Transportation

When traveling to a new destination you need to know how you are going to get around. Have your own vehicle or renting? Public transportation like trains, subways, taxis or boats will vary in wheelchair access everywhere you go. Will you be wheeling the city at all? Don’t get stranded, prepare your mobility.

Travelling on Trains in Japan 2019

As previously shared by Ashley in this article, Japan has a great train system that allows you to travel throughout the country with a wheelchair. Since the article was written, in recent years, there have been...

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Getting around Paris with a Wheelchair

When planning my mum's (Barbie) visit to Paris, France, what worried me the most was how we were going to get around since she has limited mobility and uses a wheelchair. Yes, there are taxis and Uber is...

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Tokyo, Japan Accessible Taxis

With the 2020 Olympics/Paralympics and the aging population, accessibility has become much more of a hot topic in Tokyo, Japan in recent years for foreign visitors and people with disabilities. The government...

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Carlisle, Cumbria, England: Getting Around

When getting around Carlisle, Cumbria, it depends what you want to do and where you want to go. The most popular area to wheel or stroll around at is the City Centre; it's a destination in itself, but also the starting point for going elsewhere using different public...

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AirAsia Damages Wheelchair on Plane Flight, Denies Fault

Disable person complains AirAsia about failed compensation while his wheelchair gets damaged. A wheelchair worth over ten thousand ringgit has been damaged but no reasonable compensation has been made so far. Lim Sow Seng (Seng) from Kuantan urges AirAsia to revise...

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Capri, Italy: Wheelchair Access Travel Tips

This article is based on a day trip to Capri we took from Naples in May of 2014 and, to a lesser extent, one in 2006.  We also went to Rome in 2014 and wrote articles about wheelchair access in Rome, in Naples and in Pompeii; they can be found on the same website as...

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Exploring Peru with a Wheelchair

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Peru, take it!  Lima is a vibrant city of about 25 million, and is full of things to do.  One of the things Lima is most known for is its food.  If nothing else, you can entertain yourself by trying out the many restaurants...

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Train Travel in Italy: Wheelchair Access

This article is based on Italian train trips we’ve taken in 2014, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2005 and 2003.  In 2014 and 2012 Howard traveled in his Permobil, which weighs around 325 pounds (148 kg) and is around 26 inches (66 cm) wide and with the footrest in the shortened...

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Air Travel and Airports Tips

When traveling in a wheelchair, ideally it is most convenient to be dropped off at an airport by someone or an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle (equipped with lifts) but this is not always possible. If so, then the next best option may be to take some...

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