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Find out more about disabled travel by reading articles & watching videos.
When Richard Branson was trying to fly round the world in a balloon, a disabled friend of mine said "If he's so desperate for thrills, he should try using a wheelchair for a week. I get that kind of excitement every time I try to cross the road!" Maybe that was a little exaggerated, but I knew what he meant. As a wheelchair user of some 30+ years, I've had to live in a world that was less than perfect when it came to meeting my needs. I'm not talking about the outer reaches of Mongolia either; I'm talking about the UK. At least things here have been improving. The same, however, can't be said for most of the rest of the world and there's nothing like the annual vacation to bring this into sharp focus. Whilst many 'Responsible Travelers' are contemplating a trip to the depths of the Amazon rainforest or the top of the Himalayas, I'm dreaming of wheeling along the front at Benidorm! Read more about disabled travel vacations in this disabled travel article
, 'Vacations From a Chair - A Different Perspective' by Trevor Herdman.
Videos about disabled travel
Lynne Kirby from Enable vacations talks about how disabled travel is changing:
10 years ago some people didn't even entertain the idea of going abroad. Much has improved but we need to build confidence.
José Fernandes Franco describes how Parque dos Sonhos vacations facilitate disabled travel:
Our infrastructure and activities include everybody. From enabling people with quadriplegia to go rafting and people with paraplegia to zip line, to allowing both the able bodied and people with a range of disabilities to go horseriding and sightseeing together. The reactions are fantastic. "I never thought about doing this before. I feel like all the other people."
Read more from our People with disabilities category
of our World Responsible Tourism Awards. In 2014 Enable vacations sponsored the People with disabilities category. Parque dos Sonhos was one of our gold winners in this category, in addition to being named joint overall winner in 2014.