Dogs can be trained to assist people with disabilities, helping their owners in their daily lives to become much more than just pets. In many cases they can help them overcome physical and psychological problems as well as providing faithful companionship.
Assistance dogs serve to help people overcome the limitations that may be imposed on them by a particular disability or by the challenges of navigating around their environment. In theory, anyone with a physical or mental condition that substantially hinders their ability to lead a fully independent life can adopt one of these assistance animals.
Mobility affects all aspects of our existence. We continuously move to go to work, go shopping or see friends, so being able to move from point A to point B is very important in our day-to-day life.
Not having accessible transportation is a serious problem for people with reduced mobility because it prevents them from living their lives with freedom and independence, and it is therefore so important that they can access quality transportation services for people with reduced mobility.
Whether you’re planning a city break, a visit to relatives, a beach holiday having the lowdown on travelling by air with a wheelchair can make your journey run much more smoothly, here are our top tips:
All companies offer seats for people with reduced mobility. Although the services and numbers of seats offered and terms or carriage are often specific to the airline and the type of aircraft, so always check the airlines websites prior to making your booking to make sure the can accommodate your needs. As such, check the details on the airline's website prior to booking your flight to confirm that they can accommodate your wheelchair requirements.
Travelling with your wheelchair can be a great challenge, no matter if you are looking to explore historic sites, art museums, aquariums, or theme parks. However, such a trip can still be memorable if you know the right place to visit and if your choice is a destination that complies with a certain degree of accessibility for people with disabilities.
August has arrived and you are probably planning your holiday (unless you have already done it!). Are you planning a seaside escape? If you have a physical disability, you will definitely be interested in this list of accessible beaches that we have prepared for you so that you can find all the mobility guarantees on your holiday.
When planning a trip, you should have in mind that you may need to think about some things ahead: hotels, transport, monuments to visit or reserving a table at a restaurant. If you have a disability or have a mobility problem, you should be even more cautious because, unfortunately, there are still limitations in this regard: buildings that are not completely accessible, few adapted areas in travel agencies, hotels, etc.