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Understand that your definition of accessible may be vastly different from that of your destinations. Particularly, if outside the US. When the lodging representative says an accessible room is available, inquire further to make sure the room meets your needs. Are the doorways wide enough? Are there stairs at the main entrance or at the restaurant? Does the shower have grap bars? Is it a roll-in shower and do you have an electric wheelchair?

Do a little research on any language differences between home and your destination. Even in English, terms may vary in England, Ireland, South Africa, or Australia, to name a few.

If you have a tip or suggestion, please let us know so that others may benefit, too!
Documents:
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Smoothes the Way for "Persons with Disabilities"
Airport Screening Procedures for Persons with Disabilities
Vacation and Travel for Families with Special Needs Children
What Does "Accessible" Mean When You Are Traveling?
Handy Tips or Things to Know about Airlines, Trains and Hotels
Other Travel Tips
Toll Free Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities
U. S. Department of Transportation Accessibility Homepage

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