Welcome to Disabled Travel Advice

For the traveller who is disabled travelling anywhere can sometimes be a frustrating experience. The website was set up to help travellers with a disability access services which should make their experience of travelling much more pleasant.

Train Travel for Wheel Chair Users

In recent years rail companies have made great improvements not only to making their trains more accessible for disabled passengers but in making many stations step free or installing lifts to compliment footbridges, enabling train travel to be a realistic option for many wheelchair users. Planning Your Journey When planning …

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Bus Travel for Deaf or Hearing Impaired

With the ever increasing cost of motoring the bus is back in vogue with many commuters. Travelling by bus if you are deaf or hearing impaired can be a challenge but there are ways of making things run as smoothly as possible. Since April 2008 deaf and hearing impaired passengers,along …

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Bus Travel and the Blind or Visually Impaired

Travelling by bus for many blind and visually impaired passengers can be very difficult, especially at request stops, which are almost impossible for passengers who are blind or visually impaired to use independently. In some cases there have been reports of such passengers walking to compulsory stop bus stops, just …

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Bus Travel and Wheelchair Users

Bus travel can often cause problems for wheelchair users, but this is changing as more and more wheelchair accessible buses are introduced.Buses which carry more than 22 passengers are subject to the Public Service Accessibility Regulation 2000, which at a practical level means that all new buses used on either …

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Sailing for the Disabled

Sailing, either as a holiday or as a day out, is an activity that is not confined just to participation by able bodied people and is able to be enjoyed by people with disabilities including hearing and visual impairments and wheelchair users. The Royal Yachting Association’s Sailability programme has the …

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Horse Riding for the Disabled

Horse riding is an activity open to many disabled people, who not only find it enjoyable but an aid to boosting self confidence. Horse riding can take many forms from riders who want to compete in tournaments, to those wanting a more relaxing horse riding holiday in the UK or …

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Air Travel when Blind or Visually Impaired

Blind or visually impaired air passengers should, if they will require additional assistance at the airport and on the flight, always inform their travel agent or the airline company they are using. It is suggested that, where possible, passengers give as much notice as possible, so that staff can be …

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Air Travel when Deaf or Hearing Impaired

If you are deaf or have a hearing impairment and will require assistance at the airport it is advisable to inform your travel agent or the airline company you are travelling with as soon as possible so that they may make the necessary staffing arrangements. It is best, if at …

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Air Travel for Wheel Chair Users

Being disabled should not be a barrier to air travel and holidays. The important thing is to plan ahead and let the airline, travel agent or tour operator know what type of assistance you will require at the airport or on the plane. Try and give the airline as much …

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