With holiday travel plans fast approaching, it’s important to remember all the tips and tricks that make getting from one place to another easier and safer for those who use a wheelchair. Whether you drive a motorized wheelchair or require assistance with manual chair, don’t miss these important travel reminders:
Book transportation ahead of time
If you are staying a hotel on your trip, book as much transportation ahead of time so that you are not stuck waiting for potentially hours for a wheelchair-accessible cab or rideshare. Many cities and hotel chains offer some transportation services which can accommodate mobility-challenged guests as well so plan ahead and set pre-planned pick-up times based on your existing travel itinerary.
Being on the go in your wheelchair can make it hard to keep track and hold onto personal belongs – phone, water bottle, keys, camera, you name it. Use helpful accessories like bags for wheelchairs and pockets which securely fasten to your chair and allow you to discreetly stow the belongings you need when you head out on outings, to dinner, etc. [Read more…]