Travelers who are disabled have special
challenges when traveling the world. However, such
challenges have not prevented a blind man from climbing to
the top of Mt. Everest. Just as difficult sometimes is
making tourism businesses abide by the
With Disabilities Act. The following links will
provide you with information on destinations that meet the
needs of disabled travelers.
Traveling with Disabilities
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Access-Able Travel Source. "Providing Access Information
To Mature And Disabled Travelers."
Accessible Journeys. "For mature travelers, slow
walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their
friends, Accessible Journeys services include:
Accessible Travel Planning
Accessible Group Tours
Accessible Group Cruises
Individual Accessible Cruises
Licensed Travel Companions
Disability Travel Resources"
Armchair World. "Handicapped-accessible Tours
These tours are designed with handicapped travelers needs in
mind. Please check directly with the tour company to see if
your needs will be met. For those of you who need an
attendant, some of these companies will provide this as an
Web site opens with a German language page. Click on
the British flag to read about their services in English.
Dialysis at Sea. "Dialysis at Sea® Cruises offers
dialysis travelers exciting vacation opportunities that will
also meet their individual medical needs. Whether you are a
hemodialysis patient or CAPD, we have the equipment and
knowledge to provide you with the best service. Dialysis at
Sea® has provided dialysis aboard cruises since 1977, giving
us the experience to safely and efficiently provide a
service above comparison. What better way is there to visit
exotic ports of call, while maintaining dialysis treatments,
than on a cruise? And since we believe planning a cruise
should be as simple as possible, Dialysis at Sea® Cruises
will handle both your medical and travel arrangements with
one toll-free call. From Barcelona to Bermuda, there's a
cruise that's going your way. Take a journey through our
website and see the wonderful ports of call and ships that
you too can experience with Dialysis at Sea® Cruises!"
Friendly Fun. "Welcome to our family friendly
fun website. Our website offers information on topics such
as: children's books, cooking, family fun and games, work
at home opportunities, finances, budgeting and financial
planning, personal stories, family health and fitness,
inspiration and spirituality, medicine and alternative
health care, music and music therapy, family life and
relationships, shopping, recreation, teens with
disabilities, and more resources for families with
Disabled Travel Network. "Travel is for everyone, but
most guidebooks and web sites simply aren't designed for
disabled adventurers. Global Access wants to help fill that
information gap by providing a site where disabled travelers
can share their experiences."
Global Dialysis. "Global Dialysis has been created
as a resource for dialysis patients who want to travel or
holiday nationally and internationally.
Global Dialysis was launched in January 2000 by husband and
wife team Russell and Valda England. Val has been on
haemodialysis since 1975 with 2 transplants in the middle
for 5 years and 18 months. Russ is a computer programmer.
Our aim is to collect and provide as much travel information
as possible for dialysis patients."
Handicapped Travel Club Web. "The Handicapped
Travel Club, Inc. was formed in 1973 to encourage RV
traveling for people with a wide range of disabilities.
The HTC encourages people with disabilities and their
families to travel, to meet and to share information on
making recreational vehicles accessible for the disabled.
"Fun and fellowship" is our motto.
We currently have over 250 active (very active) members,
publish a newsletter, have local get-togethers and sponsor
an annual rally as well as an occasional regional rally.
The annual rally rotates among various sections of the
Island Dialysis. "Atlantis Healthcare Group Inc.
has developed international dialysis facilities under our
"Island Dialysis" name in St. Lucia, Barbados and Puerto
Rico to open these legendary tropical vacation destinations
for your full enjoyment. One that allows you once more to
enjoy a worry free vacation that seemed no longer possible
since you started on dialysis.
If you want to retire to the Caribbean , please let us know
and we can help arrange your dialysis on a long term basis.
Our centres in Castries, St. Lucia, St. Michael in Barbados
and Manati, Fajardo, Mayagüez, Aguadilla, Ponce, Lares, San
Sebastian and Guaynabo in Puerto Rico blend the charms of
these countries with a standard of care second to none."
Medical Travel, Inc. "Medical Travel, Inc. / The
Disability Travel Experts is A Full Service Medical Travel
Agency that caters to patients with Special Medical Needs,
their families and friends. Our office arranges Cruises and
Land Vacations for Dialysis Patients, Patients with
Respiratory Problems, Wheelchair Bound Travelers and for
Families that require Special Medical Needs Travel."
SaludCare. "Holiday Dialysis in a sunny
environment. Welcome to SaludCare, a company of the B.Braun
Melsungen Group. For more than 160 years B.Braun is a
synonym for tradition, competence and progress. In our
dialysis centers we treat more than 2000 patients all over
Europe. Optimal personal care and the highest possible
quality standards are the guarantee for you to fully enjoy
your holiday in a safe and relaxing environment."
Travelin' Talk. "Travelin' Talk is a global
network of persons with Disabilities (and non-disabled)
who have joined together and formed a unique family of
friends around the world. We share knowledge about our
hometowns, or help other members while visiting or passing
through in case of an emergency. Members can contact
others before traveling to that area and get information
prior to arriving. There is no substitute for first hand