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5 Suggestions for Travelling With Physical Disabilities

5 Suggestions for Travelling With Physical Disabilities

If you have a physical disability, it’s critical that you understand the laws and regulations that govern disabled travel in Australia. It can be difficult to go anywhere without being stared at, having questions asked of you, or having your disability used as an excuse not to assist you. However, there are ways to maximise your trip and get the most out of it.

Here are five suggestions to make your trip as pleasant as possible.

Wheelchair-Accessible Transport

If taking public transport, check with the operators if their buses have wheelchair-accessible ramps. Many have wheelchair lifts built into them. There are many buses and trains with ramps too, but check before boarding. Check with the operator about how they operate the buses and trains so you know what you need to do if something happens.

Public Transport Options

When travelling by bus or train, look at the timetable and plan ahead. Knowing where stops and stations are located will help you get off earlier, if necessary. Also, if you’re not familiar with the area, ask the driver or conductor for directions before you board. If possible, take a map along and use it to plan routes and navigate unfamiliar places.

Taxi

Taxis are a good option in some areas. However, if you need to travel long distances, then using a taxi may cause delays due to traffic congestion. In general, taxis tend to charge higher prices than regular public transport options.

Hotel Rooms

Most hotels are wheelchair accessible. However, make sure you book a room with enough space around your bed. If you intend to bring a mobility scooter or wheelchair, notify the hotel staff ahead of time Accommodation. Find out what kind of lift your hotel has and whether it’s adequate for moving a mobility device. If you’re staying in a low-cost hotel, you may need to bring your own equipment or rent one from a nearby shop.

Renting a car is also a great way to explore the sights in different regions. However, if you don’t drive or you’re staying in a remote location, renting a mobility scooter or having someone else drive might work best. Make sure the vehicle has enough legroom for you to sit comfortably. If you’re going camping, check with the campsite if they have any special requirements.

As a result, after reading this article, you will be more organised and aware of your surroundings as you move from one location to the next. I hope you will consider these points and make your trip enjoyable and fun.

Contact us! If you have any questions or need more information, Bharosa is always available.

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