14 ways to make travel with a disability easier

If you travel with disability, disability, physical limitation, mobility or developmental disability, have special needs or use an electric wheelchair or handicap scooter, it's a good idea to learn as much as possible to make disabled travel easier.

Or if you are a mature traveler or senior who is slow walking or just want a slower pace, becomes more informed about disabled travel services and disability resources, reduces the anxiety that often accompanies handicapped travelers. 19659002] The following travel tips, resources and information for the disabled will help make trips, tours, holidays and holidays much easier for you, or for a disabled child, whether it's short or long.

1. Plan your trip in good time! Do you need to order extra supplements, medicine or renew prescription, repair glasses or change regulations, get physical, get dental care, get the wheelchair fixed or set, etc.?

2. If possible, always book your trip through an agency that specializes in helping disabled people. This is important because specialized travel agencies and tour operators for the disabled are experienced and can save you some terrible headaches.

They offer many great tips and a wide range of services for disabled travelers. Among other things, they can arrange one: wheelchair at the airport, wheelchair accessible hotel room, wheelchair access, elevator available vans, full vans, minivan, RV, handicap scooter or other handicap vehicle.

Disabled travel agencies can help arrange available transportation, help plan the best available cruise, provide cruises and cruise tips, arrange travel insurance and cater for special needs.

Agents can check with hotels for: interior and exterior door widths to accommodate your wheelchair, ADA-approved handicap baths, grab bars or shower breakers. Just tell them your needs.

Travel agencies can help you find cheap flights, cheap tickets, cheap flights, cheap travel insurance, cheap hotels, cheap car rentals, cheap cruises, cheap holidays and cheap travel of all kinds. [19659002] 3. In addition to taking your travel agent's phone number, you will also bring the phone numbers of travel agents that specialize in disabled travel at your destination if you can not reach your own agent.

These travel agencies can know how to solve problems that arise in connection with your hotel, car or department store, etc., even if you have not ordered your tickets through them.

4th When traveling to another city, check the local health and health associations before you leave. Eg. Get the phone numbers of the local MS chapter if you have MS. These organizations can be good resources.

You usually know which museums, restaurants, theaters and other local facilities are wheelchair accessible and where you can get oxygen, emergency services or medical help. They may be able to help you with any problems.

5th If you plan to rent a handicap scooter, wheelchair, electric wheelchair, wheelchair, full vans, mini-car, RV or other vehicle in another city, do not wait before you get there. Make all arrangements before you go on your journey.

Make sure you ask specifications as if there are grinders, ramps or elevators, etc. Check which van, RV, car or car insurance you need before you leave.

6th Do not leave anything by chance. If you can, double check all the arrangements your travel agent makes. Call the airlines, hotels, scooter, wheelchair, car, RV or freight companies, rental companies, etc., and check the specifications, especially if you travel in a wheelchair or have other special needs like oxygen. 19659002] This is important if you have not used the agent before.

7th If you need oxygen or other special medical equipment, call airlines and suppliers well in advance of your trip. Do not wait until the last minute. Start calling them as soon as you know you have to travel or take a trip.

Then check with your travel agency and airline at least three to four days before your flight.

8 thereof. Arriving early at the airport. It's better to wait there than miss your plane. This will eliminate some of the pre-trip anxiety you may feel and make for a more relaxed journey. This seems like common knowledge, but many people still arrive at the gate right now.

With everything happening in the world today, there are many reasons why you will allow more time at the airport. [19659002] 9. In your air bag, a copy of the prescription is taken for your medicines and glasses, extra glasses, sunglasses, all your medicines and supplements, and a list of your doctor, dentist and other healthcare professionals with their addresses and phone numbers. 19659002] Please include your doctor's fax number for prescription if you lose medicine. Save duplicate copies of these in your luggage and home by phone. Know where your records are kept.

10th When you travel, and at any time, if you are taking medicine, you will learn their names and exactly what they are if you do not know. People come into the emergency room all the time and do not know what medicine they are taking. You may be surprised to find that most people say "a little yellow pill" or "a white capsule", etc.

Emergency workers must know what you are taking, so they do not give you medication that would negatively affect it, overdose you, or in some way interfere with your treatment and your recovery.

eleventh If you are traveling in the air, tell your flight assistants when you embark on any medical issue you may encounter on your flight. Note the location of the nearest toilet before sitting. Tell the air traffic controller if you think you need help getting started during the flight.

You may need or want a walkway for easy access to the toilet. Discuss seating with your travel agency.

12th If you need someone to travel with you, ask your travel agency about ideas or suggestions. Call the local chapters of medical associations and ask if they can recommend a travel assistant or travel company to help or accompany you.

There are national companies offering travel nurses, traveling companions or travel assistants accompanying disabled travelers or people with serious medical issues.

thirteenth Make sure to take you: any medical card, Medicare card, discount card, car or car rental discount card, car insurance numbers and agent phone numbers, passports, air tickets, labels, American Express Travelers Checks, debit cards, credit cards, and driving licenses. Photocopies everything.

Keep photocopies in your luggage and home by phone or somewhere where anyone has access to it if you need it.

fourteenth Read all you can about traveling with a disability. Read disabled travel guides, access guides, accessible guidebooks, travel disabilities and travel books for disabled travelers. Read the personal travel experiences for wheelchair users and others who have traveled with disabilities. Be informed.

These travel tips, information, resources and services for the disabled will help you, disabled people, disabilities, physical constraints or who use a wheelchair, get easier and more comfortable, anxious, hassle free trip, trip, vacation or vacation.

Source by Helen Hecker