GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME I, NUMBER 3, June 2000
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Welcome to the June 2000 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine. In this issue, we provide a range of travel tips and access information spanning the U.S., Canada and Europe. Thanks again to our many resourceful readers and supporters throughout the world who take the time to write us and share their travel knowledge.

CONTENTS

1. SLEEPING IN SEATTLE
2. HAND-CONTROLLED VEHICLES IN EUROPE
3. ACCESS TO TORONTO & NIAGARA FALLS
4. VICTORIA, B.C. ACCESS
5. ACCESS FLORIDA
6. MARYLANDíS ACCESSIBLE GAS PUMP PROGRAM
7. NATIONAL HANDICAPPED TRAVEL CLUB
8. ACCESSIBLE FRENCH HOSTEL

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1. SLEEPING IN SEATTLE


Thereís no reason to go sleepless in Seattle, thanks to the Seattle Visitor and Lodging Guide provided by the Seattle King County Convention Visitor Information Bureau, 520 Pike St., Suite 1300, 98101. Phone: (206) 461-5800. This handy guide notes the wheelchair-accessibility of attractions and lodgings throughout the city. Thanks to Glenda W., of Trenton, NJ, for this tip.

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2. HAND-CONTROLLED VEHICLES IN EUROPE


An Auto Europe representative recently informed us that Auto Europe now offers (some) hand-control vehicles. Call (800) 223 5555. The representative advised us that some agents might seem confused about hand control availability because there arenít a lot of requests for them, and newer agents may not even know about them, so be sure ask to speak with a supervisor. For additional information about hand-controlled vehicles, visit the Renting Cars with Hand Controls web site at: http://users.actcom.co.il/~swfm/

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3. ACCESS TO TORONTO & NIAGARA FALLS

Ruth Hibbins-Butler shares her Canadian adventure as she and her parents sampled the best of Toronto, Canada and Niagara Falls in this monthís feature story http://www.globalaccessnews.com/torontoniagara2000.htm

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4. VICTORIA, B.C. ACCESS


Jack Campbell and his wife Jill toured the beauties of Victoria, B.C. for four days and shared many helpful insights. http://www.globalaccessnews.com/victoria2000.htm

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5. ACCESS FLORIDA

Access Florida
is now available free available from Disability Services and Independent Living, 1335 N.W. 14th St., Miami, FL 33125. Also, publishing a directory for disabled people is
The Florida Division of Tourism
126 W. Van Buren St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301


In fact, most of the U.S. states' tourist bureaus will happily deluge you with information that often notes accessible hotels, attractions, etc.

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6. MARYLANDíS ACCESSIBLE GAS PUMP PROGRAM

A new service for disabled motorists is now available from the Maryland Department of Transpiration (MDOT) and Marylandís Governorís Office for Individuals with Disabilities (OID). In the "Accessible Gas Pumps Program,Ē participating gas stations throughout Maryland will pump gas for motorists with disabilities at a specially marked island in their gas stations. MDOT's web site provides a complete list of all participating gas stations sorted by the Maryland counties. The web page also includes a map of each gas station, along with its address and phone number. http://www.mdot.state.md.us/cgi-bin/ada/ada_display

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7. NATIONAL HANDICAPPED TRAVEL CLUB

Disabled RV users take note: The National Handicapped Travel Club plans to meet June 21-24 in the Wisconsin Dells at the Country Roads Motorhome & RV Park in Lake Delton, Wis. The $16-per-day camp fee includes water and electric.

For details, call Gretchen Wenzel at 262-786-6098. Festivities include taking a river cruise and holding a tailgate supper. The club was formed in 1973 to encourage people with disabilities to travel.

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8. ACCESSIBLE FRENCH HOSTEL


Traveling to Europe need not cost a fortune. Peter J, of Quincy, MA, gave high marks to this wheelchair accessible hostel located in Strasbourg, Alsace France. http://www.youth-hostel.org/chambrus.html

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