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News and opinion on travel for people with disability.

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.

A fresh take on accessible air travel for wheelchair users

A very detailed discussion on the problems and possible solutions for air travel for wheelchair users and electric wheelchairs.

[Infographic] Taking children with cerebral palsy on flights

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

Disability and accessible tourism: the ultimate guide

Learn about the ultimate guide to accessible tourism & how to have a fun and accessible holiday or trip.

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...

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.

Call for government to ditch ‘discriminatory’ PIP rules for NHS care...

Campaigners are calling on the government to scrap a policy that prevents disabled people with complex healthcare needs receiving the benefits they need to stay mobile if they are living in residential homes.

A French service helps you find the perfect travel mate for...

A terrific sounding service in France is being trialled with a smart app helping you find a guide or escort for your train journey and both people get rewarded.

Admission by aviation regulator is latest step in assistance dogs aircraft...

The aviation regulator is being forced to change guidance that appears to discriminate against many disabled people who want to take their assistance dogs with them on commercial flights.

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.

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