Making Travel Easier When You're Disabled

Making Travel Easier When You're Disabled 

When you're dealing with a disability, it can be challenging to do all of the things that you'd like to do. At the same time, it's important that you not let a disability get in the way of living your best life. The same is true if you are caring for someone who has a disability. Luckily, you don't need to stop traveling just because you're disabled. Thanks to legislation that protects the rights of the disabled, most places now accommodate those with special needs, but you do need to do a little more planning for your trips. Before you hit the road on your next vacation, consider these tips.

Choose Comfortable Accommodation

Before you book a hotel, do a lot of research online about its accommodations for the disabled. Most hotels have many thorough reviews online that will specify what you can expect. Hotels usually have a special room set aside for people in wheelchairs, for example. These rooms are on the first floor, making it easier to get to and come equipped with tools like a shower bar and extra-wide doorways. For extra protection, call the hotel in advance and check with the front desk to make sure that everything is ready for your stay.  

Find Transportation That Works

Whether you're going by airplane, car, train, or boat, there are plenty of fun ways to travel when you're disabled. Again, choose a method of transportation that will meet your needs and help to get you where you want to go. Look online for the best deals and most options. For example, if you're looking for wheelchair accessible vehicles, look for a well-respected company like RR Van to provide your car or truck. If you're flying, call the airline in advance to make sure that your flight will be accommodating for you and your needs. 

Look for Sights That Serve Everyone

It's unfortunate, but you can't assume that every sight you'll want to see will be accessible. Before you go, make sure that the places you'll be visiting have the necessary ramps, doors, and other tools to make it worth your visit. It's frustrating to find out that a sight won't accommodate you, but better to know in advance. However, you may be surprised by just how many places are designed to serve the disabled. You, too, can have the vacation you want. 


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