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Is Thailand Wheelchair Accessible?

By at December 22, 2016 | 1:33 pm | 0 Comment

Is Thailand Accessible?

Across the world, travel has become more accessible and more affordable than ever before, giving an ever-increasing number of people the opportunity to get out, see the world, broaden their horizons and live life to the full. But what does this mean for people with disabilities? Does Thailand provide the necessary services and adapted facilities to allow disabled visitors

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The Top 5 Accessible Destinations in Thailand

By at December 22, 2016 | 11:12 am | 0 Comment

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1. Phuket This is our top pick because of the wide variety of resorts, activities and entertainment, and the level of support for wheelchair users and the less mobile. Many international hotel chains have resorts in Phuket with adapted bedrooms. There are also several quality hospitals and numerous accessible tours and attractions. Accessible transport, mobility

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5 Tips for the Newly Disabled

By at September 21, 2016 | 2:32 pm | 0 Comment

Newly disabled wheelchair users

In the U.S. 1 in 5 people have a disability. Of course, people with disabilities aren’t always born disabled. Many are diagnosed with debilitating diseases or experience injuries that lead to disability later in life. In fact, according to the Council for Disability Awareness, a little over 25 percent of today’s 20-year-olds will “become disabled before they

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Jason’s Trip to Phuket

By at September 14, 2016 | 12:55 pm | 0 Comment

A traditional Thai welcome for Jason on his trip to Phuket

I arrived in Phuket on Saturday 6th April, flying in from Bangkok. Me and my carer collected our luggage and rented a car relatively quickly. Booking a rental car on-line has its flaws; I selected the 'Ford Focus model or similar' because I have a 3 door Focus at home and know I can get in and out easily, plus my wheelchair fits in the boot easily. However, they didn't

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Andy Wright’s Travel Vlog from Thailand

By at May 6, 2016 | 6:11 pm | 0 Comment

Khon Kaen temple tour

One of Andy Wright's travel video blogs from Thailand. One of a series, this video gives you a little peek into life in Thailand and the life of Thai people as they visit a temple in Khon Kaen. You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a daily video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting articles

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Welcome to Accessible Thailand Video

By at March 2, 2015 | 8:17 pm | 0 Comment

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The team at Accessible Thailand are happy to announce the first video in a series promoting wheelchair accessible holidays in Thailand. We know how amazing Thailand is, and how friendly the Thai people are, and we really want to encourage disabled people to visit Thailand on holiday. You'll have the best time of your life! Look out for our next videos coming out

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What Does The Coup In Thailand Mean For Tourists

By at May 27, 2014 | 5:24 am | 0 Comment

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Update - 16/06/14 The curfew has now been lifted in almost all areas.   The coup in Thailand  is featuring very heavily in world's media at the moment and many countries embassies have advised not travelling to Thailand as the country is seen as being unstable. But what's the real situation for tourists and tourism in Thailand? The issues of Thailand

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New Thinking On Wheelchair Handles

By at March 26, 2014 | 8:08 am | 2 Comments

wheelchair with handles on the beach

The first modern design of a wheelchair as we now know it was made in 1933. Over 80 years has passed and the wheelchair has evolved, with the use of lightweight materials and new technology. But has anybody really stopped and thought about the people who push the wheelchair? We all know that wheelchair handles are horizontal and in a rigid position. As anyone knows

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Go Anywhere Action Track Wheelchair

By at March 12, 2014 | 8:07 am | 0 Comment

go anywhere action track wheelchair

The go anywhere action track wheelchair There is no need to sit on the sidelines any more. With the go anywhere action track wheelchair, users of wheelchairs can participate in any outdoor activity with friends and family. An American company have made what can only be described as the ultimate off-road mobility machine. Go anywhere action track wheelchair is built

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Common Misunderstandings About Thailand

By at March 4, 2014 | 6:06 am | 0 Comment

Misunderstandings about Thailand

Thailand is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for holidaymakers in south-east Asia. Many people come to Thailand with preconceived ideas of Thailand’s people and culture based on things they’ve seen in the movies or heard from other people’s opinions. [caption id="attachment_3973" align="alignright" width="150"] common misunderstandings about

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The Beach And Go Anywhere Wheelchair In Phuket

By at January 17, 2014 | 10:31 am | 1 Comments

Hippocampe go anywhere wheelchair

Our friends at Phuket Access Travel, have sent us a new video of their hippocamp beach and go anywhere wheelchair. In action around some of the hotspots in Phuket. This is a personal look at one man's holiday in Phuket. And how easily and quickly, the beach and go anywhere wheelchair made his life. It even shows him on Phuket's most infamous Street, Bangla Rd. So he

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Travel Electric Wheelchairs

By at November 2, 2013 | 10:54 am | 0 Comment

Using a travel electric wheelchair means that most wheelchair users can have a stress free comfortable holiday experience.  When going on holiday. Most wheelchair users opt for a manual wheelchair, this is because they are usually lightweight and it won’t matter so much if the chair gets knocked about during travel. But to use a manual wheelchair whilst on holiday

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Air travel – disabled passengers rights and responsibilities

By at August 27, 2013 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

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When travelling it's important to know your legal rights and obligations. Air travel should benefit all people and disabled people or people with limited mobility should have the same opportunities as able-bodied people. Free movement, freedom of choice and non-discrimination should apply to all people and all areas of life. Disabled people should not be refused

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We are a group of well-traveled individuals, both disabled and able-bodied . We have all worked in the disabled travel industry and we understand the accessibility issues that disabled people can face when coming to Thailand. We are interested in actively promoting disabled access with local businesses particularly, and with raising public awareness of disabled issues generally throughout Thailand.

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