AYL Travel Tips - Accessibility Abroad

AYL Travel Tips - Accessibility Abroad

We all know that many parts of the world have a reputation for not being very accessible, due to the fact so many buildings/areas/public spaces were not designed to accommodate guests with disabilities. Whilst there will always be challenges surrounding accessibility, I have learnt first hand that the more research you do, the more accessible and successful your trip will be. Obviously you need to consider your own situation when choosing which attractions to visit, which hotels to stay in, which restaurants to dine in, as well as which things you might want to avoid! 

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AYL Travel Tips - Protecting Your Wheelchair

AYL Travel Tips - Protecting Your Wheelchair

It can be quite scary to trust an airline to look after your medical equipment during a flight, especially if you’ve seen some of the horror stories in the news recently! But it is important to remember that for every negative experience, there are hundreds of wheelchair users flying every day who don’t have any issues. In order to try and minimise the chances of your wheelchair getting lost or damaged, I have shared some of the tips and tricks I have learnt over the years!

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AYL Travel Tips - Booking Accommodation & Transport

AYL Travel Tips - Booking Accommodation & Transport

Organising a trip abroad is naturally quite a time consuming task, especially if you aren’t relying on a travel agency/organisation to coordinate the different aspects of your trip. But once you add a wheelchair, medical supplies, assistance dog, dietary requirements, allergies and a chronic condition into the mix, you can expect to be doing a lot of research!

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AYL Travel Tips - Pre Flight Tips

AYL Travel Tips - Pre Flight Tips

Some of the tips in part 3 of our travel series may seem obvious or unimportant to some, but they are actually quite useful to anyone travelling with a disability! For example, choosing an appropriate flight time, booking passenger assistance and organising your medication.

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AYL Travel Tips - Passenger Assistance

AYL Travel Tips - Passenger Assistance

If you have mobility difficulties, you may require additional assistance to get around an airport both before and after your flight. Even if you are fairly mobile, travelling often involves lots of walking; so there are various services in place to assist passengers of all abilities!

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AYL Travel Tips - Hidden Disability

AYL Travel Tips - Hidden Disability

Last year I had the opportunity to test out a green lanyard with yellow sunflowers on, as part of a hidden disability support system that will be rolling out across all UK airports at some point in the near future. So after flying to America and London, I thought I would share my thoughts incase some of you are nervous about going to the airport this summer!

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Carers Week 2019

Last week was national Carers Week, which is a campaign dedicated to recognising the 6.5 million carers living in the UK. The event is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations coming together to organise activities and events across the UK. However unlike this campaign, a carers responsibility doesn’t stop until the next event; so I believe it is important to raise awareness all year round!

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

As Mental Health Awareness Week draws to a close, I thought I would write a post to give people an insight into some of the mental health struggles people living with a disability face! Disabled people are often forgotten about when it comes to mental health issues and it needs to change!

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