ACCESS-ABLE Newsletter

Issue : Vol II Number 2 (09-February-1999)

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:15 PDT


CORRECTION - In the January we gave you some information about some useful
links that we had come across.  However we neglect to give you the address
for one on those links, RADAR.  So here is the information again this time
including the URL.

RADAR (The Royal Association for Disability And Rehabilitation) is a UK
organization run by and working for disabled people.  RADAR wears many
hats, but one of their most popular services is the access guides that they
publish for both Britain and abroad.  These books can now be purchased


NEW EMAIL NEWSLETTER - Resources To Go, a Free biweekly newsletter for
travel accessibility resources and information for special-needs travelers,
and those businesses, organizations and individuals who serve them.
Resources To Go will be published and sent directly to you via email every
second.  For more information or to sign up just go to:


Chalfont Line, a British based tour company has been providing their
customers with quality and accessible tours for 28 years.  They offer a
variety of trips to many locations worldwide.  Since this is British based
company most of their holiday makers are from the UK, but they activity
seek and welcome participants from other countries.

Chalfont Line has always been innovators in both access and understanding.
Over the years they have been instrumental in changes in transport and
accessible holidays.  Since their first vehicles, they have made continual
improvements and have now designed and built the world€s most advanced
coach enabling access for all.   Last year they added the "Millennium
Executive" to their fleet.  This luxury coach has comfortable seating, with
seatbelts, head rests, tray tables and foot rests.  The vehicle has a side
lift and has up to eight static wheelchair spaces, with secure clamping
system for client safety.  There is a wheelchair accessible toilet on
board, free hot and cold drinks will be served and you can listen to your
choice of music on the headphone system or watch a video film.

This new coach will be used for luxury travel to quality destinations in
the UK and throughout Europe.  Some of this years destinations include:

     *Devon & Cornwall
     *Scotland & the Lake District
     *Central Europe
     *Valkenburg, Holland

Another service that makes Chalfont Line unique is a system that offers a
choice of 3 care options, designed to offer the most appropriate level of
care, at the most economical cost for each of their clients.

BASIC CARE - For a client able to manage on their own or is accompanied by
their own helper.
SHARE CARE - For clients who require some assistance with personal needs
and/or pushing of wheelchair.  You do not have your own individual helper,
but share one with somebody else, so help is not on demand  This is a very
popular option.
EXCLUSIVE HELPER - Clients are designated an individual helper for the
duration of the holiday to offer personal care and companionship as
required.  This care system has the advantage of greater freedom from the
group to maximize holiday enjoyment.

For more information contact: Chalfont Line Holidays, 4 Medway Parade
Perivale Middlesex UB6 8HR.  Phone:  011 44 181 997 3799  Fax: 011 44 181
991 2892


Accessible travel brought to you by "Access Tourisme Service" a travel
service owned and operated by a person with a disability.

They offer a wide range of programs for those who share a love of the
special experience which is French Culture. Their Holidays are accessible
for wheelchair users, but are also ideal for those less agile wanting a
tour offering more care.

You can choose from a guided tour by motorcoach or an accessible minvan
with your own English speaking driver guide.  Perhaps you would rather
explore the countryside on your own. You can rent either  minivan with ramp
or lift, or a car with automatic transmission and hand controls.  You can
choose to stay in either accessible motels or self-catering cottages along
the way.

Their incoming department provides:  City packages, Sightseeing tours,
Accessible accommodation, House boat rental, Electric scooter rental

For more information contact:  Access Tourisme Service, 8 rue Saint-Loup,
45130 Charsonville, Neybg-sur-Loire, France. Tel: 011-33 2 38 74 28 40 Fax:
011-33 2 38 74 28 50  Email:


Sponsored by Accessible Journeys

Alaska is the land of superlatives; the biggest, the tallest, the wildest,
and the most beautiful.  And while no two passengers are the same, you can
be assured that when you return from your voyage in Alaska, you will have
seen the most breathtaking glaciers, the most spectacular scenery, and the
tallest towering mountains that Alaska can offer.

Starting in Anchorage, you are transported across the beautiful Kenai
Peninsula to the Dawn Princess® in Seward.  From Seward your voyage sails
into the rough-and-tumble frontier port of Skagway, then visits Juneau,
Ketchikan, and the Inside Passage before ending in cosmopolitan Vancouver.

Hand-picked adventures are available at every port for the history buff,
nature lover, thrill-seeker, sports enthusiast, or the casual tourist.
Accessible excursions are also available.

Most of all, no journey is more scenic or more enthralling than the Voyage
of the Glaciers.  During peak season you will glide into Glacier Bay where
massive glaciers stretch for miles.  Pass through Prince William Sound
where 15,000 square miles of saltwater bay bump into ice capped glaciers.
And before your journey is over, you'll sail through College Fjord which
boasts 16 glaciers, all named for Ivy League colleges.

For more information contact:  Accessible Journeys, 35 West Sellers Avenue,
Ridley Park, PA  19078  USA.  (800)-846-4537 (toll free) 610)-521-0339
(local Tel.#)(610)-521-6959 (fax)  e-mail:


COMING SOON - We will be adding a separate links page for United Kingdom
travel resources.  The UK has always been a very popular destination for
our users.  Therefore, we have put in extra effort to find travel resources
for this destination.  Beside the listings in our UK database we now have a
extensive list of sites that provide access information and or services to
travelers with disabilities planning a trip.


FEATURE TOURS PAGE - This months page is on one of our neighbors to the
north,  the Canadian Province of Nova Scotia.  They offer great
opportunities for outdoor activities including fishing, hiking and camping.
This beautiful area is a mecca for wildlife viewing, whale watching or
just relaxing.



Carol Randall
Access-Able Travel Source



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