March-June 2012 Global Access News Travel E-Zine
GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME XIII, NUMBER 2, March-June 2012
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Welcome to the March-June Global Access News Travel E-Zine Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. NEW WHEELCHAIR TRAVEL BLOGS
2. RHODE ISLAND: WHEELCHAIR TAXIS
3. LONDON: ACCESS RESOURCE
4. FLORENCE: WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOTELS
5. SAN ANTONIO, TX: WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE RIVER WALK
6. MAKING ISRAEL ACCESSIBLE
7. CALIFORNIA BEACHES WITH FREE WHEELCHAIRS
8. VICTORIA, B.C. ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS & TIPS

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1. NEW WHEELCHAIR TRAVEL BLOGS

Both of the following travel blogs offer many informative reports on navigating a wheelchair through some of the most popular destinations on the planet. Both sites offer solid travel tips and insights from a wheelchair user’s perspective.

The Travelin Wheels blog on accessible travel visits San Francisco, New York, Venice, Scandinavia, the Netherlands and more at http://www.travelinwheels.com/

And
Vince Preap, of Travel Wheels, submitted his blog of accessible journeys to Montreal, Philadelphia, San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago at http://travelwheels.blogspot.ca/

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2. RHODE ISLAND: WHEELCHAIR TAXIS

Rhode Island
has just added wheelchair accessible taxis to their public transit system. Learn more at http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2012/04/30/ri_unveils_wheelchair_accessible_taxi_cabs/


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3. LONDON ACCESS RESOURCE

Diane Brown, of Victoria, B.C.
submitted a superb resource for travelers to London-- “Getting Around London” at
http://vlstatic.com/assets/maps/travel_maps/getting-around-london-large-print.pdf

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4. FLORENCE: WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE HOTELS
 
Vincenzo Ricciardi wrote to share his wheelchair accessible hotel finds in Florence, Milan & Parma, Italy. Global Access News cautions travelers to contact these hotels to determine if their accommodations suit your individual access needs.
Florence:

The Hotel Villa Carlotta http://www.hotelvillacarlotta.it/en/faq
Two rooms for disabled people. all the common areas are reachable without stairs. 
 
Hotel Casa del Lago 
http://www.hotelcasadellago.com/english/faq.html
Two wheelchair accessible rooms with special fittings for disabled.


Hotel Select Executive in Florence
http://www.selectexecutive.it/english/services.html 
 
Hotel Alba Palace
http://www.hotelalbafirenze.it/en/services
Rooms accessible to disabled.

Milan:

Hotel Roma 4 Stars in Masate,Milan
http://www.hotelromamilano.it/en/faq

Hotel Wagner 

http://www.hotelwagnermilano.it/en/faq

Hotel Ponte in Parma

Two single rooms are equipped to accommodate people with disabilities.
http://www.hotelponteparma.it/english/services.html

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5. SAN ANTONIO, TX: WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE RIVER WALK

If you’re wondering if the Alamo or San Antonio’s River Walk are wheelchair accessible, check out this link to travel writer’s Peter Greenberg’s blog. And be sure to download the accessible maps that are available and learn more about the accessible river cruise as well as hotels and dining.
http://www.petergreenberg.com/2012/05/14/wheelchair-accessible-san-antonio-the-river-walk-beyond/


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6. MAKING ISRAEL ACCESSIBLE

Check out the Jewish Week for an excellent article on efforts to make Israel more accessible for disabled people. See http://www.thejewishweek.com/special_sections/israel_travel/making_israel_accessible

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7. CALIFORNIA BEACHES WITH FREE WHEELCHAIRS
 
California dreaming must include use of a free beach wheelchair equipped with fat tires that provide easier movement through the sand. 
Learn more in this informative article on the Orange County Register at http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beach-354279-free-state.html
 

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8. VICTORIA, B.C. ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATIONS & TIPS

Diane Brown of Victoria, B.C. made it her personal mission to research accessibility in Victoria, B.C.. Here she graciously shares her research with Global Access News. Thanks, Diane! View her report at
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/wheelchair_accessible_victoria%20brown%202012.htm

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