Traveling comes with its hurdles, and traveling with a wheelchair even more so.
As a wheelchair user or loved one of a wheelchair user, you’re likely all too familiar with asking yourself questions like:
- Are there accessible restrooms?
- Does the site have accessible parking?
- Is there a ramp leading to the lookout point?
No doubt, certain destinations are more wheelchair accessible than others.
But sometimes, destinations are overlooked for their lack of accessibility when a lack of information is the bigger problem.
Our goal at A Piece of Travel (APOT) is to ease the uncertainty many wheelchair users face when planning a trip by offering detailed accessible travel advice.
A Note From Josh
Since disabilities vary from person to person, I thought I’d explain my personal disability, as the accessibility guides in this blog are mostly described as I would experience them. Some of you may have an easier or more difficult time based on your own abilities.
I am a T-4 paraplegic with no use of my legs; therefore, I use a wheelchair all day, every day for getting around and exploring new areas.
I was injured in a car accident when I was four years old. I have limited balance but decent enough arm strength after all my years in the chair.
I’ve also been playing wheelchair basketball since age 12, which has helped me gain strength and confidence to navigate all sorts of situations. I have never let my disability slow me down or hold me back!
Please take into consideration your own abilities and how this blog can be used to best help you navigate new surroundings, and get out there and explore!
How APOT Incorporates Accessible Travel
There are two ways you can find accessible resources on A Piece of Travel.
For blog posts that are 100% dedicated to accessible travel, look for this logo on the top right corner of our articles:
Alternatively, most of our articles geared toward the general public have wheelchair travel tips within the post or will point you to related accessible information.
In that case, look for this blue box in the introduction of our articles:
Keep an eye out for this blue box for accessible information.
Share Your Accessible Travel Story
Do you have experience with accessible travel? Are you itching to share your tips and takeaways with other wheelchair travelers?
If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We welcome informational and story-telling pieces from wheelchair users and non-wheelchair users with in-depth knowledge of accessible travel. You’ll be compensated with up to three links to your personal blog and/or social media accounts.
Contact us to get the ball rolling.