GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE

VOLUME IX, NUMBER 6, June 2008

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Welcome to the June 2008 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel tips and experiences.

 

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CONTENTS

 

1. 2008 ACCESS IN PARIS UPDATE

2. U.S. ROUTE 66 ACCESS

3. BLUE BADGE TENERIFE

4. KUDOS TO MIT WHEELCHAIR PROGRAM

5. SICILY, ITALY BY WHEELCHAIR

6. GRANADA, SPAIN

 

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1. 2008 ACCESS IN PARIS UPDATE

 

If your travel plans include the “City of Lights,” check out the 2008 update to “Access in Paris,” the ground-breaking guide compiled by the Access Project in London. Downloadable for free in a PDF format, the guide provides readers with the vital access data they need for accommodations, transportation and sightseeing. http://www.accessinparis.org/

 

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2. U.S. ROUTE 66 ACCESS

 

Disabled geographer and tourism major, Jason Angel, traveled the iconic Route 66 through Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. After returning home, he penned “Accessing the Mother Road,” describing the challenges disabled visitors face while visiting landmarks along the road such as the Grand Canyon. His insights provide a blueprint for the state tourist agencies to improve much-needed access basics. Learn more at  http://www.wickedlocal.com/amesbury/archive/x170777075

 

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3. BLUE BADGE TENERIFE

 

Blue Badge Tenerife is now on-line to provide information and awareness about mobility services for disabled visitors to Tenerife. Whether it’s information on accessible airport transportation or accommodations, readers will discover an excellent selection of links at http://www.bluebadge-tenerife.com/

 

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4.  KUDOS TO MIT WHEELCHAIR PROGRAM

 

Kudos to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) graduate student, Amos Winter, for helping design wheelchairs for the rough terrain of the developing nations. According to the MIT web site, 20 million people in the developing world need wheelchairs but don’t have access to them. Programs like Winter’s will make a monumental difference in access for people in those nations. Learn more at http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2008/itw-wheelchairs-tt0521.html

 

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5. SICILY, ITALY BY WHEELCHAIR

 

Sicily is not known as an easy travel destination for wheelchair users. Ancient temples, cobbled streets and steep curbs are the norm, but that didn’t stop Mark and Margaret Edwards, of the UK, from touring the region for two weeks. Despite the minimal access there, they managed to experience many of Sicily’s wonders. Share their adventure at http://www.globalaccessnews.com/sicilyedwards08.htm

 

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6. GRANADA, SPAIN

 

Mark & Margaret Edwards, of the UK, spent four days visiting Granada, Spain. Despite the city’s obvious access challenges, they took in many of its wondrous 15th & 16th century sites, including the jewel of Granada, the Alhambra Palace.

http://www.globalaccessnews.com/granadaspainedwards08.htm

 

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