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This department has information and resources for individuals with disabilities who want to plan vacations or who are making plans to travel. It includes information on companies, programs and resources that provide supervised vacation packages, recreational opportunities and travel hints that will make your plans more enjoyable.

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Managed by: Nancy McCulloh (mccul037@umn.edu) of Institute on Community Integration - University of MN

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (6 Products)
Electronic Media (9 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (17 Products)
Other (3 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
This book has vacation ideas for people with disabilities. It is written by a person who uses a wheelchair and covers vacation "hot spots."
Barrier-Free Travel Third Edition
This book has ideas for handling problems with accessibility when traveling.
Guide to the Air Carrier Access Act
This guide explains the rights that people with disabilities have as they use air travel in the United States.
How To Plan a Family Vacation with Your Autistic Loved One
This short web article has many practical tips.
Take Charge of Your Travel: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities
A travel guide for people with disabilities in Canada. It explains how to plan for travel and the services that are available on airplanes, trains, ferries and buses.
There is Room at the Inn: Inns and B&Bs for Wheelers and Slow Walkers
This is a guide to finding bed and breakfasts that will work well for wheelchair users, and others who have access needs.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Disability Resources - Travel & Leisure
This web page has links to travel and recreation opportunities around the world. All are especially for people with disabilities.
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources
This website is a good place to start when you are planning a vacation. It has links to many other websites about traveling with a disability.
Emerging Horizons Accessible Travel News
This is an online magazine about travel for people with disabilities.
King of Camp
This video tells the story of Viru, a self-proclaimed music buff, and how he survived his first day at summer camp. The acting and musical performances feature people with developmental disabilities.
Ldn Access
An app to help people with disabilities easily find places in London that are accessible.
New Horizons: Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability
A guide for people with disabilities who are traveling on an airplane. It explains how to plan and what to expect at the airport and on the airplane.
Right to Risk: A 15 Day Journey Through Arizona's Grand Canyon
A movie that tells the story of eight, very brave people with disabilities. They went on a 15-day, 225-mile whitewater rafting adventure through the Grand Canyon.
Unlikely Travellers
This film is about six people with disabilities who go on a two week trip to Egypt. It is controversial because some think it makes fun of people with disabilities.
Wheelmap
A website and smartphone app that provides wheelchair accessibility information for places all over the world.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Accessible Journeys
This agency plans vacations for slow walkers, wheelchair travelers, their families and their friends.
Adaptive Adventures
Adaptive Adventure mission is to increase awareness and participation in adaptive sports and recreation throughout the world.
Disability Resources - Travel & Leisure
This web page has links to travel and recreation opportunities around the world. All are especially for people with disabilities.
Flying Wheels Travel
This company provides travel opportunities for people with physical disabilities.
GATEWAY to Adventure
An outdoor adventure program offering training in outdoor skills and trips to many exciting places.
Hammer Travel
A company that provides customized travel experiences for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We strive for all travelers to have the opportunity to grow as individuals while safely enjoying exciting destinations.
Lucky Mindy Adventures
Escorted travel for individuals with disabilities.
New Directions for People with Disabilities, Inc
This agency offers vacations for people with disabilities. It is located in Santa Barbara, California.
Search Beyond Adventures
This agency offers supervised vacation trips for people with disabilities.
SPLORE
Splore is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-enhancing, accessible outdoor adventures to individuals with disabilities and special needs.
Sprout
This company offers vacation opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
The Guided Tour, Inc.
An organization sponsoring vacations and tours for people with disabilities
Trips, Inc., Special Adventures
Trips, Inc., provides travel opportunities to people of various abilities in a safe, respectful and fun atmosphere.
Vacation Home Exchange
This program helps people with disabilities from around the world swap houses for vacations. It is based in Sweden.
Ventures Travel, LLC
Ventures Travel offers guided vacations for teens and adults with developmental disabilities or other unique needs.
Wilderness Inquiry
Provides adventure trips for persons who enjoy the outdoors. Adventures may last one to 30 days, and include canoe/kayak trips, horsepacking/backpacking trips, and winter dogsled trips. Every trip includes persons both with and without disabilities.
Zeno Mountain Farm
This organization runs acting, music, sports and other themed camps for people with and without disabilities.
Other
The Guided Tour, Inc.
An organization sponsoring vacations and tours for people with disabilities
Ventures Travel, LLC
Ventures Travel offers guided vacations for teens and adults with developmental disabilities or other unique needs.
Wilderness Inquiry
Provides adventure trips for persons who enjoy the outdoors. Adventures may last one to 30 days, and include canoe/kayak trips, horsepacking/backpacking trips, and winter dogsled trips. Every trip includes persons both with and without disabilities.


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