Language Issues for Disabled People Abroad

Anyone travelling abroad can benefit from having a few words of the local language, but for disabled people it’s all the more important. Explaining your particular needs with simple vocabulary can be difficult. For some people with complex health conditions, successful communication can be a matter of life and death. …

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Getting Around in Snow

Whether you’re planning a holiday in a snowbound location or just trying to get around closer to home, travelling through snow can present a lot of problems. Sometimes the best advice is simply not to try it, but it’s important to be informed when you make that call, and there …

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Finding Disabled Holiday Accommodation

For the able bodied, finding holiday accommodation is a relatively straight forward operation. For those with less mobility it can, however, be a different story. When looking for holiday accommodation that is suitable for disabled people ensure that it has all the facilities that you require during your stay. These …

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Your Disability Benefits while on Holiday

If you, either as a disabled person or as a carer, are in receipt of benefits it is important to know how going on holiday will effect these. If you take a holiday abroad you can usually continue to receive your Disability Living Allowance for 26 weeks. However, if you …

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Reduced Rail Fares for Disabled Passengers

Travelling by train can be one of the most relaxing and fastest ways to travel around the country, especially if travelling over a long distance, and receiving a substantial discount on train fares can make it an even more pleasant experience. You may qualify for the Disabled Persons Railcard if …

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Using a Ring and Ride Service

A significant proportion of disabled people have no access to a private vehicle or find using public transport, such as buses and trains, difficult. Ring and ride is able to provide a door to door minibus vehicle, that has disabled access in the form of low entrance steps and tail …

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Disabled Visitors to Historic Buildings

Visiting historic buildings, often with their many steps, narrow doorways and lack of internal lifts, can be a great challenge to the less mobile visitor, especially if they are a full time wheelchair or mobility scooter user. The original builders and designers of historic buildings, such as castles, did not …

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Travelling with Arthritis

For people with arthritis travelling can be a challenge as activities such as carrying your luggage, extra walking and long periods of sitting can take their toll and make you feel uncomfortable. Where possible, try and plan your journey and be realistic regarding your ability. Many arthritis sufferers find driving …

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Disabled Travel to Remote Parts of Britain

If you like exploring remote regions and wild places, you don’t have to go abroad for a journey full of fun and adventure. Having a disability means you’ll need to plan your trip more carefully and you may need to invest in special equipment, but it doesn’t mean you have …

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Visiting Small Towns and Villages

It’s increasingly easy to find advice about getting around major cities as a disabled person, and most big cities are working hard to make public spaces more accessible to disabled people, but what if you don’t want to go to a city – what if you’re looking forward to getting …

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