Articles tagged “disabled”

Airlines

New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

Passengers traveling with wheelchairs are a billion-dollar industry often ignored by the airlines. Most passengers with disabilities plan trips with friends or family, with the determining factor being the ease of accessibility for wheelchairs. Trains and buses can accommodate. Airlines are long overdue.

New Wheelchair Prototype Seat Promises Accessibility for In-Flight Travel

Online Travel

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

People who want to select a non-smoking room are shown options at most booking sites. The industry needs to be just as helpful for travelers with specific needs for mobility, hearing, or visual challenges. Thankfully several online booking sites are trying to help.

Online Travel Players Boost Accessibility for Travelers With Disabilities

Cruises

Legal Settlement With Carnival Promises Improvements for Disabled Passengers

Now let's move on to the sharing economy companies. So much work to do there.

Legal Settlement With Carnival Promises Improvements for Disabled Passengers

Rail

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

We're eager to see Uber, Lyft and their sharing economy peers like Airbnb meet the accessibility standards that other businesses are required to abide by.

Massachusetts Attorney General Examining Uber and Lyft’s Disability Efforts

Airlines

Industry Experts Consider New Standards to Ease Challenges for Disabled Travelers

Ever-changing equipment poses constant challenges for both travelers and an often undertrained staff at both airports and onboard planes.

Industry Experts Consider New Standards to Ease Challenges for Disabled Travelers

Tourism

Saudi Tourism Calls for Boycott of Tourist Spots Inaccessible to Disabled Visitors

The boycott is about raising awareness of the issue and of the businesses that are and are not doing a good job catering to all tourists. More tourism organizations should kickstart such programs.

Saudi Tourism Calls for Boycott of Tourist Spots Inaccessible to Disabled Visitors

Airlines

National Federation of the Blind Sues DOT On Airline Kiosk Access

Allowing airlines to wait a decade to give blind people limited access to airline kiosks seems profoundly unreasonable.

National Federation of the Blind Sues DOT On Airline Kiosk Access

Tourism

U.S. DOT Announces New Rules That Help Disabled Flyers with Digital Tools

Online booking, automated kiosks, and mobile check-ins have made life easier for many travelers, but until yesterday's ruling, they did little to help flyers with certain disabilities. These rules will need to be continually updated as new technology emerges.

U.S. DOT Announces New Rules That Help Disabled Flyers with Digital Tools

Airlines

Orlando Airport Considers Replacing TSA with a Private Firm

A TSA-commissioned survey is not the best tracker of agency performance. But it's likely much more reliable than counting on the state of Florida to deliver a public service that's not riddled with political graft and local shenanigans.

Orlando Airport Considers Replacing TSA with a Private Firm

Hotels

VisitEngland teaches businesses how to attract travelers with special needs

Disabled travelers spend an estimated $13 billion in North America and £2 billion in England every year, making them an important target for destinations looking to increase their share of the global travel market.