Train Travel when Blind or Visually Impaired

The introduction of modern rolling stock, better station facilities and staff training has greatly improved the experience of travelling by train for disabled passengers. If you will require assistance either at the station or on the train it is important to inform the railway company as soon as possible. Ideally …

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Travelling by Tram for Wheelchair Users

Trams as a means of public transport are making a come back across the UK, and other European cities, as local authorities realise the importance of reducing road traffic congestion. At present there are six tram systems in the UK and these are at: Birmingham, Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Croydon and …

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Golfing Holidays for the Disabled People

Golf has never been so popular and now, with advances in playing equipment, it is possible to be enjoyed by disabled and able bodied players alike whether as part of a holiday or at competition level. An adapted golfing buggy allows those players who are unable to walk or to …

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Cycling Holidays for Disabled People

With the ever increasing cost of motoring and the desire to lead healthier, more active lives, cycling is becoming increasingly popular with society as a whole, be it for commuting or leisure and holidays. Being disabled should not be a barrier to enjoying cycling and there are a number of …

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Safari Holidays for Disabled People

Safari holidays are not just the exclusive activities of the able bodied, but these exciting breaks are now able to be enjoyed by many disabled people thanks to a number of companies who run small group tours (approximately no more than 6 people) for disabled travellers and their family and …

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Watersport Holidays for Disabled People

Watersports either at competition level or as part of a holiday, such as canoeing, rowing and water skiing are popular with able bodied and disabled participants alike. The first thing to consider before you even go into the water is what clothing you need to keep yourself as dry and …

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Wintersport Holidays for Disabled People

Society often discriminates against those with disabilities,judging them only on their disability and not what they can and cannot do. Sports are often a way of getting disabled people to demonstrate their skills and change the attitude of others. Adaptive skiing is a broad term used to describe skiing for …

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Tube Travel for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Modern rolling stock, refurbished stations and staff training have combined to make travelling by tube easier for passengers with disabilities. Passengers who are blind or visually impaired, to assist you on the tube, the Transport for London customer service centre have produced an audio version of the tube map and …

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Tube Travel for Wheelchair Users

While access to the tube for wheelchair users is steadily improving, travelling on the underground system can still be problematic for some passengers. Not all of London’s underground stations have access for wheelchair users, so it is vitally important that you confirm this prior to travel. To help wheelchair users,Transport …

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Youth Hostelling as a Disabled Person

There are over 200 youth hostels throughout England and Wales operated by the Youth Hostel Association and their accommodation is open to everyone. People who have never stayed in a youth hostel probably have an image of a building with very basic facilities and not the kind of place one …

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