GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME II, NUMBER 4, April 2001
Copyright © 2001, Global Access News

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Welcome to the April 2001 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine.  Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences. You truly do your best to share your access discoveries.

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CONTENTS

1. KENYA ADVENTURES
2. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM
3. CANTERBURY, ENGLAND
4. EATING OUT WITH WHEELS
5. ACCESS NEW MEXICO
6. EASY WALKS IN ISRAEL UPDATE
7. PORTUGAL & A TASTE OF SEVILLE

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1. KENYA ADVENTURES

Peter Bodo Ong'aro, Secretary General of the Kenya Disabled Development Society, in collaboration with Partners of Adventure Tours/Agent Operator, wrote to tell us of their efforts to organize adapted trips for disabled and elderly tourists coming to Kenya. The tours will focus on beautiful scenery and attractive destinations throughout Kenya. At the moment, a short list of accessible accommodations is listed on the website. To learn more, visit http://net-kenya.com/accessible-destinations/

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2. PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM

“Access to the Arts,”
a 78-page guide to Philadelphia’s theaters, museums and other cultural institutions, is now available for disabled visitors from Artreach, Inc., a nonprofit Pennsylvania group. Everything from wheelchair access to open captioning is covered in this guide. It is available for $5.00 a copy from

Artreach
3721 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Tel. (215) 951-0316
www.art-reach.org

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3. CANTERBURY, ENGLAND

Janie U, of London, England, directed us to Canterbury, England’s web site, which features links to accessible parking, lodgings, restaurants and attractions. According to Janie, Canterbury is just a short train ride from London and the access offered there is top notch. She advises visitors to either bring a RADAR key to use the accessible bathrooms in the vicinity or borrow a key from Canterbury’s Visitor Center. She was pleased to learn that Canterbury’s Shopmobility lends manual and powered wheelchairs to disabled visitors. To learn more about all that Canterbury has to offer, visit their website at:
http://www.canterbury.co.uk/en/disabled/index.html

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4. EATING OUT WITH WHEELS


Cindy J, of Sydney, Australia, recommended “Eating Out With Wheels,” a free guide to wheelchair accessible eateries in Melbourne, Australia. The guide, which was researched and written by Phil Jury, includes 79 accessible eateries. To order a copy, call the Melbourne City Council hotline at (03) 9658 9658 or visit their website at http://geocities.com/eatingoutwithwheels/index.htm

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5. ACCESS NEW MEXICO

New Mexico
is one of Berardo Chiarinis’ favorite places, so he was delighted to discover a website devoted to the Land of Enchantment’s many accessible features. The guide includes many beautiful, historic and off-the-beaten-track locations. If New Mexico is a dream destination for you, this is the perfect site to plan an accessible trip. Click on “Search” to select a region to explore then browse that region for accessible attractions, lodgings, restaurants, and parks. Let’s hope other states follow the example of this excellent website.
http://www.state.nm.us/gcch/accessnm.htm

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6. EASY WALKS IN ISRAEL UPDATE

Aviva Bar-Am, author of “EasyWalks in Israel,” a 224-page guide with 81 color photos, informed us that the book’s supplier has changed. People interested in ordering a copy can now do so through either http://www.jerusalemshoppe.com or http://www.israeltravels.com

The book, which sells for $21.00 US, including shipping, is also available by writing orders@jerusalemshoppe.com  Aviva reports that a new book is now in progress: “The Best in Israeli Travel: Your Guide to 45 Wheelchair and Stroller-Accessible Outings.”

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7. PORTUGAL & A TASTE OF SEVILLE


Gyl Stacey and her husband, Mark, had such a superb trip to Portugal in 1999 that they decided to make a return visit there recently. After flying in from Glasgow, Scotland, they relaxed in an accessible villa and experienced the best of both Portugal’s small town and big city lifestyles. They even managed to slip across the border for a brief look at Seville’s access. Check out their accessible adventure at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/portugalseville01.htm

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