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Accessible Travel Listings
Listed are accessible travel resources. These resources can improve the quality of life and personal independence of persons living with a spinal cord injury or paralysis. Click through to view the details of any listing and to find contact information.

Amtrak Wheeled Mobility Device Services

Visit Website Boarding and Detraining Amtrak will provide assistance to passengers with a disability who use a wheeled mobility device in the following situations: High Platforms: Amtrak will assist you across the gap between the platform and the train by using a bridge [...]

Accessible Travel Americas – Escorted Tours For Small Groups

Visit Website Contact Accessible Travel Americas, is a tour operator with offices in Chile and Oregon, USA. We specialize in escorted tours for small groups. Our tours emphasize a deep knowledge and understanding of the communities, culture, natural environment and sustainability of our destinations [...]

2018-10-18T13:17:52+00:00Categories: Disability Products & Services, Oregon|Tags: |

Air Travel Tips for Wheelchair Users

A roundtable discussion with United Spinal wheelchair-using staff members on an issue that impacts many people with disabilities--poor air travel experiences! United Spinal staff members: Ian Ruder,  Editor, New Mobility Magazine; Nick Libassi, VP For Partnership Expansion; Bill Fertig, Director, Resource Center; Daniela Castagnino, Information Specialist; Jose Hernandez, Program Specialist [...]

2018-10-18T10:40:05+00:00Categories: Disability Products & Services|Tags: |

Travel For All – Canada’s Premiere Accessible Travel Agency

Travel For All is Canada's Premiere Accessible Travel Agency that customizes vacations for travelers with various disabilities.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

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