Travel Resources

This list is not intended as a complete list of travel publications or agents, nor does listing imply ACB endorsement. Not all organizations listed specialize in travel for persons who are blind or visually impaired.
 
If you have a chronic medical condition, be sure to consult your health care provider prior to making your travel plans.
 
Accessible Travel Information
Travel Agencies/Services

Accessible Travel Information

Access-Able Travel Source,LLC

P O Box 1796
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034
303 232-2979
Fax: 303 239-8486
information@access-able.com
http://access-able.com/graphical_index.html
Access information for travelers with disabilities and mature travelers. Access-Able Travel Source is dedicated to aiding travelers with disabilities and the mature traveler. They accomplish this by having practical information needed to go cross town or around the world. The data base has not only accessible accommodations, but everything to make a trip fun and exciting. They have information about scuba diving for persons with all types of disabilities. There are accessible safaris, sailing, raft trips and even a place where you can learn to sky sail. We've included information for persons who are blind about hands on attractions. Seashore areas that have beach wheelchairs. The basis of Access-Able is to emphasize the positive.

Big Apple Greeter

1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
212-669-8159
information@bigapplegreeter.org  Please include your telephone number in your email.
www.bigapplegreeter.org/
Founded in 1992 as the first “welcome visitor” program of its kind in the United States, the idea grew from friendly exchanges Founder Lynn Brooks had with people she met on her own vacation travels around the world. Lynn realized that New York City suffered from an image problem: almost everyone she spoke to wanted to visit New York City, but thought the city was too dangerous, expensive and overwhelming. Lynn wanted the world to know New York City as she did: a great big small town with diverse neighborhoods, mom-and-pop stores, fun places to dine, and friendly residents who go out of their way to help an out-of-towner feel welcome.

DisabledTravelers.com

Jeremy Rynders
19985 S. Doc Holliday Rd.
P.O. Box 492 (U.S. Mail Only)
Yucca, AZ 86438
jeremy@disabledtravelers.com
www.disabledtravelers.com/
Welcome to DisabledTravelers.com, a resource dedicated to accessible travel information. This site provides you with information on businesses from around the world that specialize in disability travel. It contains links to a comprehensive listing of accessible travel specialists: travel agents, tour operators, adventure travel companies, accessible cruise specialists, airline travel info, travel companions, home exchanges, and access guides, travel companions, travel products, disability news, travel resources, and travel reviews.

Global Access

www.globalaccessnews.com/
A network for disabled travelers--first hand stories on trips by travelers with disabilities, travel tips, etc. Specialty travel index--links to more than 600 outfitters and tour operators, numerous listings for "disabled".

Moss Rehabilitation Hospital

1200 West Tabor Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 19141-3099
215-456-9900
www.mossresourcenet.org/travel.htm
This is an information service for the disabled traveler. They offer you general help as you make your travel plans, however they are not a travel agency. For the most current information and further assistance when you are ready to make reservations, you should contact a travel agency or the tourist bureau for the area you plan to visit.

SATH (Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality)

347 Fifth Ave, Suite 605
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-447-7284
Fax: 212-447-1928
sathtravel@AOL.com  or sathinfo@sath.org
www.sath.org
The Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH), founded in 1976, is an educational nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities, remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities in the United States and abroad. Members include travel professionals, consumers with disabilities and other individuals and corporations who support their mission.

SeatPlan.com

https://seatplan.com
SeatPlan.com
35 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8AA
A comprehensive access guide to London's theatres. It highlights exactly where the access seats are in each theatre, how to get there and what the view is like from each one.  We are hoping those who travel to London may find this useful. Carers for the visually impaired can use this site to help plan their trip to the theatre and figure out how to get around inside the venue. We'll soon be including information about audio-described facilities in each venue.
https://seatplan.com
SeatPlan.com
35 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8AA

U. S. Customs Service

General Travel Information
The website has a great deal of useful information, such as the "Know Before You Go" brochure on U. S. Customs rules and regulations for international travel as well as links to other helpful agency sites.
www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/
 

Travel Agencies/Services

Accessible Cruises and Travel

314-726-6893
Fax: 314-863-7130
cruiseaway2001@yahoo.com
Sue Slater is an experienced agent specializing in cruises and travel for people who are visually impaired, their friends and relatives. She makes travel accessible and a multisensory experience. Ms. Slater is knowledgeable of what it takes to bring your guide dogs along and can help you to navigate the red tape necessary to have your dog with you in your travels. Call to book an exciting travel experience made easy.

Accessible Journeys

35 W. Sellers Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Toll Free: 800-846-4537
610-521-0339
Fax: 610-521-6959
www.disabilitytravel.com/
sales@accessiblejourneys.com
Wheelchair Travel & Accessible Tourism
A travel agency specializing in worldwide tours and cruises for persons with impaired mobility or "special needs". They do not design tours specifically for visually impaired persons, however, all are welcome on their tours. They also have a newsletter to which you can subscribe.

Dave Kronk

Travel One
1308 Rachael Lane
Waterloo IL 62298
618-409-0143
dkronk@htc.net

Flying Wheels Travel

143 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
Toll free: 877-451-5006
507-451-5005
To send an e-mail, go to http://flyingwheelstravel.com/contact/ or  barbaraj@flyingwheelstravel.com
http://flyingwheelstravel.com/
Flying Wheels Travel provides people with physical disabilities, chronic illness or difficulty walking the opportunity to extend their lifestyle with unique travel and recreation destinations while empowering individuals and their family members to explore the world. They do not design tours specifically for visually impaired persons. However, all are welcome on their tours.

The Guided Tour

7900 Old York Road, Suite 111B
Elkins Park, PA 19027-2310
Toll Free: 800-783-5841
215-782-1370
Fax: 215-635-2637
gtour400@aol.com
www.guidedtour.com/
They were the first professionally supervised travel and vacation program in the United States for persons with developmental and physical challenges.Their staff are paid professionals, with most of them working or having worked in the field of MR/DD.
Mind's Eye Travel
4 Bonnie Brae
Camden, ME 04843
207-542-4438
info@)mindseyetravel.com
www.mindseyetravel.com/
Mind's Eye Travel is an organization that creates tours for people who are blind or visually impaired. Their prices include sighted guide assistance and help with the following: Immigration Documents; Boarding Passes; Cruise Line Bag Tags; Embarkation & Disembarkation; Orientation & Mobility While Onboard Ship; Shore Excursions ; Braille Menus (when available), and; Airline Bookings

Outta Sight Travel, Inc.

Port Lucie, FL
772-336-8747
drtravel@bellsouth.net
www.outtasighttravel.com/
The staff at Outta Sight Travel can steer you in the right direction. With their combined expertise they can assist you in planning a vacation that goes beyond the visual realm. They can help you plan destinations that are ready to accept service animals and get whatever documentation is necessary to facilitate the travel procedures. Their ultimate goal is to be able to provide the traveler with itineraries and information in accessible format.

Travel Agents Specializing in Accessible Cruises

www.disabledtravelers.com/accessible_cruises.htm

Wilderness Inquiry

808 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516
Toll Free: 800-728-0719
612-676-9400
Fax: 612-676-9401
info@wildernessinquiry.org
www.wildernessinquiry.org/
Wilderness Inquiry (WI) is dedicated to sharing high quality outdoor adventures. They provide outdoor oriented adventures throughout North America and around the globe. They also conduct a number of programs designed to share the benefits of nature with urban youth, families, and people with disabilities.