Archive for August 25, 2019
As more and more airlines, hotels and means of public transportation around the world are becoming accessible to wheelchair users, global travel is a becoming possible for people with disabilities. It’s possible to maintain an active lifestyle and go places, and there are many online resources with information about accessibility in various countries and cities around the world.
Inclusive travel for wheelchair users
The total number of wheelchair users in the U.S. over the age of 15 years is about 3.6 million, with about 2 million new users being added each year. In addition, about 11.6 million people have limited mobility and use walkers, canes or crutches. This has made accessibility a major goal for transportation and public buildings across the U.S. Since many wheelchair users want to maintain an active and self-reliant lifestyle, many travel companies off