Traveling with a disability--or with a family member who has a disability--can pose unique challenges but with some planning and creativity almost any destination can be accessible and enjoyed by all.
Ensure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible by employing the following tips:
Tell the agent the following things:
Medical practices in other countries may be very different from those found in the United States. Add to this the potential for language barriers and unfamiliarity with your medical history, and the value of planning for potential medical care becomes obvious. If you aren't very familiar with the country you are visiting, the US State Department Consular Information sheets and Travel Advisories are a good place to start, to see what type of medical services will be available to you once you are there.
A consumer oriented site about accessible travel. Emerging Horizons’ primary focus is travel for people with mobility disabilities; everybody from wheelchair-users to slow walkers. Lots of access information, resources, news and travel tips.
I Can Travel
Explore a broad range of handicapped-friendly travel opportunities and discover special cruises, tours and discounts. Learn how to plan your trip properly and what questions to ask before you set out on your journey.
Accessible Journeys has been devoted to making the world more accessible for wheelchair travelers by creating elite, exciting and rewarding wheelchair accessible travel programs around the globe.
Offers useful, detailed travel guides on disabled and budget travel around the world. You will find info on wheelchair accessible hotels, travel tips and advice on domestic and international travel destinations.