Jason’s Trip to Phuket

… bring good luck and prosperity in the New Year. These are some the highlights of my trip to Phuket and may give you some idea about accessibility from a wheelchair user’s experience. There will always be steps, curbs, rough terrain and steep hill gradients that’ll make it difficult or even impossible for a wheelchair user to go. Phuket is no exception to this principle but if you wish to explore this part of the world, you’ll be met with overwhelming hospitality and a genuine …

How To Solo Travel With A Wheelchair And Lots Of Bags

These days’ wheelchairs offer the wheelchair user terrific mobility and flexibility. But people need more possibilities when it comes to unaccompanied business and recreation travel. At times these journeys demand carrying a large quantity of luggage and equipment. The problem occurs when wheelchair users try to apply able-bodied luggage systems, such as rolling suitcases to pull along with the wheelchair or alternatively carry a large knapsack on their back. What do you do when you have a lot …

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 Originally made in Hungary they were recently rescued from near-closure by Stacy Zoern, an American wheelchair user and are now assembled in the USA.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 …

The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

… fact, staff tended to speak to anyone accompanying them. Of course, this does not mean that all airport personnel failed to listen or respond adequately to the concerns of disabled people. Such incidences could be easily avoided if airport staff took the time to listen and respond effectively to the concerns of disabled travellers. Personally speaking, the fact that I am a wheelchair user has also meant that some personnel have assumed that I could not speak for myself and tended to talk to …