London Peak accessible trail

“I am conscious of a soul-sense that lifts me above the narrow, cramping circumstances of my life. My physical limitations are forgotten- my world lies upward, the length and the breadth and the sweep of the heavens are mine!”

― Helen Keller

Accessible Travel is the new travel segment that has given hopes to many travel aspirants facing limitations due to some form of disability. The idea behind accessible travel is inclusive travel. Travel is a luxury that should be afforded to everyone regardless of socioeconomic status, physical limitations or age.  Many tourism boards and travel suppliers around the world are working to create barrier-free destinations, attractions and activities, transportation and other services for travelers of all abilities.

It has now become imperative from social and economic perspective to ensure such tourism infrastructure that is accessible to all. People with disabilities as well as aged people are more than willing to enjoy the accessible travel experiences and explore beautiful destinations across the world.

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Photo courtesy of Cory Lee

Traveling the world in a powered wheelchair

At the age of two, Cory was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a form of muscular dystrophy. Because this disease is progressive it has served as a catalyst for Cory to see as much of the world as he can.   Read more

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Philippines Limb Kind cover Photo: Matilde Simas

Bringing Mobility and Hope to the Philippines

By Jessica Barrett

Creating 19 prosthetic limbs for 13 children in under a week might seem like a daunting task, but Robert Schulman has never shied away from a challenge. The certified prosthetist and founder of US-based nonprofit Limb Kind Foundation arrived in Davao City, Philippines in September with a team of 11 … Read more   Read more

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Experiencing the World as a Blind Traveler

Meet Dale Reardon, a blind traveler from Australia who has not let his disability limit his love for exploring the world.   Read more

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Traveling with a Disability: An Archeologist’s Experience

By Breana Johnson

Sand and summits may present challenges to people with physical disabilities, but exploring the globe is still an important (and enjoyable) part of life.   Read more

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Traveling with Hidden Disability

What’s is like traveling with a hidden disability?   Read more

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Traveling Insights from a deaf Traveler

Have you ever thought what it would feel like to travel the world in silence?   Read more

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Deaf Actress Slams Delta For Not Offering Closed Captioning With In-Flight Accessibility

Marlee Matlin, a deaf actress and activist, is bringing to light the challenges of Delta Air Lines in-flight accessibility. Matlin, the star of Switched at Birth, used Twitter to call the airline out for its lack of a closed-captioning system with its in-flight entertainment system. Matlin wrote she was upset … Read more   Read more

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6 Top and Emerging Accessible Destinations

By Ali Jennings

As the world is becoming more aware of those that live with disabilities, it isn’t surprising that countries around the globe are working hard to make their cities more accessible for travelers and residents.   Read more

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Budapest, Hungary

How Budapest’s Cafe Culture is Lifting Social Stigmas

By Tara Tadlock

Hungary, and Budapest more specifically, was once known for its mistreatment of those with physical and intellectual disabilities.   Read more

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Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Initial reflections on Brazil

We heard many things about Rio de Janeiro before traveling to the country of Brazil for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.  Some things we heard were not positive so we were determined to explore the city upon arrival and form opinion.  This short reflection segment offers our initial impressions. Rio … Read more   Read more

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Spain leads the way in Accessible Tourism initiatives

There are lots of things that will make a city and its particular holidaymaker destinations available to people with physical disabilities. First of all factor is really a barrier free airport and transport system that is certainly suitable for people who have movement disabilities. In pursuit of advertising accessible tourism, … Read more   Read more

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Sochi beyond the Paralympics

The country of Russia celebrated a very successful Olympic and Paralympic Games and we thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sochi.  For us, the Paralympic Games were transformative.  We saw many examples of courage, strength, humanity and the belief that all things are possible, especially in the face of great adversity. We met … Read more   Read more

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Exciting Travel Events!

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel'n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS.This week, Craig Kennedy, co-founder of Access Anything, a nationally recognized leader in adaptive sports and adventure travel for people with disabilities, will join the show to talk about … Read more   Read more

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FilmAid International, Mystery at Sea & Accessible Travel Tips

Award-winning World Footprints goes exploring through the lens of a film maker who is bringing hope to millions, a cruise ship doctor turned novelist, and a barrier-free travel writer. Communities in crisis need knowledge and empowerment and award-winning FilmAid International provides both to millions of people suffering the effects of … Read more   Read more

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DC Environmental Film Festival, London 2012 Paralympics & Summers Off

In March 2012, Washington, DC celebrated its 20th anniversary of the Environmental Film Festival.  This film festival has become one of the world’s largest and most influential showcases of environmental films. The Festival presents a diverse selection of high quality environmental films, including many national and world premieres.  Executive Director … Read more   Read more

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