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accessisbility signAccessibility and finding care for special needs can be a huge challenge when you travel... but it doesn't have to be. With the help of the Web, you can easily find airports, cruises, hotels, and tourists attractions,catering to the needs of the those with disabilities most anywhere you go.

In fact, in the United States, it's the law. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 put the spotlight on the needs of the disabled, at work and on the road.

Many countries have since followed suit -- in Canada, Australia and Asia, and the European Union. Around the world, today tour operators and travel agents for the disabled can arrange complete packages of fully-vetted accommodations, transportation and "wheelchair-friendly" attractions.

For do-it-yourself accessible travel, there are traveling with disabilities forums, online directories, and guides for travelers with disabilities where you can begin exploring your own travel itinerary from those "who've been there, seen that" offering insider tips and advice for those with special needs.

More travel resources for differently abled people around the Web:

Just up ahead, check out top sites that cover the world of travel for people with disabilities or chronic illness that offer peace of mind for special needs travelers (and their loved ones) on the go...


Gimp on the Go - Here's an engaging online magazine edited by a disabled American curmudgeon, providing travel reviews, visitor recommendations, photo gallery, bulletin board, related links and a U.S. travel database searchable by a variety of useful disability access criteria..

Disability Travel and Recreation Resources - An extensive directory with links by category to travel planning, destinations, transportation, hotels, air travel, kid's sites, related books and more.

Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality - What to do at security checkpoints, a travel insurance checklist, plus a number of how-to's for traveling with arthritis, speech or vision impairment, traveling in a wheelchair and other tips for the physically impaired on the road.

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