ACCESS-ABLE Newsletter

Issue : Vol III Number 06 (08-June-2000)

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

VOLUME 3   NUMBER 6  (June)

                         NEW YORK TO MONTREAL
                   GROUP CRUISE - OCTOBER 4 - 14, 2000

New England offers so many chances to step into the past, to see how life
was lived by turn-of-the-century millionaires, to experience rugged
seashores, picturesque lighthouses on cliffs overlooking quiet coves.

This cruise is timed during the autumn season for the east coast's spectacular
Fall Foliage display. Everywhere you go you'll be amazed with the crimson
and gold leaves that make the forests come alive.

And who can resist an authentic New England lobster bake in Maine, a stroll
along Boston's Freedom Trail, a tour of Newport's mansions, plus visits to
Saint John, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia and more?

This fabulous 10-day cruise also spotlights the cosmopolitan flair of
French Ouebec. In Quebec City, visit the Latin Quarter, the Hotel
Frontenac, and experience the scenery of Montmorency Falls or the
Laurentian Mountains.

In Montreal, your overnight stay lets you explore the city, enjoy a
Medieval banquet, or fly over the Laurentian Mountains to see the Fall color.

           1.) Wheelchair accessible staterooms (inventory guaranteed)
           2.) Roll-in showers
           3.) Personalized luggage tags
           4.) Welcome cocktail party (open bar)
           5.) Farewell cocktail party (open bar)
           6.) Group escort* (*based on group participation)

For more information contact: Accessible Journeys, 35 West Sellers Ave.,
Riddley Park, PA 19078 Phone: 1- 800 TINGLES  Alt Phone: 610-521-0339
Fax:  610 521-6959 Email:


                     OCTOBER 31 - NOVENBER 12

Upon arrival in Cairo November 1, you will be met and transferred to your
hotel in the center of the city.  After breakfast, you'll enjoy a full day
sightseeing including the world famous display of artifacts at the Egyptian
Museum, the Citadel and Mosque of Mohamed Ali.  Shop at the Khan El
Khalilii Bazaar where you must be prepared to sharpen your bargaining
skills.  Then after a free day you'll head out for the Pyramids at Giza and
the famous Sphinx which has recently been renovated.  Then on to Memphis,
the site of Egypt's ancient capital.  Here you will see the colossus of
Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx before returning to Cairo.
Before the group flies south to Luxor for balance of their stay they will
have another free day to explore Cairo and also take a full day tour
visiting the historical coastal city of Alexandria.  In Luxor the group
will take several day trips to explore the sights.  Among the historical
sights you will visit are the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.  A full day will
be spent in the famous Valley of the Kings and Queens, where sixty four of
Egypt's rulers including Tutanhammen were buried.

Cost $3,499.00 Based on Double Occupancy - Trip Includes:

 Economy Class Air fair New York/Cairo/Luxor/Cairo/New York

 Transportation in Egypt in accessible bus or minivan

 Services of Flying Wheels escort from New York.

 English Speaking Guide on sightseeing tours

 11 nights accommodations at first class hotels

 Breakfast and Dinner daily

For more information contact Flying Wheels Travel Inc., 143 W. Bridge St.
Owatonna, MN 55060.  Phone: 507-451-5005 Toll Free: 80-535-6790 Fax:
507-451-1685 Email:



Palm Springs Tourism, in association with Phil Kaplan, City of Palm Springs
ADA Coordinator, has published an expanded edition of A Mobility Impaired
Traveler's Guide to Palm Springs.

"This free guide will motivate those with mobility impairments and
wheelchair users to visit Palm Springs, knowing that the city has a variety
of hotel properties to choose from which can accommodate their needs," says

The guide features 13 hotels in categories from budget to luxury including
several spa properties.  Photographs of each property highlights hotel
ambiance as well as bathroom facilities, a special concern to those with
mobility impairments.  Palm Springs area attractions are also listed with
notes on accessibility.

Kaplan, himself a wheelchair user, explains "There are millions of people
with disabilities who are a part of the fabric of our society.  They want
to travel and enjoy resort destinations like everyone else.  This guide
will help them do just that."

Local advertisers supporting the guide include the Palm Springs Aerial
Tramway,  The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the Palm Springs International
Airport, the Palm Springs Desert Museum, SunBus and Yes I can (health and
medical equipment.

The guide can be order free of charge from the Palm Springs Visitor
Information center, 800-347-7746 or from the Palm Springs Tourism website,


D.A. Dynamic Air is a non profit organisation founded in 1998 as a
voluntary association with the purpose to eliminate the cultural,
architectural and other types of barriers that hinder the free day to day
movements of people with physical, psychological or sensory difficulties.

The target of their project  "Jubilee 2000" is to assure to each disabled
or elderly pilgrim, coming to Rome for the Holy Year, will have the
auxiliary equipment that they need to move about.  They can use the
services and equipment from Dynamic Air FOR FREE.

- 500 manual orthopaedic wheelchairs
- 50 power wheelchairs
- 100 electronic scooters
- 100 stairs clambering machines
- 200 gaseous oxygen cylinders
- 100 liquid oxygen systems
- 30 oxygen concentrators
- 30 aspiration systems
- 20 volumetric ventilators
- 30 CPAP
- 15 pressure support ventilators

The project is ready with operation centres connected to Fiumicino Airport,
Termini railway station and Gianicolo Parking.  Mobile units, placed at key
points in Rome, will give information on services available.  To take
advantage of these services contact their operation centre to make a
booking in advance. The booking services are also available on their web
site, making it possible to book the required equipment 24 hours a day.

- Free telephone number : 800 401851 (only in Italy)
- Telephone number : + 39 06 3629161
- Telephone number : + 39 02 26609382 (international operators)
- Fax number: + 39 06 36291628
- E-mail :
- Website :



Brandini Fiat now offers an adapted van (with manual shift) for rent
without a driver. This is an air conditioned Fiat Ducato, seats 9 people
including driver in three rows, the last row has space for one manual or
electric wheelchair. A lightweight aluminum ramp must be put in place for
getting on and off. Good space in rear for baggage.

There is a pick up or drop off charge at Florence Amerigo Vespucci Airport.
 Arrangements can be made for pick up/drop off at other major Italian

Features include:
 Air conditioning
 electric dual drive automatic steering
 air bag (driver only)
 fire prevention system

CONTACT: Brandini FIAT, Via della Fonderia, 71, 50142 Florence, Italy.
Rental Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-6:30 pm; Saturday 8:30-12:30; 3:00-5:00 pm
Telephone: +39 055/ 2334222 Fax: +39 055/ 2334275 E-mail:


list and catalogue hotels, archaeological sites, transports and places of
interest accessible to disabled persons in the Greek Islands ( Crete,
Dodecanese, Cyclades, North Aegean, Sporades, Ionnian).


THE BAHAMAS PARAPLEGIC ASSOCIATION - based in Nassau, has made a survey of
hotels and resorts throughout the Bahamas where ramps, elevators, dining
areas, baths, and other facilities can serve those with limited mobility.
Contact the association at 242-322-2393 or 242-323-1392.


This months FEATURE DESTINATION will take you to San Francisco.  Find out
where to stay, transportation options for getting, and what attractions are
musts.  Check it out at


NEW SUBSCRIBERS - Be sure to check out the TRAVELIN' TALK NETWORK at


Carol Randall
Access-Able Travel Source



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