Travel Tips and Advice for the Safety of People with Disabilities
As we know the life of people with disabilities is different from our lives. They need extra care and extra support to live their life independently and confidently. Among many things for which people with disability require supports, travelling is one of them.
Travelling is one of the best things people do to explore the world, visit new places and gain new experiences. However, not everyone is as privileged and abled as we are. Travelling can be a daunting task for people with disability as they have to face so many challenges because of their disability. However, being disabled doesn't mean they can't travel. It can be quite challenging, but with the right safety tips and essential safety travel guidance, they can also travel and explore the world like us.
We will throw light on some of the travel tips for people with disability. These tips will help people with disability to travel around the world safely and visit the places they always wanted to see and explore.
So, let's begin with the tips
1. Plan everything in advance
For a safe travel experience, it's essential to plan in advance. Whether you are travelling with someone with a permanent or temporary disability, the challenges will be the same. Preparing everything in advance will be very helpful to move around because no one wants to be in that uncomfortable situation where you have to do everything in a rush. It's better to plan each and everything well in advance so that you don't feel clueless while travelling and enjoy every moment of your travel.
2. Speak about your requirements
Let everyone know your condition and the resources you are going to require for safe travel. As a person with a disability, you will require extra care, support and safety while travelling, and you must not feel ashamed while discussing your requirements. Put forward your requirements to the concerned authorities including the following
The airline company
The assistance desk at the airport
The cabin crews
Staff at the airport
Talking about all these requirements will help you get the best support for your travel.
3. Don't forget to do a medical checkup
This is one of the most important tasks you should get done before leaving for your trip. You will stay away from home for a while, and it is always recommended that you get done a medical assessment by a physician. You must share your travel plan with the physician, including your journey's tenure and the places you are going to visit. They will also provide you with health guidance and essential instructions you should follow while travelling. Currently, the world is struggling with Corona and therefore, you have to be extra careful regarding the medical checkup and your health.
4. Always carry extra medication while travelling
Always carry a medical kit with you while travelling as you might need them anytime. Carry a lot of medicines in case of emergencies. You might not find medical stores or pharmacies around when you need them, and therefore, you must have the medication you require. You can also get a prescription from a physician and take those prescribed medicines with you. After all, it's always better to take extra care for gaining a great experience while travelling and have a safe trip.
5. Pack snacks and meals
You must pack snacks and meals rich in fibre and protein such as peanut butter packets or whole-grain crackers, dried fruits and nuts. You must pack peals in the right proportion depending on your time of the journey and destination. While travelling, be mindful of the right portion control and balance of protein intake. Packing healthy snacks and meals will keep you energetic throughout the journey.
These were some of the travel safety tips for people with disabilities. Take care of all these essential tips to ensure you have a safe travel experience and don't come across any casualties. We believe that disability should not be a barrier in the small joys of life and travelling sure gives you joy and a new perspective of life. These travel tips for people with disability was our little try to help the people travel safely and enjoy life at its best.
Access Foundation is an Registered NDIS Service Provider in Western Australia providing NDIS support services to people with disability. You can contact us to know more about NDIS provider tips about safe travel.
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