TITLE

get ready, relax, & Go!

AUTHOR(S)
Leon, Kelly
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
PN;Jun2005, Vol. 59 Issue 6, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents some instructions for new travelers with disabilities. On average, about 50 percent of Americans with mobility impairments engage in some form of long-distance travel each year. Major issues include air travel, hotel accommodations, and the availability of specialized equipment. This article addresses these areas and provides some helpful information to alleviate concerns and answer some of the questions one might have. If one is considering air travel, flight duration and plane accessibility are primary concerns.
ACCESSION #
17126326

 

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