Study Finds Accessible Travel Large And Lucrative Market

2017-03-14T04:38:36+00:00

A study has been undertaken in the US that has found that the accessible travel industry is a large and lucrative market. However travelers with disabilities still face obstacles when trying to find wheelchair accessible accommodation, activities and services.  The same applies here in Australia.  That’s why we continue to build the CanGoEverywhere database of accessible accommodation, accessible attractions and events and service providers in order to provide the information seniors, the less mobile and people with disabilities need to venture out with confidence. The CBS News article is below: It has been 25 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law. But a new study finds that while the travel industry is more accommodating to the [...]

Study Finds Accessible Travel Large And Lucrative Market 2017-03-14T04:38:36+00:00

Deep Sea Diving – In A Wheelchair

2017-03-14T04:38:42+00:00

Deep sea diving… In a wheelchair.  While researching for a keynote speech I am delivering on Accessible Tourism, I came across this Ted Talk and wanted to share it with you.  Deep sea diving….. in a wheelchair is a wonderful talk delivered by Sue Austin, a performance artist who also just happens to use a wheelchair.  It includes a video of her deep sea diving – as the title says, in her wheelchair. It was filmed at TEDxWomen in December 2012.  You can watch it here: http://go.ted.com/bGCQ – I highly recommend it. When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. [...]

Deep Sea Diving – In A Wheelchair 2017-03-14T04:38:42+00:00

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – welcome to my current bugbear.

2017-03-14T04:38:47+00:00

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – It's all in the language. Language is a funny thing isn’t it.  It evolves over time and some things we said as a matter of course ten or twenty years ago we wouldn’t dream of saying now.  It’s called political correctness – or PC – and in most cases it has its place.  But alas it can also go completely mad.  Think about Enid Blyton for example.  A revered children’s author whose books were read by kids all around the world.  Then in came the PC stick and all of a sudden poor old Noddy and Big Ears are not so proper anymore.  Let’s not even go down the Famous Five path and what [...]

Disabled accommodation versus accessible accommodation – welcome to my current bugbear. 2017-03-14T04:38:47+00:00