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Disabled Access for Cruise Ships?

4th August 2009

Cruise line ups training on facilities for disabled Agent training on cruising for disabled passengers has been introduced by Norwegian Cruise Line. NCL’s online training programme NCLU has introduced a module on accessibility – the fifth course to be added to the site at www.nclu.co.uk   The course is designed to provide agents with knowledge of the line’s facilities and policies to sell cruises to disabled passengers.   Course information includes a guide to fleet-wide facilities for guests with limited mobility, hearing and sight impairments, as well as advice on how NCL can accommodate guests with dietary or medical equipment needs.     The course concludes with top tips for agents when booking disabled passengers.   Video foo...
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Wheelchair accessible holiday apartments in Polis, Cyprus

3rd August 2009

For a truly enjoyable and fully wheelchair accessible holiday in Cyprus, C & A Tourist Apartments are ideal. With great facilities for the disabled, level access throughout the complex and wheelchair accessible attractions close by, this really will be a holiday to remember. Sue and Alan Fairburn, who stayed at the apartments in June 2009 said: “It was perfect for Sue as a wheelchair user but we both have to say that anyone would be hard pressed to find a more comfortable and welcoming place to stay whether they have a disabled family member, or not. This place is magical.” Local accessible tourist attractions near the apartments are very easy to get to. The owners can arrange tailor made excursions all over the island. The surrounding Polis area has a...
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Holiday cottages for the disabled wheelchair user in Portugal

3rd August 2009

For a fantastic, fully wheelchair accessible holiday in the sun, Vale da Cegonha holiday cottages are perfect. With stunning views and fantastic facilities for the disabled, your accommodation really will feel like a home from home. Visitors to Vale de Cegonha have said that the facilities and access to the complex is superb with wide doorways, level access throughout the complex, stylish wetroom shower rooms and gently sloping pathways. The kitchen area has a lowered hob with space beneath and all crockery, cutlery and utensils are stored in large pull out drawers, rather than cupboards, making them easily accessed from a wheelchair. Local accessible tourist attractions include a number of ancient monuments, castles and churches, from prehistoric, Roman, Moor...
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Accessible holiday resort with roll in showers in Hurghada, Egypt

3rd August 2009

For a fully wheelchair accessible holiday in Hurghada, Egypt, La Residence Des Cascades Resort is an excellent choice. Located in a beautiful setting on the coast, overlooking the Red Sea and with fantastic facilities for the disabled, this hotel has everything you need. Dr A Kerslake, who visited La Residence Des Cascades Resort in 2008 said: “The facilities at the hotel and spa were excellent and all members of the staff were extremely courteous and very friendly.” Other visitors who have been to the hotel were particularly impressed with the spacious rooms and the accessible bathrooms, which had superb roll in showers. Nearby accessible tourist attractions include various historic and stunning temples, the Valley of the Kings, the famous river Nile and t...
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Wheelchair friendly holiday villas in Alicante with respite and facilities for the disabled

24th July 2009

For a fantastic wheelchair accessible holiday in the Costa Blanca, Oasis Holidays has three excellent villas which will meet all of your needs. With level access throughout the complex and superb facilities as well as wonderful respite staff for the disabled, Oasis Holiday villas are a great place to relax and enjoy the sun. Visitors who have been to Oasis Holiday villas have said that the respite service provided is excellent, the facilities were superb and that they always had everything they needed. When exploring nearby accessible tourist attractions in Alicante, you will feel well looked after, as transport and support staff are always available to go on outings and excursions. Entrance to Mundomar delphinium, Terra Mitica theme park and Terra Natura them...
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Fully wheelchair accessible holiday complex in Southern Cyprus for the disabled

24th July 2009

Q Well Being, a luxury complex due to be completed in 2012 is the only apartment complex in Europe which is being designed by disabled people for disabled and older people. The Q Well Being complex in Larnaca, Cyprus, will consist of 41 fully accessible, spacious apartments, an accessible swimming pool (with ramp & hoist), spa, gym and restaurant. Launching the complex, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE said: “I spent six years looking for an accessible holiday home and had given up hope because I just couldn’t find anything suitable. Q Well Being is a dream development because it’s being designed by disabled people for disabled people in a super location with all the facilities everyone needs for a great holiday or place to live.”  The five sta...
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Mar Y Sol - standard studio in Tenerife for the disabled wheelchair user with pool hoist and facilities to hire

24th July 2009

This Studio is for 2 people, has a roll in shower, free shower chairs available and hoists to hire. ...
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The Oxford Elevate Hoist – lifting and transferring aid for the disabled

24th July 2009

The Oxford Elevate is an innovative new hoist, designed to improve lifting for both the user and the assistant. It provides comfort and is compact and sturdy, with an SWL of 440 lbs. This hoist can be used with or without a weigh scale; the scale being cleverly integrated into the hoist with a fantastic digital display and user friendly controls. The Oxford Elevate has several special features integrated into its design which makes lifting as comfortable as possible for the user: The knee pads are specially designed for ease of use and can be adjusted with one hand. These pads have a range of settings, providing comfort just where you need it most. A safety belt can be used to secure either one leg individually, two legs simultaneously or two legs independent o...
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Wheelchair friendly B&B for the disabled in the Costa Calida, Spain with disabled facilities

23rd July 2009

For a fantastic, fully wheelchair accessible holiday near one of Spain’s sunny beaches, Las Golondrinas Holiday Centre is the perfect place to stay. With level access across the complex and excellent facilities for disabled wheelchair users, this holiday centre truly is a home from home. Many visitors to Las Golondrinas Holiday Centre have said that they thoroughly enjoyed their stay. They were particularly impressed with the spacious rooms, superb wet rooms and great pool hoist. There are many wheelchair accessible tourist attractions in the area of Murcia. Within half an hour’s drive of the holiday centre, there are riding stables where they specialize in riding for the disabled. In Cartagena which is a very historic city, there is a wheelchair accessibl...
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Holiday cottage in North Dordogne, France with disabled facilities for wheelchair users

23rd July 2009

For a fully wheelchair accessible holiday in North Dordogne, Le Grand Bost is the perfect place to stay. Completely re-furbished to accommodate those in a wheelchair, this beautiful gite has fantastic facilities for the disabled and great access to all areas of the complex. Many visitors who have visited Le Grand Bost have said that they found the facilities excellent and that everything they needed was close to hand. They also found the peace and quiet of the gite very tranquil and relaxing There are numerous wheelchair accessible attractions within a couple of hours from Le Grand Bost. The St Emilion vineyards and the Monolithic church at Aubeterre are stunning. There are markets every day of the week in the area. There are also the historic cities of Bord...
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Wet weather pushing gloves for wheelchair users

22nd July 2009

If you’re looking for a pair of wheelchair gloves that have a little something special, then these wet weather gloves are perfect for you.  Suitable for many outdoor activities, these gloves are designed for practicality under any weather conditions. With padded palms and Super Grip, these wet weather pushing gloves will give you excellent pushing power, whilst providing support where it’s needed most, giving comfort for your hands. These gloves incorporate a full thumb, and are securely fitted with a Velcro tab and stretch cuff, which also provides maximum flexibility and comfort. Suitable for all wheelchair users, you really don’t want to miss out on these!...
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Luxury holiday villa in Algarve, Portugal with disabled facilities for wheelchair users

22nd July 2009

If you‘re looking for wheelchair friendly accommodation in Algarve, then Quinta Dos Sonhos is the perfect place to stay. Set in a fantastic location with beautiful views and superb facilities for the disabled, this luxury villa really is a home from home. Many visitors who have been to Quinta Dos Sonhos have said that they really enjoyed relaxing at the villa and had everything to hand. One family who visited the villa in August 2008 said: “We all enjoyed the lovely spacious villa and its excellent facilites. We particularly enjoyed the lovely warm pool. The pool lift we hired was excellent – far better than a hoist - and would recommend it highly to anyone with mobility difficulties.” Nearby accessible tourist attractions in the area of Algarve includ...
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Holiday villa in the Costa Blanca with wheelchair access for disabled people

22nd July 2009

For a fantastic, wheelchair accessible holiday in the Costa Blanca, Estrella Lodge is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for wheelchair friendly accommodation in the area. This fantastic B&B villa has everything you need, with superb facilities for the disabled and level access throughout the complex. Many visitors to Estrella Lodge have said that they thoroughly enjoyed their stay and that the facilities were excellent. Many were especially impressed with the showers and high-quality wet rooms available. In the surrounding area of Javea there are many things to see and do. Nearby accessible tourist attractions include the beautiful town of Javea, which has an accessible port. Along this port, you can find a number of great bars and restaurants. ...
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Affordable self catering gite in Bordeaux with disabled facilities

22nd July 2009

For a great holiday in Bordeaux, France that is fully wheelchair accessible, this self-catering gite has everything you could want. Located in a beautiful area surrounded by vineyards and fabulous countryside and with easy level access throughout the complex, this will be a holiday to remember! Many visitors who have been to this gite have said that they really enjoyed the peace and quiet and were able to relax in comfort. They also noticed that the gite had great disabled facilities to meet all their needs, especially the large wet rooms that allow for wheelchair access. Local accessible tourist attractions in the area include a number of excellent restaurants with wheelchair access and disabled facilities, fantastic old-fashioned steam trains that take you int...
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Self catering holiday cottage for disabled people in Bideford, Devon

22nd July 2009

Buckland Brewer is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the area of Bideford in Devon. A beautiful cottage surrounded by peaceful and serene countryside with all facilities available at your convenience, this cottage will feel like home in no time at all. Many visitors to Buckland Brewer have said that they thoroughly enjoyed their stay and that access to the complex was excellent with everything on one level. Mr A Bath, who visited the cottage in November 2008 said: “A lovely well equipped cottage.  Having travelled the length and breadth of England in search of well adapted wheelchair accessible accommodation, I think we've finally managed to find it.” Local accessible tourist attractions in the area...
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Sling to aid with lifting and standing for the disabled

21st July 2009

The Molift Quick Raiser 2 is a fantastic tool for those who depend on a sling to get from a sitting to a standing position and vice versa. This sling does just that, helping the user up and forward into a natural standing position that mimics the human body. This lift and combined sling provides an efficient, comfortable and safe lift from anywhere in the home, whether it be from a bed, a chair or a toilet seat. The Molift Quick Raiser 2 is much more efficient than the Quick Raiser 1, as it has electrical legs that can be adjusted, allowing it to get closer to the user, whilst still maintaining a small overall size. The new knee pads are much more comfortable and can be adjusted accordingly. These new features means that the Molift Quick Raiser 2 is able to give...
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Holiday for disabled people in wheelchairs – Brittany, France

21st July 2009

La Roche Derrien is a great place to stay if you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the area of Brittany, France. A beautiful set of apartments with all the facilities you need, right at hand, this place will feel like home in no time. Visitors to La Roche Derrien have said that they really enjoyed their stay, and had everything they needed, with places of interest very close by and the river Judy just on their doorstep. William Smith, who visited in 2008 said: “The apartment we had was on the 1st floor (very handy lift) but it met all my needs: hoist, bathchair,bed, wide doorways. Truly a home from home.” Local accessible tourist attractions include accessible beaches with beach wheelchairs; several within a 20 minute drive, the loc...
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Holiday cottage with disabled facilities in Normandy, France for the wheelchair user

21st July 2009

La Fresnaie is an ideal place to stay for those who use a wheelchair. Newly built in 2007, this self-catering, accessible holiday cottage has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.  Many visitors who have been to La Fresnaie have returned time and time again. All facilities that they need are readily available, at their convenience, which really makes life easier for disabled visitors. Andrew Peat from Glasgow, who visited La Fresnaie in July 2008 said that the house is: “spacious giving clear passage and wide turning circles for wheelchair users. The shower room has been adapted with a large flat floor and a pull-down shower chair.” Local accessible tourist attractions include the D-Day Landing Beaches, the beautiful town of Le Mans, ...
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Wheelchair accessible accommodation with facilities for the disabled in Somerset

21st July 2009

Double Gate Farm is a fantastic place to visit if you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the area of Somerset. Specifically built with the wheelchair user in mind, this beautiful farmhouse has all the facilities you need, close at hand. Visitors to Double Gate Farm have said that they always have everything they need and that the farmhouse is a real home from home, with friendly staff and lots of things to see and do. Access around the complex is excellent, with wide doorways, spacious rooms and patios with lovely views. Nearby accessible tourist attractions in Somerset include the stunning Wells Cathedral, Glastonbury Abbey, the local museum, and a number of National Trust gardens with great paths for wheelchair users. Double Gate Farm ...
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Wheelchair accessible holiday accommodation in the Costa Blanca with disabled facilities

21st July 2009

La Cala of Javea is the perfect choice for those looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the Costa Blanca. Specifically designed with the wheelchair user in mind, this family villa has everything you need. The entire complex is fully wheelchair accessible, the villa itself housing wide doorways, and all facilities are close at hand. Visitors to La Cala of Javea have said that the villa and its staff cater for their needs superbly and the complex is set in a beautiful, quiet location, yet it is still close to the local town and places of interest.  Local accessible tourist attractions include a fantastic, level promenade, beautiful beaches that provide wheelchair access directly to the water during summer, a number of great restaurants and the bea...
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Accommodation with disabled facilities in Truro, Cornwall for wheelchair users

20th July 2009

Treworgans Farm Holidays is a perfect place to stay, if you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the area of Truro in Cornwall. Visitors who have been to Treworgans Farm have said that the wide range of equipment available meets their needs superbly, and the accommodation is truly accessible, with great access to all areas of the complex. Kirsty Shepherd from Lancashire said that the farm was a home from home: “It means that we can travel easier without having to take our equipment with us. Fantastic location, peaceful with a beautiful outlook onto the countryside.” Local accessible tourist attractions near Truro include the fascinating Maritime Museum, a number of stunning national trust properties and the beautiful Eden Project. ...
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Disposable slings for the disabled

20th July 2009

These disposable full back slings with loops for hoists are ideal for those who depend on a sling to be transferred from one place to another. Designed for single patient use, these slings are more hygienic, as they can be discarded when no longer required. Made from soft material, the slings provide comfort and stability just where you need it most. With a colour coded trim and loops, the slings are easy to identify and help with consistency for attachment to a cradle or lift....
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B&B with wheelchair access in Bude, Cornwall

20th July 2009

Bangors House is a fantastic place to stay if you’re looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Bude, Cornwall. Specifically designed to be fully wheelchair accessible and also maintain the surrounding beauty of the property, this B&B is the perfect place to relax and unwind in comfort. Many visitors to Bangors House have said that they were very impressed with the amount of space available to move around in, as well as the fantastic facilities for the disabled. With spacious accessible rooms and superb wet rooms, you’ll soon feel right at home. Local accessible tourist attractions include the beautiful coastal town of Bude, where you can access the beach by using the adapted beach wheelchairs, Bude Canal, which has an excellent path for wheel...
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Cruises with disabled facilities

20th July 2009

Spending a holiday aboard a luxury cruise liner is a great experience. With plenty to do and see and outstanding disabled facilities, cruises are more accessible to the wheelchair user than ever before. Today's cruise liners are better equipped than most five star hotels with the bonus of giving you a constantly changing view! The leisure facilities on board are literally more than you would find in most towns and the disabled facilities including pool hoists and other essential equipment for hire are all right at your convenience. These accessible cruises for the disabled have an excellent staff, which caters for all your needs. There are even accessible shore excursions, with adapted vehicles for wheelchair users. Today’s cruises really are more wheelchair...
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