American Disability Travel: America for Disabled Travelers
Disabled World: Revised/Updated: 2018/12/09
Synopsis: Reviews of travel destinations and accommodation for persons with disabilities in the united states.
Accessible Tourism is defined as the ongoing endeavor to ensure tourist destinations, products and services are accessible to all people, regardless of their physical limitations, disabilities or age. It encompasses publicly and privately owned tourist locations. Accessible tourism enables people with access requirements, including mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive dimensions of access, to function independently and with equity and dignity through the delivery of universally designed tourism products, services and environments. This definition is inclusive of all people including those traveling with children in prams, people with disabilities and seniors - Defined by Darcy and Dickson (2009, p34)
The Disabled World United States travel section covers reviews of destinations, accommodation guides, and travel tips for persons with disabilities traveling in the USA. Depending upon your disability the type of accommodation suitable to you and your budget can vary greatly. Be aware that access is not always as advertised concerning accommodation - despite the fact that hotels and apartments say that they are wheelchair accessible over the phone.
The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, U.S.A. is a suspension bridge with a main span of 4,200 feet (1,280 m) and a total height of 746 feet (227 m) spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km) strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean - Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions.
Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.
Stay in Touch
A secure way to maintain your emergency contact information is to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. Your information is stored securely and enables the Department of State, U.S. embassy, or U.S. consulate to contact you, your family, or your friends in an emergency according to your wishes.
Social Security and Disability Benefits When Traveling Outside the U.S.
Understand your Social Security Benefit:
If you are thinking about an extended trip abroad, find out if you can receive your Social Security or other federal agency benefits outside the United States. Social Security Administration's Office of International Operations (OIO) provides such information, and consular officers at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate can also assist you. Throughout the world, there are a number of American embassies and consulates who have specially trained personnel that provide a full range of Social Security services, including the taking of applications for benefits.
Our travel articles and tips below are both a combination of our own reviews, and also those submitted by our members who wished to share accessible travel tips and information about accessibility including traveling in a wheelchair.
Major Airline Travel Tips for Travelers with Disabilities
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