Living with a disability can be a challenge. Society isn’t necessarily set up to offer everyone equal access to a level playing field. In fact, for people with a disability it can often feel the opposite – it’s a playing field filled with narrow entry ways, limited step free access and not enough accessible toilets.
It can be tough enough at home in the UK, but travelling abroad with a disability can sometimes feel like one mountain too high to climb – meaning people could miss out on opportunities to travel, make memories or switch off from the daily grind as a result of a physical disability, or serious injury.
It is true that disabled people have additional travel needs (as unique and individual as they are) that they need to consider when planning a holiday. The one thing they have in common, however, is that planning accessible travel can take a long time. Making sure that the place you want to visit has accessible transport. Ensuring the accommodation has facilities that meet your care needs. Establishing whether attractions, restaurants and generally just navigating the local area on your own safely is possible. It all takes planning, and patience.