GLOBAL ACCESS NEWS TRAVEL E-ZINE
VOLUME III, NUMBER 11, November 2002
Copyright © 2002, Global Access News

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Welcome to the November 2002 issue of the Global Access News Travel E-Zine.  Thanks to everyone for taking the time to write us and share your travel experiences. Please note that Global Access now has a new e-mail address: clearpath@cox.net

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CONTENTS

1. A WHEELCHAIR RIDERíS GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY
2. ACCESSIBLE MAUI, HAWAII
3. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
4. SEOUL CITY, KOREA: NEW TAXIS
5. ACCESSIBLE ORLANDO RENTAL
6. AVIATION COMPLAINT HOTLINE

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1. A WHEELCHAIR RIDER'S GUIDE TO LOS ANGELES & ORANGE COUNTY


Wheelchair users visiting Los Angeles and/or Orange County coastal areas are in for a treat with the newly published A Wheelchair Riderís Guide to Los Angeles & Orange County. Bookmark the following website or download the free booklet written by Erick and Elisa Mikiten and published by the Coastal Conservancy. In 2000, Erick used a Quickie wheelchair and his wife, Elisa, used a skateboard to tour 150 miles of the California coast from Malibu to San Clemente. They also drove the same area of the scenic coastline and hiked about 100 miles of it to discover many accessible sites along the way. Everything from accessible transportation, beaches (including beach wheelchairs), campgrounds, parks and bathrooms is covered in their guide. Relive their journey or create your own by visiting http://www.scc.ca.gov/Wheel/index.html

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2. ACCESSIBLE MAUI, HAWAII


Terri Mandel took her son, Danny, on a unforgettable holiday to Maui and discovered the challenges and delights of traveling with a disabled child. Terri's article is scheduled to appear in "Exceptional Parent" in the April '03 issue. We appreciate her sharing its debut with Global Access News readers.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/maui.htm

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3. TOURING EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND


Jarred McGinnis takes you on some accessible highlights of Edinburgh, Scotland. Come along as he visits Edinburgh Castle, Old Town, Greyfriars Kirk and much more.
http://www.globalaccessnews.com/edinburgh02.htm

Also, in Scotland, Highland Home Carers provides support for disabled holidays. Contact Nick at: http://www.globalaccessnews.com/edinburgh02.htm
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4. SEOUL CITY, KOREA: NEW TAXIS

In December, a new accessible taxi service for disabled people will be available in Seoul City, Korea. The program will initially feature a fleet of 100 12-seat vans, which disabled people can request by phone. The taxis will service the entire city.

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5. ACCESSIBLE ORLANDO RENTAL


Travelers seeking accessible accommodation in Orlando, Florida may want to consider Keith Oultonís holiday home. This vacation home has no steps, a roll-in shower and a pool lift. According to Oulton, while the house is not heavily adapted, it would suit someone with a standard-size wheelchair who wants accommodation where there is assured access to the shower and a pool. A self-propelled shower chair is also provided. The home has four bedrooms, there are no steps and the house is level throughout. According to the owner, the doors are standard size, but they are wide enough for the standard manual wheelchair used by the ownerís partner. The master bathroom has a roll-in shower and the toilet is accessible for a right side transfer. The living area and kitchen have tiled floors  for easy access, and the pool has a water-operated pool lift. The garage is equipped with a garage opener. The home is seven miles from Disney and has local stores within a five-minute drive Contact Keith Oulton to learn if this holiday home suits your needs. oulton@indigo.ie

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6. AVIATION COMPLAINT HOTLINE


Disabled individuals may now contact the Department of Transportationís Aviation Consumer Toll-free Hotline to request immediate assistance for disability-related problems they experience when traveling by air. Call (866) 266-1368 (voice) and (866) 754-4368 (TTY).

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Thanks for sharing!

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