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Wheelchair Accessible Public Transportation

There are so many types of wheel chair accommodations available in the world we live in. You just have to be in the right place, at the right time. Certain places such as the UK are big on wheelchair accessible public transportation, not to say that other places such as Japan aren't as enthusiastic. The means for comforting the wheelchair community are tailor made, utmost considerate, and they vary. Let’s take a look at what’s available.

For starters you have the old trusty train stations that have elevators, ramps and of course trains that are easy to roll into. Traveling by train in Japan is the most popular way to get around in a wheelchair. Adapted Vehicle, which is located in the UK, is a vehicle rental company that provides tourists with wheelchair accessible and adapted cars. How it works: when you pop open the liftgate you may proceed to lowering a ramp that enables wheelchair bound individuals to position themselves into the back of vehicles.

Wheelchair taxis are also available when traveling; they come in many shapes and sizes, and operate differently. From Chicago to Las Vegas to Victoria experience side-loading ramps or rear loading ramps.

The more accommodation available, the more included in the everyday world we feel. Traveling is less stressful, and optimism peaks when accessibility multiplies as it has. So take a second to check in with a travel agent to see what downtown areas offer wheelchair taxi’s, rentals and other services before you hit the road. Good planning for traveling will make for a great trip rather than a poor experience. You have to have to think ahead and think smart so book seating, and accommodations rather than checking if they are available. Because you won’t be the only person who’s got their eyes set on the prize.

 

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  1. Wheeliedance
    Great Article! I voted for you. Please check out my adventure with public transportation in my recent story "I break buses." Please vote
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