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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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Disability Access in Khon Kaen

By at October 3, 2016 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Wheelchair access in Khon Kaen

The latest video from Andy Wright in his 'Thailand Adventure' series gives an overview on the mixed progress towards accessibility for wheelchair users in the Khon Kaen region of Thailand. https://youtu.be/Bkd8XyqPmD4 You can see his YouTube channel here where he has kept a video diary of his stay in Thailand. Or visit his website where he has written many interesting

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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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Road Transport in Thailand

By at June 9, 2016 | 1:03 pm | 0 Comment

Driving in Thailand

An Accessible Travel Review by Andy Wright Accessibility for wheelchairs and walkers in Thailand For the disabled person in Thailand mobility is the major issue and challenge facing the visitor.  In cities such as Khon Kaen or even Bangkok don't expect the access to be the same as it is in your home country, although the more modern buildings aimed at Western tourists,

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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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Bangkok’s Rail System Wheelchair Access Issues

By at January 21, 2015 | 9:30 pm | 0 Comment

Bangkok Mrt Metro

Activists highlight access problems on Bangkok's MRT and Skytrain rail networks Activists fighting for accessibility in Thailand have convened recently to discuss progress in improving access to Bangkok's BTS system as well as the MRT line. While some progress has been made, lifts are still missing from many BTS stations and while the MRT has lifts at each station,

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Travelling to Thailand and Accessible Attractions

By at June 6, 2014 | 1:51 pm | 1 Comments

Now, more than ever, the world is more open and more accessible to wheelchair users, which makes travelling and seeing the world an enticing prospect .This is particularly true in the beautiful country of Thailand, which is a terrific place for wheelchair users to visit. Whilst in Thailand you will be able to see some of the most stunning natural vistas in the world, as

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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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How To Solo Travel With A Wheelchair And Lots Of Bags

By at March 7, 2014 | 8:04 am | 0 Comment

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These days’ wheelchairs offer the wheelchair user terrific mobility and flexibility. But people need more possibilities when it comes to [caption id="attachment_4053" align="alignright" width="150"] Solo travel with a wheelchair and lots of bags[/caption] unaccompanied business and recreation travel. At times these journeys demand carrying a large quantity of

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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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The world of wheelchair travel

By at November 1, 2013 | 9:04 am | 1 Comments

Wheelchair ramble in the woods

Look at how accessible the world is becoming. It's very

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Wheelchair Daredevil

By at September 12, 2013 | 3:24 pm | 0 Comment

Wheelchair devil

I really don't recommend

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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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Wheelchair accessible vehicles by Kenguru

By at July 27, 2013 | 3:13 pm | 1 Comments

Kenguru wheelchair accessible car

  No need to get a costly conversion made up - this American company have created a nifty, environmentally-friendly electric car for wheelchair users. Originally made in Hungary they were recently rescued from near-closure by Stacy Zoern, an American wheelchair user and are now assembled in the USA. When you press the button on the key fob it automatically

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The experiences of disabled people when using air travel

By at July 22, 2013 | 3:00 am | 0 Comment

Wheelchair Accessible Air Travel

Is it easy for disabled people to travel abroad? Since we often associate disability with limitations, it is reasonable to assume that disabled people tend to travel only for medical or religious reasons. This is mainly because we often perceive disabled people as sick individuals, in need of care, a cure or even a miracle. Most people cannot begin to imagine disabled

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Beach Wheelchair Video

By at July 15, 2013 | 10:07 am | 0 Comment

Here's a neat all-terrain foldaway wheelchair from Hippocampe "Designed by disabled people for disabled people, Hippocampe enables everyone - of any age - to enjoy outdoor activities to their full ability. In short, Hippocampe puts the fun into

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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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