We are thrilled to see Lonely Planet producing such great accessible guides available to download for free in a PDF format. I didn’t want to only share this on Facebook as not all our subscribers are fans of Facebook (shock, horror). I also wanted the information to be available for those searching for travel tips on our website in the future. We are thrilled to see Have Wheelchair Will Travel mentioned under “Personal Blogs” on page 54. A small cameo but it’s Lonely Planet, we are a little chuffed.
Lonely Planet describe the guide as follows –
“Hard of hearing or vision-impaired? A wheelchair user or slow walker? Fibromyalgia, MS or spinal-cord injury? None of these should stop you from experiencing the joy and benefits of travel.
We at Lonely Planet believe that travel is for all, no matter what their abilities or limitations. We also know that the first barrier to travel for many people who have access issues or a disability is a lack of information, combined with a fear of the unknown.
We hope that this collection of online resources will go some way towards filling the information gap and alleviating unfounded fears, either by providing information directly or by introducing you to countless people who haven’t let their disability get in the way of their love of travel.
- The world’s largest list of online resources for accessible travel
- Country-by-country resources from national and local government and tourism bodies, as well as disabled people’s organisations
- A wealth of experience of travelling with a disability from almost 50 personal travel blogs
- Dozens of specialised accessible travel agents and tour operators from 40 countries around the world
- Top travel tips for travelling with access issues
- Advice from experienced travellers with a disability
- Leads and links to disability-specific advice and support
- Websites dedicated to the theory and promotion of accessible travel
- Updated biannually
- Easy-to-read text
- The world’s largest list of online resources for accessible travel”
Accessible Rio can be downloaded here.
Accessible Melbourne can be downloaded here.
Accessible Brighton can be downloaded here.
Accessible Edinburgh can be downloaded here
Accessible Glasgow can be downloaded here.
LONELY PLANET’S ACCESSIBLE PHRASE BOOK
Lonely Planet’s latest addition to their accessible series is a phrase book. The book recognizes that it can be difficult for people with a disability to explain their particular needs. Although there are standard phrasebooks available, this book has targeted some disability-specific words and phrases and translated them into as many languages as practical.You can download the phrase guide here.
Thanks Lonely Planet. This is a great step forward towards making information about accessible and inclusive tourism easier to find.
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