“What’s the matter, can’t you see or something?” barks the security guard at Heathrow Airport. A small part of me dies with embarrassment.

As a solo, visually impaired traveler, Heathrow is one of the worst places on earth to figure out where I am and more importantly, where I need to be.

“It would be nice if the travel industry courted disabled travelers, even just a little,” says Damon Rose, a radio producer based in London who has been blind since the age of 11.

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Photo Credit: A sign points to wheelchairs in Hong Kong. Roger Price / Flickr