Travelling with disabilities

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‘I love the sense of freedom’: an accessible adventure in North Yorkshire
We road-test a new project aiming to make the picturesque North York Moors easier to explore for people with a range of mobility and sensory needs

Jane Dunford

16, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s not the waiting, it’s the indignity’: disabled passengers tell of air travel torment
As campaigners highlight how the burden of travel chaos is falling on disabled passengers, five people describe their recent airport indignities

Amelia Hill

22, Jun, 2022 @7:43 PM

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‘Unprecedented’ delays at Australian passport office prompt fears of cancelled travel plans
People planning an overseas trip may face cancelled or delayed travel arrangements as waiting times balloon out

Cait Kelly

03, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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'Don’t dwell on what you can’t do': travelling with disabilities
Disability hasn’t stopped these travellers from seeing the world. They talk about their experiences and offer tips on taking trips – and how the travel industry needs to change

Interviews by Antonia Wilson

27, Mar, 2019 @6:30 AM

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Justin Levene’s Luton airport protest is a watershed for disabled people | James Coke
If all disabled people posted videos of being stuck on planes and trains, airlines and rail companies would have to change, says writer James Coke

James Coke

09, Nov, 2018 @3:25 PM

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Travellers' tales: four very different backpacking trips
A young family, a retiree, a career-breaker and a disabled traveller share the highs and lows of long-term travel

Rachel Holmes, John Kirkaldy, Tony Giles and Antonia Wilson

11, Sep, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Access all areas: Airbnb expands into stays for disabled travellers
By acquiring Accomable, a startup launched by two childhood friends, the rental accommodation company will list accessible places to stay all over the world

Will Coldwell

27, Nov, 2017 @12:42 PM

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Why do disabled people still have to put up with this indignity? | Frances Ryan
The humiliation of sitting in soaked underwear or laying on a dirty public toilet floor could be avoided if there was the political will

Frances Ryan

07, Feb, 2017 @12:01 PM

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UK needs to spend quite a few pennies on disabled access
Letters: Made to imagine wetting or shitting themselves in public would make providers find answers


11, Jan, 2017 @8:08 PM

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Disabled air travellers warned of long distances from check-in to gate
Walks of up to 1km at UK airports mean people who need assistance should notify tour operator or airline in advance, says Abta

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

27, Sep, 2016 @8:51 AM

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Who pays after our suitcase was returned to us broken?
Carrymyluggage delivery service said we should seek compensation from its courier, but we disagree

Miles Brignall

01, Sep, 2016 @6:00 AM

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Intrepid travellers: three trips of a lifetime
What challenges await a wheelchair user hoping to visit every country in the world? How long does it take to visit all your Facebook friends? And is a tandem ride around the globe really a dream for two?

23, Jan, 2016 @7:00 AM

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