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
Access-Able Travel Source,LLC
P O Box 1796
Wheat Ridge, CO 80034
Fax: 303 239-8486
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
[email protected] Please include your telephone number in your email.
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.
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
1200 West Tabor Road
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA 19141-3099
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)
2175 Hudson St.
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
[email protected] or [email protected]
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.
35 Kingsland Road
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.
Accessible Cruises and Travel
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.
35 W. Sellers Ave.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Toll Free: 800-846-4537
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.
Flying Wheels Travel
143 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55060
Toll free: 877-451-5006
To send an e-mail, go to http://www.rsinc.com/ or email Barbara Jacobson [email protected]
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
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
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
808 14th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414-1516
Toll Free: 800-728-0719
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.
Updated March 30, 2017