Aids & Tips

Travel Tips Passport

This section is for travel tips and any helpful disability aids, accessory and gifts – not just travel related… but, as an example:

BYO DISABLED ROOM

Safety Grip Bathroom HandleThere are times when it isn’t possible to get a room that caters for people with disabilities – could be when staying at a friend or relative’s place or because the accommodation property doesn’t have availability, or indeed a room for disabled guests.

Voila!

An investment of around $50 can make life a lot more simple and stable – there are portable suction handles for bathroom from $5 to $15 that clamp onto a bath or bathroom tiles – just don’t use on painted surfaces or you may have a tumble that results in a needed patch and paint job.

Cobra BedstickQuite often accommodation properties advertising rooms for disabled guests have only considered the bathroom – rails near the toilet, and for the bath/shower, lower mirror and vanity access etc BUT only have room for wheelchair access in the living area.

For those who need to transfer from a wheelchair to bed, or even just need a hand getting out or turning over, a bed stick can be handy – I don’t know why hotels don’t have a few on hand – they can cost less than $40! There are different shapes and sizes – this one is a Cobra.

This section will also have travel tips for able and disabled travellers. How best to negotiate airports, flights, jet lag, packing, haggling, currency exchange etc.

From simple things like getting around to what to do if you lose your passport. Visitors to the site will also be asked to contribute to this section.

Let’s start with a couple of simple, commonsense tips…

One from me – if you suffer from fatigue, plan sightseeing for the morning so an afternoon nap can be had if needed.

And from a fellow able caner, Chez, – when sightseeing, do not dress for looks, dress for comfort – wear flat comfy shoes – and don’t travel with new shoes without wearing them in.