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Hi I'm Cat62! Has anybody had experience as a disabled traveller abroad? What are the best cities?

Cat62
Cat62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited June 5 in Coffee lounge
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  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,968 Pioneering
    Hi @Cat62 welcome to the forum
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,974

    Scope community team

    Welcome to the community @Cat62 :) How are you doing today? Is the weather sunny where you are? 

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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,466 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Cat62 - & welcome to this friendly community. Thank you for joining us all, & I hope to see you around the forum. :)
  • Cat62
    Cat62 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much for welcome. I use a scooter at the moment with having FND and thinking about going abroad with a friend. Has anybody had experience as a disabled traveller abroad and what cities are easiest to get around? 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 5,974

    Scope community team

    I haven't got any personal experience of this, but I just wanted to point you towards Scope's page on planning an accessible holiday @Cat62, which you might find helpful :) Have you got any locations in mind?

    I'm going to rename your post slightly and move it into the coffee lounge too, as that might help others with experience of this to find your post. 
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  • iannn
    iannn Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi cat 
    I have done most of Europe and as u are aware  we aren't wheelchair or scooter friendly in this country and its the same in most of the world but Spain isn't any worse but one issue you may have is your mobilty scooter is it airplane approved as only some batteries are allowed on the plane and the weight of it and your luggage allowance 
  • Carlos55
    Carlos55 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I went to New York in 2019, on my own and took a wheelchair.  New York is very accessible and most of the taxi's are equipped for wheelchair users. Sightseeing, most of the places you want to visit, Hudson cruises, One World Trade Centre, all the museums, are accessible, but the Empire State Building is not fully accessible. The top floor observation area is only accessible with steps. I found New Yorkers to be extremely helpful and polite to disabled people. On the flight, the crew can't do enough for you, and in the airport, choose the assistance, its great, and you will get through passport control much quicker too. Definitely will be revisiting The Big Apple again.

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