With crowded terminals, flight delays and the frenetic pace to make it to
your destination on time, traveling can be a hassle for people with
disabilities. It doesn't have to be. The Web offers a variety of ways to
make the journey almost as enjoyable as the destination.
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources
Jim Lubin's site is a great place to get packing. It offers lists of
transportation options, accessible destinations and travel literature. There
are also links to newsletters and sites about government regulations.
Gimp on the Go
The creator of this site, a disabled man, admits that his site's name might
not be politically correct, but wants to grab your attention and "establish
a candid atmosphere." What he's created is an excellent resource featuring
destination ideas, tons of tips and information on
service animals and
Access-Able Travel Sources
This site features time-saving tips for boarding and exiting an aircraft.
Includes information for wheelchairs, oxygen tanks, services animals and
Accessible Traveler's Database
Project Action's site allows visitors to select a state and city to search
for a list of accessible transportation options. Its links include a list of
national toll-free numbers for services such as Amtrak train travel,
Greyhound bus information and car rental services.
If you're a disabled person who's had a problem with air travel service,
fill out the form on this site to file a complaint about accessibility
Society for the Advancement of Travelers with Handicaps
Provides several how-to lists for passengers with speech, sight and hearing
impairments as well as passengers traveling with a wheelchair. A
well-organized site, it can also aid people with kidney disease, diabetes or
arthritis as they make travel plans.