Airline travel can sometimes feel overwhelming with or without a disability. Preparation, time management, and knowing what you need are keys to successful travel. This article by Craig Hospital will provide a general overview to help you embark on your next adventure.
An online blog by John Morris, a wheelchair user after a traumatic injury resulting in triple amputations. He is fulfilling his love of traveling the world and blogging about how to successfully travel in a wheelchair. He is committed to providing his readers with the tools to access the world independently or with friends/family/caregivers.
Springible is a solutions based, consumer-driven, lifestyle platform for caregivers, and people living with disability, special needs, and chronic illness. This online community supports families and individuals navigating disability in their everyday life by sharing information and resources on a variety of topics. The link below is specific to travel.
Here's a great article on How to Find an Accessible Vacation!
Looking to travel to Europe? Here is a great article by Rick Steves of things to consider if you or your travel buddy have a disability.
Online search engine and booking tool for accessible vacation and travel.
This organization provides free information about health, aging, disability and post-military resources available to Virginians. The information focuses on issues such as health, financial concerns, legal questions, health facilities, housing options, transportation, exercise programs, advocacy, and more. Link below is specific to transportation.
Uber WAV provides affordable rides in wheelchair-accessible vehicles, where available. Riders who use motorized wheelchairs or scooters can in certain cities* request a ride in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle (WAV). WAV driver-partners are certified by a third party in safely driving and assisting people with disabilities.
This article shows how to request a wheelchair accessible ride using Lyft. In certain markets, when Access Mode is enabled in the app, passengers may request a vehicle that is specially outfitted to accommodate a full-sized, non-foldable wheelchair. In markets where those vehicles are not available, Drivers are still required by law and Lyft’s policy to transport riders who use foldable mobility devices. Drivers are required to assist riders in the storage of their mobility devices, unless physically unable to do so.
Senior Connections’ Ride Connection program provides point to point transportation services to eligible individuals over the age of 60 and adults with disabilities living in the City of Richmond and Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.
GRTC Transit System’s CARE and CARE Plus services provide origin-to-destination service under the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for the citizens of the Richmond Region. CARE and CARE Plus provide public transportation access to individuals with disabilities who may not be reasonably able to use GRTC fixed route bus service.
Washington Area Metro Transit Authority offers a door to door service for those customers who have limited mobility issues. .