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Traveling with Disabilities

Traveling with Disabilities
Interview with Adam Lloyd

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Before the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, the travel industry nearly ignored the disabled traveler. But the situation has changed for the better since that time. The Census Bureau reports that 21 percent of all Americans are disabled. Of those the Society for the Advancement of Travel for the Handicapped says that a large percentage travel for business or pleasure each year. Adam Lloyd is a freelancer writer, who's been traveling with a disability since he was a teen. His thoughts about overcoming the barriers that keep those with special needs from seeing the world have appeared in British Airways in-flight magazine. Adam's website can be found at http://www.GimpontheGo.com.

Savvy Disability Resources

We've assembled some tips and resources to make your trip a little easier. What we found was too long to list here, so we've created a separate resource page for you, complete with tips from one savvy traveler who speaks with the voice of experience. Take a look at the Savvy Traveler Disabilites Resources.

Don't miss our new Disability Travel Bookshelf.

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