Visor Cards For People Who Are Deaf And Hard Of Hearing

Free Visor Cards for Deaf People Now Available August 26, 2005. (Stewartstown, PA) Since the successful release last month of a visor card designed specifically for hard of hearing people, deaf people have clamored for a similar card designed specifically to meet their unique communication needs. Today, the Center for Hearing Loss Help released the […]

U.S. Department Of State

The U.S. State Department’s travel information website is the only online resource for the latest official requirements, passport information and applications, travel warnings, and other essential international travel information. Link

TSA – Travelers & Consumers Persons with Disabilities & Medical Conditions

Reprinted from TSA website: Persons with Disabilities & Medical Conditions In order to assist persons with disabilities or medical concerns, TSA has developed guidelines with input from various groups. We then trained our airport screeners in the methodology needed to ensure secure and comfortable screening at all TSA checkpoints. Please refer to the links […]

Toll Free Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities

The Toll Free Hotline for disabled air travelers has been in operation since August 2002 and is available for callers from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.Eastern Time, seven days a week. It is currently not being fully utilized. The Hotline serves two main purposes: (1) education and (2) assistance in resolving disability-related air travel problems. […]

Service Animals

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SERVICE ANIMALS IN PLACES OF BUSINESS 1. Q: What are the laws that apply to my business? A: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), privately owned businesses that serve the public, such as restaurants, hotels, retail stores, taxicabs, theaters, concert halls, and sports facilities, are prohibited from discriminating against individuals […]

Scooters on Public transport in England

Carriage of Mobility Scooters on Public Transport – Feasibility Study Copied from   and 4 UK Public Transport Operators’ Policies 4.1 Introduction 4.1.1 Although the existing national policy is that mobility scooters are not suitable for carriage on public transport, there have been instances where mobility scooters have travelled freely on various forms of public transport. 4.1.2 […]

Passenger Security Checkpoint

Do You Have a Disability? At the Passenger Security Checkpoint Mobility Disability · Don’t hesitate to ask a screener for assistance with your mobility aid and carryon items as you proceed through the security checkpoint. · Let the screener know your level of ability (e.g., whether you can walk, stand or perform an arm lift) […]

The ten golden rules of autistic travel

In the past few weeks, several companies and organizations have asked us to compile a Top 10 “Tip” List to help the autistic travelers and accompanying caregivers. Although special needs travel tends to be multi-faceted and somewhat individualized in nature, here are Autistic Globetrotting’s Ten Golden Rules of successful travel. #1- Call ahead and flag your […]

No Limits on Liability for Damage to Wheelchairs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 26, 1999 Contact: Bill Adams Tel.: (202) 366-5580 DOT 110-99 New Rule Avoids Airline Liability Limit For Damage to Wheelchairs As part of the Clinton administration’s ongoing efforts to ensure fair treatment for airline passengers with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Transportation today said that airlines cannot limit their liability […]

Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities

As you may know, in August 2002, my office, the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings (Enforcement Office), established a toll free number that consumers who experience disability Related air travel problems may use to obtain information and assistance. The office is staffed from 7 am to 11 pm local […]