How does a visually impaired person ‘see the sights’ of the world? How do they experience a seaside sunrise, an ancient world heritage site or the smiling faces of a bustling street scene? Why would they want to when these sights cannot be seen?
Candy Harrington?s focus is accessible travel?travel for people with disabilities. Says Candy, ?My goal is to describe access so travelers can make appropriate choices. My readers are a varied lot; from slow walkers to wheelchair-users.?
My name is Shinta Utami. When I was 4 years old, I got polio. After the fever had gone, my mother found I could no longer walk. I was lucky because many victims are paralysed forever but, eventually, I learned to walk again in my own very strange and painful way. Now, I have a walking stick but at least I don’t have to use wheelchair or crutches.
Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a national nonprofit serving quadriplegic and other people with severe spinal cord injuries or mobility-impairments by providing highly trained monkeys to assist with daily activities.
The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support our mission
Traveling with a special needs child can be daunting, so many times it seems easier to stay close to home – you already know where everything is and it takes less energy. Though traveling with a child who has special needs can more challenging, it’s definitely more than worth the effort.