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Articles Tagged: Travel

States Cracking Down On Accessible Parking Abuse

Published: November 17, 2014 | Category: News

Accessible Parking AbuseStiffer penalties and stepped up enforcement are among the measures states are taking to help ensure that accessible parking spaces are available for those who truly need them.

In some cities, drivers with disabilities trying to find accessible parking spaces are often out of luck, because many of those spots are taken by able-bodied people who use parking placards intended for those with disabilities to get a choice spot or save a few bucks. Continue Reading »

Hand-Control-Car.eu

Published: October 20, 2014 | Category: Links
Hand-Control-Car.eu

Hand-Control-Car.eu

Probably the best car hand control for disabled drivers (for cars with automatic transmission).

The device works based on the PUSH – PULL principle.

The device itself is a lever, mounted onto a special consose, which is screwed onto the carrying sled of the car seat. Should we pus hthe lever forward, this motion affects the brake pedal directly and, depending on the force of the thrust also regulates the braking effect. Opposite to phase one, pulling the lever to oneself will increase the thrust applied onto the gas pedal. Up untill now, all aids of various products, as well as ours, carry out the function they were intended for in the same way. Continue Reading »

PETITION: Wheelchair Access On Commercial Airlines

Published: September 1, 2014 | Category: Featured News

add-your-namePlease push the Federal Aviation Association to require airlines to provide designated wheelchair accessible spaces on every commercial aircraft, which will allow passengers to remain safely seated in their personal wheelchairs.

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AbleRoad

Published: November 25, 2013 | Category: Links
AbleRoad

AbleRoad

AbleRoad™ connects people with accessible businesses. AbleRoad gives people with disabilities, families, friends, caregivers and business owners an online destination to rate and review community access. Continue Reading »

‘Provide us with barrier-free environment’

Published: November 18, 2013 | Category: News

Participants with spinal cord injuries speak outParticipants with spinal cord injuries speak out their views at the International Workshop on Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries 2013 in Coimbatore

Now, this was not a routine workshop dealing with various aspects of the spine, restricting participation to just the surgeons.

Ten persons with spinal cord injuries, including one from Sri Lanka and two from Malaysia, gave a first-hand experience on how attitudinal barriers impeded mobility of paraplegics (those paralysed waist downward because of spinal cord injury) at the International Workshop on Spine and Spinal Cord Injuries 2013 Continue Reading »

Guide For Disabled Cruisers

Published: April 17, 2013 | Category: Information

Holland-America-bathroom-disabledThis 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

Published: November 14, 2012 | Category: Links

MobilitySVM.com

Full Size Wheelchair Truck Conversions

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 »

Access all areas: holidays for people with disabilities

Published: August 24, 2012 | Category: Featured News

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 »

Brokeback River Hotdog

Published: August 19, 2012 | Category: Videos

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 »

April is Paralyzed Veterans of America Awareness Month

Published: April 2, 2012 | Category: News

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 »