Now that winter has finally departed for most of the United States, families and individuals alike look to put down their phones, shut off their laptops, and enjoy the warmer temps heading their way. Many families, when considering a travel destination, take accessibility into consideration when travelling with a family member that requires a wheelchair.
Travel is Up this Year
According to a report released by AAA (American Automobile Association) last week, more people were presumed to hit the road for the 2013 Memorial Day weekend than in 2012. And unlike previous years, hotels and businesses are looking to install more accessible entrances and options for those who are physically handicapped.
Accessible Wheelchair Transportation in Newport, Washington DC, Disney and Other Environs
Take, for example, Newport, RI. Considering how old its buildings and other establishments are you wouldn’t think the town is very accessible. Instead, Newport is abundant with accessible locations, including an airport offering “aisle chairs” for those unable to walk onto a plane, three wheelchair friendly ferries and a fleet of taxis, rental cars, buses, and shuttles that are also wheelchair accessible.
If you prefer to watch a ball game and visit Nationals Park in Washington D.C., the stadium offers a plethora of ADA seating options, wheelchair accessible entrances, accessible ATMs, accessible drinking fountains, elevators, wheelchair ramps, accessible restrooms, telephones with TDD as well as low vision seating.
Disney World is one of the most accessible places to visit. But that is only the tip of the iceberg – literally – if that is where you want to go. Cruise ships are ready with their accessible accommodations.
Handi-Ramp for Accessibility Products
As you can see, coast-to-coast vacation spots are on the rise with increasingly popular locations installing more ADA access points. Of the various companies supporting the wheelchair and accessibility travel industry is Handi-Ramp, based in Chicago. They have designed and built custom ADA accessible ramps since 1958. Notable customers include major universities, government programs, hotels, and not-for-profits.
To inquire about an ADA ramp or related product for your travel, please contact our ramp experts at (800) 876-7267 or visit our website at handiramp.com.