Karen in London, UK
Thanks to websites, apps and twitter, it is easier to find information on accessible travel options. Everyone from nonprofits and public agencies to cities and individuals seems to be setting up websites, developing apps and tweeting about travel. It’s all for good!
A lot of this information is “crowd sourced” meaning that the content comes from people that share their knowledge of specific places. This may raise questions about the reliability of the information, but I believe that people with disabilities are sharing their experiences to help others.
To learn more, read my November 2012 Newsletter on Travel. Following are a few notable websites, apps and twitter feeds:
Planat.com is an online ratings tool that allows users to post and search reviews from a mobility, sight or hearing perspective on the accessibility of buildings and public spaces around the world
Disabilityhorizons.com/travelzone/ provides country-by-country information on travel from Australia to Turkey.
Barrierfreetravels.com is edited by Candy Harrington the author of 22 Accessible Road Trips, Barrier Free Travel and 101 Accessible Vacations.
CitiRoller.com is a free app developed by Papa Products LLC, in partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
AbilityTrip.com is an app that features popular destinations around the globe by local writer. Comes preloaded with Chicago with additional cities for $2.49.
@AccessAnything Craig Kennedy tweets about adventure travel for people with disabilities.
@WheelchairTrav features tips on accommodations, attractions, activities and transportation.
@TravelinWheels provides in-depth information on accessibility for travelers worldwide.