Travel and Destinations

These web resources offer vacation and travel tips, information on destinations, and guidelines for travelers with disabilities, including people who are blind or visually impaired.

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U.S. Department of Transportation
General advice from the Department of Transporation for planning and logistics; mainly addresses travelers with mobility impairments.
U.S. Department of Transportation
The Department of Transportation outlines passengers' legal rights and airline responsibilities.
Travel Guides provides accurate and detailed travel information for persons with disabilities. We are opening doors to persons with hearing, visual, mobility, and cognitive disabilities so they can enjoy all that the world has to offer.
U.S. State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs
Tips for Travelers With Disabilities has been prepared to provide general information for persons with disabilities who plan to travel abroad.
This site offers tips on airline travel, traveling with medications & medical equipment, consideration of specific disabilities, including blindness and visual impairment.
Transportation Security Administration
Guidelines, rights, and requirements for travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, with links to specific areas of concern such as "Have Diabetes," "Use Service Dogs," "Have Children with Disabilities," and others.

Destination Planning

Access-Able Travel Source is dedicated to aiding travelers with disabilities and the mature traveler. The data base has not only accessible accommodations, but everything to make a trip fun and exciting. We have information about scuba diving for persons withall types of disabilities. There are accessible safaris, sailing, raft trips and even a place where you can learn to sky sail. The basis of Access-Able is to emphasize the positive. Includes information about transportation, accommodations, attractions, adventures, travel resources, equipment rental, repair, medical, travel agents, airports, and cruises.
New York Public Library
A selected list of museums with exhibit consideration for people who are blind or visually impaired, such as touch-tours and multi-sensory exhibits
Largest directory of wheelchair-accessible UK destinations.  Endorsed by ABTA (The Travel Association).  
This San Antonio Wonderland opened in 2010 as the first family amusement designed with ultra-accessibility in mind. The 25-acre park and playland accommodates guests of all abilities on its rides, playscapes, theatres, and comfort stations.'s mission is to provide travelers with a unique and valuable collection of resources, advice, great writing, and unbiased recommendations.  Our Web-based discussion group provides an opportunity for travelers to share their adventures, joys, recommendations, and frustrations with each other.
This UK-based travel company is a commercial tour operator providing independent travel for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Washington State School for the Blind
Tourists to urban destinations may find these brief videos about bus travel helpful, especially if you are not experienced in public transportation travel.