About traveling with a disability

A study was done that shows that one in four American adults have some sort of disability, be it physical or mental. And yes, I said disabled, and not differently abled. I am disabled, trust me, there is plenty that I can’t do day to day. There is no way I can hide my disability., I’m basically unable to do anything for myself. Please let me know about your disability up front, this is only going to help me be more of a help you better. I’m not going to talk about it to everyone I know. I just want to help you better. How is knowing you are disabled going to enable me to help you better? Let’s look some examples.

First, how are you going to get from the airport to your hotel? A lot of people take a taxi or bus. Could you get your wheelchair in one of those? A lot of hotels have vans that will transport their guests. But what if yours doesn’t? I can help you arrange for the transportation that you need.

I have flown, and have had no problems. The airlines that I have traveled with have been amazing. But I know that other disabled people have gone through nightmares. They’ve had medical equipment lost or damaged. And some people just do not want to mess with flying at all.

The good news is that traveling with a disability is getting easier. Hotels have more accessible rooms. More of the sites most of us want to visit are becoming more accessible to all of us.

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