GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME II, NUMBER 6, June 2001
Copyright © 2001, Global Access News

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Welcome to the June 2001 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences.

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CONTENTS

1. LONDON FOR ALL
2. DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK
3. LOS ANGELES MADE EASY
4. COSTA RICA DEAF TRAVEL
5. TRAVELING TIPS
6. ACCESSIBLE TOW TRUCK
7. HAMMOND MUSEUM & JAPANESE GARDENS, NEW SALEM, NY

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1. LONDON FOR ALL


If you’re heading for Britain, the London Tourist Board offers a top-notch website, detailing the many accessible sites in one of the world’s most popular cities. The site features many valuable links to accessible accommodations and sightseeing options. So if you’re wondering if you can easily visit such diverse sites as Hampton Court and the Tower of London, this is the site that provides quick, capsule insights into the access of every place from the British Museum to Kew Gardens. Start your trip planning at http://www.londontown.com/londonforall.phtml

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2. DELAWARE SEASHORE STATE PARK


Angela B, of Reheboth, DE, wrote to share all the access offered at Delaware’s Seashore State Park. Besides an accessible fishing pier, the park also provides accessible beach chairs (available from the lifeguards), showers, and raised cooking grills for disabled beachgoers. To learn more about the park and its facilities, call (302) 227 2800.

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3. LOS ANGELES MADE EASY


LA is a great big freeway as the song goes and the sheer size of it can make it challenging for disabled people. Thankfully, a new web site called Living Independently in Los Angeles (LILA) will simplify the process. The site designed by UCLA’s Advanced Policy Institute wants to maximize the independence of disabled people in LA and shows where to locate everything from accessible rental apartments to wheelchair repair services, disabled service agencies and access to LA’s beaches and government buildings. LILA’s web site also addresses the needs of developmentally disabled people as well as those who are visually and hearing impaired. Visitors to the site can even find the locations of talking ATM machines and blind fencing teams. The site is interactive and encourages users to share their accessible discoveries of LA restaurants, buildings, etc. Membership to the site is free, but users must join. Visit LILA at http://lila.ucla.edu/

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4. COSTA RICA DEAF TRAVEL


Hearing impaired travelers may want to discover the beauty of Costa Rica with Costa Rica Deaf Travel Corporation, a travel agency exclusively for deaf and hard of hearing people. The company has deaf tour guides in ASL, English sign language, German sign language and international sign language.

Costa Rica Deaf Travel was founded in 1998 and has established a relationship with the National Association of the Deaf in USA (NAD), the World Recreation Association of the Deaf (WRAD) and the Gallaudet University, bringing groups of students of Biology and Spanish to learn about Costa Rica’s culture, language and biodiversity. To learn more, visit their web page at www.cdtcsa.com

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5. TRAVELING TIPS

Diarmuid C, of Dublin, Ireland, who shared his journey to Portugal last year, provided us with the following two travel tips: Dublin Bus now operates an accessible bus from Dublin airport to Heuston Train Station in the heart of the city. Look for buses numbered 747/748.

For those looking to hire hand-controlled cars in Europe, visit the following site at http://users.actcom.co.il/~swfm/

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6. ACCESSIBLE TOW TRUCK


Kudos to the Automobile Club of Southern California for extending their Roadside Assistance Service to disabled drivers. Their new pilot program features a tow truck equipped with a wheelchair lift. Right now the accessible tow truck service is only available in selected areas of Southern California. Contact your local AAA for additional information.

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7. THE HAMMOND MUSEUM & JAPANESE GARDENS NEW SALEM, NY


Kaye Robsen takes readers through a tranquil journey to Westchester County’s Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Gardens in North Salem, NY.
Discover more at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/hammondmuseum96.htm

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