Resources for Travelers With Special Needs Are Only A Click Away

Travel can be one of life's most pleasurable and rewarding activities. However, even after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, families traveling with a child with special needs still face frustration and exasperation as they try to work with hotels and destinations that are not accessible to all members of their family. Fortunately, the Family Center on Technology and Disability's June/July newsletter focuses specifically on solutions for travelers with disabilities and offers a host of information for families hoping to make the most of their next vacation.

The newsletter focuses on the efforts of Dr. Scott Rains, who has been a leader in the field of inclusive tourism for years. Dr. Rains, who is paralyzed from the waist down, is the author of The Rolling Rains Report, a blog that highlights and promotes tourism options for people with disabilities. In the Center's newsletter, Dr. Rains discusses strategies for trip planning, options for children who are looking to travel without their parents, and the difference between travel in the U.S. and abroad. The newsletter also includes a long list of Web resources for travelers with disabilities.

To download the newsletter from the Family Center for Technology and Disability's web site, click here. Article Last Modified: 07/21/2008