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 the nation are prepared to meet a variety of demands for people with disabilities. They can accommodate particular dietary needs and offer wheelchairs, priority boarding on aircraft, oxygen, and facilities for guide dogs.
Australia‘s legal framework mandates that accommodations for individuals with disabilities be made in hotels, on tours, and during travel. All major taxi firms in Australia‘s capital cities offer wheelchair-accessible taxis.
For those with mobility issues, the majority of trains in Australia are completely accessible. Greyhound Pioneer Australia and McCafferty buses, or bus lines, also provide accessible transportation for people with disabilities. In actuality, all forms of public transportation in Australia will offer superb access thanks to the Australian Accessible Transport Standard legislation.
Brian Portland has vowed to do everything in his power to ensure that individuals with disabilities enjoy the same rights as everyone else. I took part in the Paralympics and came away with five gold medals. I also broke the weightlifting Commonwealth Games record in Brisbane. For the past 40 years, avid sailor Brian has been sailing both inshore and offshore. He emphasizes ability rather than disability as a motivational speaker. In order to ensure that travelers with disabilities have the same comforts and chances as everyone else, Brian enjoys taking trips and looking into options for them.