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.

Australia: Access to Public Transportation

Australia has had a national disability act for decades. Commonwealth Government’s Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport (2002). It entitles those with disabilities to the same level of services as all...

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Australia Taxis: Wheelchair Access Overview

Australia has a long history of providing taxis for those with disabilities. Way back in the 1980’s Australia saw the need and quickly introduced wheelchair access taxis. The early ones were cumbersome converted Ford sedans and were horrible to ride in, and equally...

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Sydney, Australia Accessible Transportation Options

The beautiful state capital of Sydney offers something for every kind of tourist, whether it be for a thrill seeker or a quiet sightseer. Getting around Sydney, Australia is thankfully quite easy. There are many wheelchair user-friendly options for getting from A to B...

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Getting around Cleveland, Ohio with a Wheelchair

The general landscape of Cleveland, Ohio is relatively flat, besides getting down to the water, so wheeling around is definitely possible in some spots. Sidewalks around tourist areas are generally well maintained but the more remote you get the worse access becomes....

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Sacramento Amtrak Train in California

The Sacramento Amtrak Train Station is located in Downtown Sacramento not far from Old Town Sacramento and the California State Capitol. Parking and curbs are wheelchair accessible with reasonable distances to the station and ticket counter. Like most counters,...

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Australia Gold Coast Accessible Transportation Options

The Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations and is world famous for its beaches and beautiful weather. It is a small city and is pretty easy to get around. Whichever way you travel, the Gold Coast is a safe and relaxing place to be. There is...

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Access to Europe Train Travel: The Eurostar and Eurail

Our European grand tour by train began at the London Gatwick Airport where we took a city train to the Eurostar Train located in the St Pancras Station. There’s an office in Gatwick Airport for wheelchair access support for city trains that will assist with making...

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Montreal, Canada to NYC Train Travel Accessibility

Using Amtrak you can take the train to travel in between New York City and Montreal, Canada, which takes approximately eleven hours. The Amtrak Adirondack Train Route is one of the most scenic train rides in the world, especially in the fall, which makes the time go...

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West Coast Accessible Van Rentals: CA, AZ, OR & NV

Ability Center's fleet of newer model, wheelchair accessible BraunAbility and VMI minivans are available for weekly and long-term rent. We train you on how the wheelchair vehicle conversions operate, demonstrate the tie downs, and anything else needed to get you...

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