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

… Care Staff Accessible Attractions and Activities Because of the lack of proper pavements and volume of traffic, it is perhaps best for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility to stay around the enclosed shopping centres, of which Bangkok has many. Here you will find some fantastic bargains and souvenirs and enjoy the many quality restaurants with Thai and international cuisine. There are also many bars, clubs and music venues, located inside hotels and most offer good accessibility for …

Disability Access in Khon Kaen

The latest video from Andy Wright in his ‘Thailand Adventure’ series gives an overview on the mixed progress towards accessibility for wheelchair users in the Khon Kaen region of Thailand. You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting articles with photos of the wide range of countries he has visited. …

5 Tips for the Newly Disabled

… embarrassed or ashamed. These devices are helping you achieve what you want to achieve, and that’s what matters most. If there’s something you don’t like about one of your mobility aids, whether it’s the color or the functionality, don’t be afraid to ask for what you want or make improvements on your own. stay active Being disabled doesn’t mean you can’t be strong and healthy. One of the best things you can do for yourself is find ways to exercise. In its quick tips, …

Jason’s Trip to Phuket

… my wheelchair for relatively easy transferring from chair to bed and vice versa. During my stay in Phuket I made use of one of the the many massage spas in the area. However, the few massage shops I have visited in Phuket have never been suitable as full back massage treatment is provided upstairs; downstairs at shop level is generally for foot & head massage for people on the go. The advantage to staying at the Ibis Kata Beach is they have 2 massage Gazebo’s poolside from which …

Andy Wright’s Travel Vlog from Thailand

One of Andy Wright’s travel video blogs from Thailand. One of a series, this video gives you a little peek into life in Thailand and the life of Thai people as they visit a temple in Khon Kaen. You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a daily video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting articles with photos of the wide range of countries he has visited. …

Travelling to Thailand and Accessible Attractions

… around and plan each day. There are also luxurious hotels and resorts, guesthouses and villas which are all wheelchair accessible, helping you to relax and unwind during your stay after a day of exploring. Getting to the Airport Of course one of the main concerns when visiting anywhere is transportation. Your journey to Thailand will begin by travelling to the airport in your home country. Fortunately there is an easy way for you to do this, and this is through a wheelchair accessible car. There …

What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

… businesses must close by 12:00AM (midnight) , but can otherwise operate as normal The curfew mainly affects the entertainment industry, such as bars, clubs, restaurants and venues such as cabaret shows. limiting the time that people can party. It has also affected convenience stores such as  7-Eleven and Family Mart which normally stay open for 24-hours. Air travel All airports remain open and people are still able to freely travel by air, between the hours of the curfew. so if you have …

Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

… it’s certainly not as bad as in, say, India, it does exist. in Thailand you will hear the terms “Hi So” (upper-class people) and “Low So” (people considered lower class) The thought is that people with lighter whiter skin are looked upon as being socially upper-class than people with darker skin, you will always see Thai women in particular on a never-ending quest to make their skin whiter, also people like to try to stay out of the sun. It stands to reason that if you …

The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

… and non-disabled people should be treated equally. They should not stay in their own country… They should see the world!” For Dave’s comments to become a reality for more disabled people, we need to make sure that travel truly is accessible to all.   *Names have been changed   This article forms part of a project carried out by KNPD entitled Inclusion, Participation, Accessibility: Cornerstones for Personal Fulfilment, which is supported by the EU Programme for Employment and …

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