Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Cast your mind back to 2010 – a time before the London 2012 Games, and you might remember that Qatar won the fierce bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. It was a watershed moment with the global tournament awarded to the Middle East for the first time in its 92-year history.
Since then there has been much publicity around Qatar’s readiness. Not just as a hosting nation in football terms, but as a host to the millions of visitors that will pass through its doors. Over 2.89 million tickets have been sold to the 64 matches taking place, set on a global stage. But what does this mean for the millions of fans hoping to attend with a disability? Continue reading Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child
There’s nothing quite like having a family holiday to look forward to. However in a post-pandemic world, and with the added challenges that Brexit brings, planning ahead has never been more important. This is especially true if you are one of the many families that travels with special needs children. Continue reading A Comprehensive Guide to Travelling Abroad with a Disabled Child
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know
Also known as WAVs, a wheelchair accessible vehicle offers more freedom, flexibility, safety, and comfort to the mobility impaired. The term is used to describe any vehicle (car, minivan, or bus) that has been adapted to cater for wheelchair users.
The majority of these are adapted for disabled passengers, rather than drivers, although the latter is also possible and usually comes with a higher degree of customisation. Passengers should be able to enter the vehicle in their wheelchair using a ramp or lift to one of the rear or side doors. Meanwhile, driver-adapted cars have additional adaptations so that a disabled person can either drive directly from their wheelchair or enter the driver’s seat from an internal transfer. Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles: Everything You Need to Know
Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK
As a disabled individual, you undoubtedly know that you face extra challenges when travelling. Even in the UK, which is one of the most accessible countries for travel as a disabled person, there is still a long way to make it a comfortable and empowering experience.
In the UK, we’re lucky to live in one of the most accessible countries for travellers in the world. However, even in a country like the UK, challenges remain. In 2019, it’s estimated that disabled adults made 26% fewer trips than those without a disability. The gap is even more significant for the elderly aged 65+.
Not only do disabled persons face challenges when it comes to a lack of accessible equipment and infrastructure, but also information and personal aid (when required). Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK
A great article by Martyn Sibley which we thought was definitely worth sharing: “How to feel more comfortable discussing disability” (click on the link below):
How to feel more comfortable discussing disability
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This is a great article on Bloomberg about how disability inclusion and accessibility remains a major issue! As the article states, “..businesses lose out on 2 billion pounds a month because of failing to meet the needs of disabled people.”
Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays? You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London! After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest. Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London