Planning a trip with a disabled friend



We’re having some internet problems at our house today, and right I’m grateful to be able to accomplish anything for today.


Anyway, let’s go on and talk some more about the subject of traveling with people who have disabilities. Let’s say that you met someone with a physical disability, and have been hanging out for a while. And then one time when you’re hanging out it comes up that a weekend trip might be fun sometime. Okay, maybe you weren’t sure what to say. You’re becoming good friends, your friend is in a wheelchair, but can pretty much handle most of her personal needs by herself. But she has said she’d rather you plan the trip. She wants to be sure you enjoy yourself on your little getaway.


The good news is that the United states is one of the most accessible nations in the world, thanks to people like the ADA. Hotels, museums, theaters are just some of the places that have to comply these standards.


Now you would be wise to do some planning ahead. Hotels have to have a certain number of rooms that are accessible. Calling ahead to make sure that the place you want to stay has an accessible room is always a good idea. It is also a good idea to ask about your friend’s specific needs. A good example of this would be if your friend has a power chair or something that requires some kind of special plug that has to charge at night. Will your hotel have the right kind of plug?


I have a whole lot of research to do to get more familiar with the topic of disability travel… If you have specific questions about this topic, please let me know, and I can research those first.


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