Last year we produced some travel tips for the ‘less able’. This year they’re still valid and I’d like to add one more……Wherever you’re going to stay make sure the access is completely paved. Last year we went to Mykonos.It was a great trip apart from our arrival. Where we stayed was a little out…

Update on Madrid  Nov. 2014: Our friends at EIB in Madrid have given us some useful sites to look at re accessible Madrid. Here they are:- Accessible rooms http://www.spain.info/en/informacion-practica/turismo-accesible/guias/Madrid-accommodation-accessible.pdf Places to go with access http://www.spain.info/en/informacion-practica/turismo-accesible/guias/Madrid-resources-accessible.pdf Other information on Accessible Spain http://www.spain.info/en/informacion-practica/turismo-accesible/ ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… It seems we’ve covered the Blue Badge Style award winning journey to Madrid in every which…

Last year, in our guide to less able air travel, we collated the information provided by pretty near all of the major airlines in the UK. The aim of the guide was to start a conversation and to create a more enlightened picture based on the experiences of BBS readers. We tried to make clear that we weren’t…

The Air Access Wheelchair is a great design that could improve travelling by plane for the less able. In the wake of the Paralympics, Priestmangoode have created a Air Access Wheelchair that will transform air travel for passengers with reduced mobility. Without wanting to oversimplify things, it’s basically an airplane seat on wheels but it’s much more…

For the less able, travelling by plane can be difficult but it’s more difficult when you don’t know what you need to do and where you need to go. Different airlines have different policies regarding disabled passengers making it hard to know where you stand before you travel. With this is mind, we decided to…

On a recent visit to Kaohsiung (Taiwan’s second city, population around 3 million) I was struck by the excellent disabled facilities that put London to shame. Firstly each stop of the new underground system seems to have disabled lift access direct to the platforms. Also there is only a small gap and no step up/down…