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
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