Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

… level of adaptation for the disabled, and also which services are not accessible. This provides disabled visitors to Thailand with valuable information and with the contacts they need to facilitate their stay in Thailand. It also helps to raise awareness with local businesses of the challenges faced by people with mobility issues, and what is needed to remedy the situation. This is often as simple as adding a ramp where there is a step, or providing adequate space for wheelchairs to move around. …

The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

… guesthouses in Phuket, offering varying degrees of wheelchair accessibility, some with adapted rooms, and ranging in price from budget to luxury. For more information see our section on Accessible Accommodation in Phuket Accessible Transport There are usually one or two companies providing accessible transport, a comfortable minibus with either a wheelchair lift or a ramp. Please note that these accessible taxis need to be booked well in advance. For more information see Wheelchair Accessible …

5 Tips for the Newly Disabled

… There will be plenty of people feeling sorry for you, others lamenting the life you’ll never have, and still others giving their own (medically dubious) opinions about your condition. Do your best to block them out, and surround yourself with positivity, instead. Look into home modification grants If your disability affects your ability to get around your home, then you may need to make some home modifications—such as adding a wheelchair ramp or making a downstairs bathroom more accessible. …

Road Transport in Thailand

… for accessibility, in my opinion.  Move to the country, however, and its a whole different ball game. As a “walker” I don’t do uneven or hilly surfaces and avoid the steps like a rash.  Unfortunately there appears to be a lot of all of those.  Then you’ll come across a half-hearted, well-intentioned attempt at accessibility when there is a drop kerb or a ramp into the building.  Looking more closely you’ll see the drop kerb is plagued with broken kerb stones or …

Bangkok’s Two Airports

… for anyone to return but go down the ramp to the gate by myself. I don’t believe he came back for me anyway. The other incident was my last trip in April 2016. After 11 hours from London I was picked up and taken through towards immigration but for some reason after he suggested “toilet” and I said “I’m okay”, we still headed towards a disabled toilet. Again, to save time, I often go along with what is suggested because it is usually harder to translate your …

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 …