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Travability was founded by Bill Forrester and Deborah Davis to provide accessible travel information ignored by the mainstream travel industry.
Our philosophy to travel is based on the premise that the journey is as important as the final destination. Having travelled extensively we know that their are literally thousands of places that are not only accessible but can be enjoyed by people with all levels of mobility, both as individuals or as groups of friends or families. At Travability we don't seek to find "special" tour operators, but inclusive destinations and accommodation that can be enjoyed by all. Just over a year ago we tried to organise a tour for a group of elite disabled sailors to attend their inaugural world championships in Toronto Canada. It was so frustrating with the lack of support from the general travel organisations in regards to accessible travel arrangements that we decided to do something about it and bring those accessible destinations to light. Travability was born to to open as much of the world as we can to all. Visit our web site, www.travability.travel, for our full history and services we offer.
This is our social network site which we created as a forum for you to discuss and add your favourite accessible destinations, venues, resturants or travelling tips. The more information we share the more rewarding we can make the travelling experience for all.

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Rochelle Garwood is now a member of Travability
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Where to find access information

Recently, I read an article about traveling accessibly to the Netherlands on a Dutch website. It discussed accessibility in Amsterdam and how some places are accessible and others aren't. Amsterdam is considering people with disabilities more often when developing or improving infrastructure. Amsterdam struggles with improving access to canal houses and other old buildings, but does recognize that some squares can become more accessible by making little changes.The article ended with a…See More
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"Changing the demand drivers for the provision of products and services in Inclusive Tourism. The Why and How. http://ning.it/u8u13O"
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"New survey of people with disabilities and their tourism and travel needs http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nz/news/"
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"New App: Map of Wheelchair Access Around the World http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nz"
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"New Zealand: New phone service a major step forward for the deaf, hard of hearing http://bit.ly/co5kTP"
Aug 2, 2011

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Accessible travel to the Netherlands

Started by Veroniek Maat Dec 31, 2010.

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Where to find access information

Recently, I read an article about traveling accessibly to the Netherlands on a Dutch website. It discussed accessibility in Amsterdam and how some places are accessible and others aren't. Amsterdam is considering people with disabilities more often when developing or improving infrastructure. Amsterdam struggles with improving access to canal houses and other old buildings, but does recognize that some squares can become more accessible by making little changes.

The article ended with…

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Posted by Veroniek Maat on August 22, 2012 at 12:21am

Cathay Pacific Warning

Posted by Bill Forrester on January 6, 2011 at 2:51am

20 years post ADA we still only have accessibility

Four years ago I was a newcomer to accessible tourism, compared to may on this forum I still am. I formed Travability as an information portal to provide accessible information where the industry had failed to do so. I am not alone and many have been developing their own excellent sites.… Continue

Posted by Bill Forrester on August 9, 2010 at 2:27pm

WORLD CUP SOCCER - SOUTH AFRICA 2010

World Cup Soccer - South Africa is just 55 weeks away!! So far I have found that there is no interest by people with disabilities attending these games. Am I correct?? What I did find out, which annoys me intensely, is that "powers that be" have said all people that are wheelchair users are going to be driven around Cape Town by "Dial-a-ride". Currently these vehicles are for sole use of South Africans only, wanting to get to work or to hospital appointments etc;. There are not enough vehicles… Continue

Posted by PAM TAYLOR on May 21, 2009 at 10:58pm

New Zealand's South Island

In April we spent two weks touring the South Island of New Zealand. Here is our trip blog.
South_Island_Blog.html

Posted by Bill Forrester on May 3, 2009 at 12:59am

 
 
 

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