but it was surpassed in importance when the permission for expansion of runways was denied. To be fair, I hate hearing “no” too, and …

Bangkok’s Rail System Wheelchair Access Issues

Activists highlight access problems on Bangkok’s MRT and Skytrain rail networks Activists fighting for accessibility in Thailand have convened recently to discuss progress in improving access to Bangkok’s BTS system as well as the MRT line. While some progress has been made, lifts are still missing from many BTS stations and while the MRT has lifts at each station, sometimes there is only one requiring those in need to cross dangerous intersections to reach them. Other issues include …

Go Anywhere Action Track Wheelchair

… fully involved in any outdoor activity enabling users to roam free and access places unaided that most other chairs simply can’t reach. Imagine having no restrictions and being able to enjoy activities such hiking, being able to enjoy the beach, go on camping trips, and explore national parks in fact anywhere and everywhere. With go anywhere action track wheelchair it is a reality. This fantastic go anywhere action track wheelchair makes all the difference between simply living life and …

Beach & Go Anywhere Wheelchair, Phuket

Our friends at Phuket access Travel, have sent us a new video of their hippocamp beach and go anywhere wheelchair. In action around some of the hotspots in Phuket. https://vimeo.com/77382436?loop=0 This is a personal look at one man’s holiday in Phuket. And how easily and quickly, the beach and go anywhere wheelchair made his life. It even shows him on Phuket’s most infamous Street, Bangla Rd. So he can party with the best of them. The video shows him easily going up and down curbs, and …

Air travel – disabled passengers rights and responsibilities

… assist disabled people at the airport, as well as on the aircraft. Airport staff should assist during baggage reclaim. Disabled passengers should board the aircraft first before the boarding announcement. It is the airline’s responsibility to employ staff and have equipment to assist disabled passengers. Passengers should receive access to this equipment without further charge. Assistance should be given at the airport to help a disabled person get from a designated point to the aircraft …

Wheelchair accessible vehicles by Kenguru

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry89HBh70C0 No need to get a costly conversion made up – this American company have created a nifty, environmentally-friendly electric car for wheelchair users. Originally made in Hungary they were recently rescued from near-closure by Stacy Zoern, an American wheelchair user and are now assembled in the USA. When you press the button on the key fob it automatically opens the rear door and the ramp lowers to allow wheelchair access. With the car’s low slung body …

The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

… come across many who believe it is next to impossible for me to travel, or to even consider the possibility of travelling abroad. Granted, the possibility of overseas travel may have been prohibitive for disabled people in the past. But EU regulations such as the Disabled Air Passengers Bill (EC 1107/2006), which recognises the equal rights of disabled citizens to access air travel, have put the opportunity to travel within reach of disabled people. This fact emerged following a number of …