This guide has been put together to offer assistance to those travelling on a cruise with a disability or if travelling with someone with special requirements.
Cruises offer a great way to get away for many disabled travellers, as modern cruise ships offer fantastic facilities onboard. Disabled access cabins are much easier to get around in if you have limited mobility. The layout of most modern ships are also much more accessible to all passengers and the well trained crew and medical staff are on hand to help where possible. Continue Reading »
Mobility SVM, formerly known as GoShichi, was founded in 2009 on the premise that although a person might need to utilize a wheelchair, many individuals still want the freedom and independence to pursue their interests in outdoor activities through the advantages of a full size truck. This is the philosophy that led to the development of Mobility SVM wheelchair accessible truck conversions. Continue Reading »
Passport, euros, sunglasses, wheelchair … people with disabilities here tell their inspiring travel stories
IBIZA STAG PARTY
Tom Nabarro, centre, on his stag party in Ibiza
This summer I flew to Ibiza for 10 days for my stag party with a load of mates. Following a snowboarding accident, I am a C4 tetraplegic – I have no control of my arms or legs and very little stability in my torso, so I rely on my head-controlled power wheelchair and assistance from others. Continue Reading »
In 2007 a paraplegic and his two friends paddled the length of the Mississippi river. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the finish, they are releasing a short documentary film about their Odyssey on YouTube. Continue Reading »
Paralyzed Veterans’ National President will Travel around the Country to Raise Awareness for Veterans with Disabilities
Paralyzed Veterans of America is marking the 66th anniversary of its founding this April by encouraging all Americans to take a stand and commit to helping veterans as part of their life’s mission.
With the theme Building a Nation Fit for Heroes and events across the country, Paralyzed Veterans Awareness Month highlights the unique challenges facing veterans with spinal cord injury/dysfunction. It spotlights the work of Paralyzed Veterans to empower seriously wounded heroes and their families with everything they need to thrive. Continue Reading »
John Morris flew to Dallas last week, but when the 24-year-old quadriplegic tried to come home Sunday, a Frontier pilot ordered him off the plane, saying Morris could not be properly restrained in his seat.
On Monday, neither the Federal Aviation Administration nor Frontier could say what constitutes proper restraint for a passenger with a spinal-cord injury.
Last year on a flight to Chicago, Morris said Frontier staff had the idea to use seat-belt extensions — one belt over his knees, and two holding his chest — to help secure him to his seat. Continue Reading »
A Miami car company will make history this month when its first vehicles begin rolling off the assembly line. Vehicle Production Group’s MV-1 is the first factory-built automobile designed for wheelchair passengers.
The MV-1 can accommodate wheelchairs in the front passenger area and has a built-in access ramp, an extra-wide entry, lots of headroom and strong safety standards. It’s priced lower than conversions, starting at $39,950. Continue Reading »
Canadian Morgan Van Breda is cycling from Delhi to Kanyakumari to raise awareness about spinal cord injury, and funds for her own treatment
Thirty two year-old Morgan Van Breda is cycling across India — with her hands. The ambitious young Canadian was only 24 when a soccer post collapsed on her back while she was in Cuba, turning her into a paraplegic.
Now, she is on a 3,900 km, seven-week journey from Agra to Kanyakumari on a handcyle, raising awareness about spinal cord injury, and funds for breakthrough stem cell research that may allow her to walk again. Continue Reading »