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News and opinion on travel for people with disability.

[Infographic] Taking children with cerebral palsy on flights

Advice on how to plan ahead when a child with cerebral palsy needs to fly.

Rail company to run services with no wheelchair spaces

From July, TransPennine Express (TPE) is to introduce two extra trains, each with four carriages, all of which will be inaccessible to wheelchair-users.

5 mobility aids for accessible travelling

The top 5 mobility aids for accessible travelling and a better holiday for all.

How To Access Air Travel: 3 Top Tips For Making Your...

3 quick tips on how to make your next air travel less stressful and more accessible.

TransPennine performs sharp U-turn on train access after protest threat

TPE said in a statement that, following discussions with the Department for Transport and Rail North Partnership, it had decided not to introduce any Mark Three trains (without any provision for wheelchair-users) into passenger service.

United Airlines Earns Top Marks on Disability Equality Index

United Airlines has earnt perfect marks on a disability equality index for both employee and travellers disability access.

New campaign calls for greater empathy towards disabled travellers

We could certainly do with a campaign like this in Australia I believe. Tourism bodies should monitor the success or otherwise of the campaign...

Girl with autism denied priority flight boarding

An airline showed a complete lack of understanding and assistance towards a family with an autistic child and made boarding much more difficult.

Renovations to Houses of Parliament ‘must provide step change in access’

A disabled peer has told the House of Lords that plans for a major “restoration and renewal” of the Houses of Parliament must ensure a “step change” in the provision of disability access in a building that can be “extremely unwelcoming” to disabled people.

Gatwick Airport launches lanyard for passengers with hidden disabilities

A trial scheme to help people with invisible / hidden disabilities to get help at the airport has been launched and seems worthwhile expanding including to Australia.

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