GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME I, NUMBER 5, August 2000
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Welcome to the August 2000 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine Summer travel continues at full speed as this issue provides trip tips that span the globe from Canada to Australia. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. CANADIAN ODYSSEY
2. BARRIER-FREE RANCH
3. BARGING THROUGH IRELAND
4. BEATLES LIVERPOOL MUSEUM
5. WHEELY GOOD ACCESS GUIDE TO SYDNEY
6. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM ACCESS
7. SAIL A TALL SHIP

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1. CANADIAN ODYSSEY


ADA Consultant, Frederick A. Shotz, toured British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies in his motor home and located some surprisingly accessible campgrounds (and not so surprisingly gorgeous views). To learn more, check out "Canadian Odyssey," the August feature report at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/canadianodyssey2000.htm

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2. BARRIER-FREE RANCH

Stagecoach Trails
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a new barrier-free Guest/Dude Ranch currently under construction in Northern Arizona, will open November15, 2000. Located just off historical Route 66 (and within easy driving distance of Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon), the ranch will provide disabled travelers and their families with ample opportunities to enjoy their horseback riding program (via a custom ramp for easy boarding), all-terrain vehicles, accessible swimming pool, and delicious food. Stagecoach Trails will feature roll-in showers in half of their rooms, and all bathrooms will have grab bars. The ranch is now taking reservations, and there is a 25% discount for November and December. To learn more, contact:
Dan & Carrie Rynders 
Doc Holliday Rd. 
Yucca, Arizona 86438
Tel. (520) 854-1869 
Fax: (520) 854-1920 
E-mail:
vacation@stagecoachtrailsranch.com
Web site:  www.stagecoachtrailsranch.com

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3. BARGING THROUGH IRELAND


Ireland’s inland waterways are now available to wheelchair users, thanks to Saoirse ar an Uisce” (Freedom on the Water). Peter M, of Cork, Ireland, reports that the wheelchair accessible barge he used was the perfect way to spend a leisurely holiday. To learn more visit: www.accesstourism.com/saoirse.html

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4. BEATLES LIVERPOOL MUSEUM

Longtime Beatle fan, Ira P, of London, England, was happy to discover that the Liverpool Museum dedicated to his favorite rock stars featured a platform elevator to reach the entrance. “The museum is located in the Albert Dock area of Liverpool,” said Ira, “and afterward we toured the many dock area shops.”

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5. WHEELY GOOD ACCESS GUIDE TO SYDNEY


This new guidebook by Megan Harper details accessible venues in Sydney, Australia. It lists accessible accommodations, restaurants, tourist attractions, car parks, shopping centers and outdoor venues for people using wheelchairs, the elderly, and parents pushing strollers.

Megan began her access research while completing her Master's degree at the University of NSW in 1999. Her thesis focused on access to the city's hotels. She donates 10 percent of the proceeds from sales of this guidebook to the Spinal Unit at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney.

The guidebook is available in Australian dollars $19.95 (+$2.50 P&H) and in the U.S. currency for $21.00 (includes P&H) Make cheques payable to

Megan Harper
PO Box 1755
LANE COVE NSW 2066
For additional information visit:

http://sydney.auscape.net/book.html
 or www.acheivableconcepts.com.au

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6. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM ACCESS

San Francisco
continues to become friendlier for disabled visitors. Janine B, of Austin, TX, reports that the galleries in the Asian Art Museum in Golden Gate Park are wheelchair accessible. The museum also provides a host of services for disabled visitors, including wheelchairs, listening devices and sign language interpretation. http://www.asianart.org/geninfo.html

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7. SAIL A TALL SHIP

Seafaring wheelchair users can now book voyages aboard Tall Ships. Currently both the Lord Nelson and the Tenacious have been outfitted for training people in wheelchairs to become crew members. To learn more, visit www.bookaberth.com

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Thanks for sharing!

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