travel tips

posted on April 1, 2009 - 4:10pm
For people with disabilities, travel can present both wonderful opportunities and daunting obstacles — the latter due to the inaccessibility of transportation, accommodations and popular tourist sites. The good news is that many countries are making more locations accessible to wheelchairs. And even more good news: Increasing numbers of devices and services are appearing on the market for the...

What to do when things go wrong, and what's being done to improve air travel for people with disabilities

posted on June 1, 2000 - 10:12am
This is the second in a two-part series on traveling with a disability. The first part, "How to Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease," ran in Quest Vol. 7, No. 2, April 2000. Nicholas Johnson is a frequent flyer for his job as a consulting engineer with a highly regarded Boston firm. So imagine his surprise when, following a recent trip on a major U.S. airline, he not only lost his...