New Resource Addresses Logistics Of Accessible Travel
August 20, 2001
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Ripon, CA — August 20, 2001 — Planning that accessible vacation just go a little easier, with the recent release of Barrier-Free Travel; A Nuts and-Bolts Guide for Wheelers And Slow Walkers. Authored by Candy Harrington, this well-researched resource contains detailed information about the logistics of planning accessible travel by plane, train, bus and ship.
Says Harrington, "I guess you could categorize Barrier-Free Travel as a self help book about accessible travel. My assumption is that people want to take an active role in their holiday planning, whether they work with a travel agent or do it on their own."
Chapters include important details about protecting your wheelchair when you fly, traveling with oxygen, cruising, accessible ground transportation, choosing a travel agent, on-line booking, accessible recreation and budget travel. Also included is a comprehensive chapter devoted to self-advocacy, consumer-rights and what to do when things go wrong.
Barrier-Free Travel is an honest and authoritative resource about accessible travel. As the editor of Emerging Horizons, Candy Harrington is widely known for her no-nonsense approach to access issues. In fact she founded Emerging Horizons so people would have accurate information about accessible travel options. Candy continues this same no-nonsense approach in Barrier-Free Travel.
Travel, by its very nature, involves venturing away from the safety of home and hearth, and moving out and exploring unfamiliar territory. When you throw access issues into the equation, that unfamiliar territory can seem even more foreboding. The nature of travel will never change, but with the proper preparation, you can change your own personal experiences.
"People need to understand their rights in order to get the services they need," says Harrington. "For example, some people think that wheelchair-users are always guaranteed seating in bulkhead sections. Nothing could be further from the truth. Some people have this right, while others don’t. If it applies to you, it’s important that you know about it".
Barrier-Free Travel is a great resource for wheelchair or scooter-users, slow walkers, travel agents, CILs and libraries. It’s filled with resources, travel tips, and updated information about accessible travel options.
Call (888) 795-4274 or (215) 923-4686 or visit EmergingHorizons.com/book to order your copy of Barrier-Free Travel today. Visit EmergingHorizons.com/book to read a sample chapter, see the complete table of contents, or for more information about Barrier-Free Travel, Emerging Horizons or Candy Harrington.