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.

Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management for Oregon and Washington 

FilmAid International | Accessible Travel on the Beach. Photo: Terry Ross

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

United States Accessible Events & Festivals Social Responsibility
London's Tower Bridge with Olympic rings | Environmental Film Festival

DC Environmental Film Festival, London 2012 Paralympics & Summers Off

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

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Inspiring Paralympians on the World Stage

Tony Volpentest Today we will share positive vibes from a Paralympic Champion, race into London 2012 with a remarkable person and special athlete, and “Hurdle Adversity” with a leading Paralympic Advocate, athlete and motivational speaker. Meet Tony Volpentest, a Paralympian with an inspiring story.  Tony achieved his dream of running … Read more   Read more

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Blind Judo Foundation | Judo Kramer Zoltan

Inside the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team and Blind Judo Foundation

World Footprints will take you inside the sport of blind judo with a Paralympic hopeful, a past Paralympian and the founder of the Blind Judo Foundation. As a member of the 2012 USA Paralympic Judo Team, Jordan Mouton is on a quest for Olympic Gold in London.  Jordan joins us … Read more   Read more

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Brian Portland | Wheelchair

LEGACY SHOW: Accessible travel on Australia

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. We’ll talk to Brian Portland Today! Hop across the pond to Australia with contributor Brian Portland who explores the world as an accessible traveler. The main airlines in … Read more   Read more

Oceania Accessible
Victor Pineda | Wheelchair traveler at the beach.

LEGACY SHOW: Accessible travel with Victor Pineda

This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before re-branding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Meet Victor Pineda, who is working for young people with disabilities. Victor Pineda, founder of the Victor Pineda Foundation, has traveled the world on a mission to promote … Read more   Read more

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