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Letters: August 2014

Letters: August 2014

Wheelchair users sound off on travel, taxis and e-vehicles.

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

This December 4-7, Malaysia is hosting the 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) and for the first time ever the conference is holding a short film competition. Yes, that’s right, ICAT’s putting on an international short film competition searching for films that encapsulate what accessible tourism truly means. Accessible beaches and hotels, easy flying […]

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Wheelchair users who are planning to visit the majestic panoramas of the Grand Canyon may be surprised to learn they can reach the bottom of the canyon by vehicle. This is one of the many surprises in a new book by accessible travel guru, Candy Harrington. The book, Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers […]

Letters: July 2014

Letters: July 2014

Adaptive gaming, Pete Seeger; Flying with a wheelchair; Track vehicles

Good News, Bad News About Travel

Good News, Bad News About Travel

There’s good news and bad news this summer if you’re planning to travel. First the good news: On the East Coast, the Jersey Shore is more accessible: Hundreds of business owners whose buildings were demolished during Hurricane Sandy’s vicious attack are finding out that it’s good business to make their establishments accessible as they rebuild. […]

From Traumatic Experience to Deep Connection

From Traumatic Experience to Deep Connection

Eve Hampton, 27, became paralyzed at age 13 of traverse myelitis and, like so many people with spinal cord injuries, she still carries a part of that young girl with her. Undergoing such a traumatic experience is why Robert Pratt felt a kindred connection to Eve, as he had a severe leg injury while serving […]

NPR's Interview with Disabled Travel Expert

NPR’s Interview with Disabled Travel Expert

Carole Zoom has the perfect name for a person who loves to travel and write about it. She’s been all over the world — Spain, China, Argentina, Ireland,  Denmark — and has become an expert at traveling with a disability. In fact, she was featured in a segment on NPR recently, which opened thusly: “Planning […]

Discovering the San Juan Islands

Discovering the San Juan Islands

Beautiful, serene and unspoiled, Washington state’s San Juan Islands are easy to reach — and mostly wheelchair accessible.

Letters: June 2014

Letters: June 2014

Flying with a wheelchair; Pazzo Pazzo; Colostomy

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

Sean Rose: Kite-Skiing Across Europe’s Largest Ice-Cap

On March 29, Sean Rose, a paraplegic kite skier, attempted to become the first paraplegic to kite-ski across the Vatnajökull icecap in Iceland — at several hundred kilometers wide it is the largest ice cap in Europe. For the first three days the journey went perfectly, but then he was struck with a serious urinary […]