15th October 2009
The Promenade Hotel are currently
running an offer on any stays booked with us between the dates 22nd October 2009 and 4th March 2010 (
excluding Xmas )
This runs from 22nd
October 2009 â 22nd December 2009 then from 23rd January
2010 â 4th March 2010 and are offering 15% discount on your stay.
This brings the cost of a week with bed, breakfast and evening meal down to ÂŁ327.25
instead of ÂŁ385.00 per person ( pro-rata ).
Call 01643 702 572 for further details.
15th October 2009
Bench Cottage and Little Bench are the only fully accessible bungalows in the New Forest, Hampshire situated on the outskirts of the Georgian Town of Lymington, in the quiet village of Pennington.
The bungalows were built in 2001 under the National Accessibility Scheme guide lines. The cottages have electric riser/recliner chair and foot and head riser beds. A full list of accessible equipment is available at no charge including hoists, shower chairs, walkers, etc. if required.
Bench Cottage sleeps 4 and Little Bench sleeps 2, both cottages have off street parking. The owner is fully aware of the needs of the less able as she uses a power chair so the cottages were designed with this in mind and are fully accessible. Open all year round weekly lets or longer sta...
15th October 2009
This excellent villa is fully equipped with mobility equipment such as pool ceiling hoist, electric hoist (AKS
Foldy), suction grab rails, shower- and toilet chairs available on
It's a beautiful house superbly located with stunning 360' views in
Ampelitis Village (Statos-Agios Fotios) amongst the vines on the
beautiful Wine Route of Vouni-Panagia. Ampelitis is a hillside village
where you can still enjoy and sample the traditional Cypriot way of
life, yet be within easy striking distance of Paphos and its beaches....
9th October 2009
The most successful websites promoting accessible accommodation with wheelchair access for the disabled and the elderly are the ones that inform, promote and inspire the desire of travel.
Wording can be a challenge but facts and images override any text. Many owners feel it's "not very pretty or elegant" to show pictures of the toilet and shower, however, this is a barrier that many disabled people face when deciding on travel; "can I get to and on the toilet? Is there a level access shower?".
We at accessatlast.com live and breath this business and we compliment owners marketing strategies with our excellent website.
What do we offer owners?
1. The ability to create an advert that's accessible, easy to read and informative
2. Secure access to our easy to use Con...
7th October 2009
SMOKING FORBIDDEN!Anti-smoking legislation came into force in Spain on 1st January 2006
(Spanish law 28/2005 from 26th of December). Smoking in public areas is not now permitted)
Smoking is not allowed in Hotel Mar y Sol in the following areas:
1. In the restaurant (indoor area)
2. In the therapy centre âTeralavaâ including the panorama terrace on level 8
3. In the buildings âCasa Barcelonaâ and âCasa Madridâ
i.e. in all superior apartments, premium apartments, superior studios and comfort rooms including balconies and terraces
4. In all standard apartments and studios with a non-smoking sign
5. In the reception hall
6. In the library
7. In the sun-bathing area between the two big pools
8. In all public toilets and changing rooms
Violations of this law will be pen...
6th October 2009
We are presently the only website in the world that only advertises accommodation with at least 1 room with a level access shower. We are
making life accessible for people wanting to travel all over this
beautiful world, no matter what physical ability a person has.
The detailed information and customer reviews displayed in our
property advertising is the very information our customers need when
making informed decisions to make a travelling commitment.
Enjoy our website and please feel free to inform us of any properties we don't know about via email@example.com or call 01772 814555.
All the best from the accessatlast team. ...
6th October 2009
I would just like to say thank you and keep up the good work with supplying
with such great information, I have taken my sister to several locations
you have supplied me with and they have been fabulous.
Its a busy
lifestyle I have these days, looking after my sister, working
and loving my
brand new Granddaughter and keeping down a full time job and
for ages I have
wanted to thank you so much for all the updates.
gratefull, Glenda Stallard, West Midlands...
6th October 2009
"Since we opened our purpose-designed and built, wheelchair-accessible holiday
home (La Fresnaie) in Normandy, in 2007, we have had a continuous stream of
enquiries - many of them resulting in bookings - through the excellent 'accessatlast.com' website. We cannot speak highly enough of this site. Most of our
available weeks during 2010 are already booked, but we can accept a few more
bookings if there are disabled folk looking for high quality, self-catering
holiday accommodation at a good value for money price."
Nigel and Pauline Colman....
5th October 2009
C&A Tourist Apartments are busy installing heating into the pool which will be completed in a weeks
time. Therefore providing heating in the cooler months
of November through to March. Which is great for the less mobile traveller as the the pool will be kept at a warmer temperature all year round.
5th October 2009
After years of travelling around Europe expecting disabled
accommodation to be as described in the brochure and only to be disappointed
again and end up struggling. We decided to build the first ever disabled villa
in the beautiful country of Bulgaria.
The Rising Sun Villa had to accommodate all our son
needs who is registered blind with Cerebral palsy, and had to be built to EU
standards. Five years down the line the villa is built and is only 20 minutes
from Varna airport and 10 minutes from the Historic City of Varna and in close
proximity to accessible beaches.
The villa with its south facing aspect sea view
and panoramic views of the countryside is ideally situated for those who like to
relax or for those who like to sightsee and shop there is plenty t...
2nd October 2009
Why buy 2 hoists for a service when they only need 1?
If a service
user needs a hoist they donât just need it at home. Many hoists are not
portable and effectively confine the service user to their home.
Smart portable hoist is portable, reliable and easy to use. Whether used in the home, taken on day
excursions or used when visiting friends or attending medical appointments,
this unique hoist assists support staff to lift service users.
exceptionally easy to put together and take apart making it simple to transport in a vehicle.
The Molift Smart
isnât the cheapest mobile hoist on the market but it offers unique benefits. Its
portablility and the fact it can be transported with the service user means you...
1st October 2009
Leading North Wales Hotel, St Georges Hotel has just been awarded the prestigious Gold Award from Visit Wales following a rigorous series of mystery visits and assessments by independent inspectors.
The stunning four-star hotel is now in the top 3% of all hotels in Wales which have been graded by Visit Wales and is one of only 13 hotels to have achieved the standard this year.
The Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones congratulated the tourism businesses which have been listed, he said: âThe gold award businesses exceed customer expectation and are first class products in all respects. These businesses are making an exceptional contribution to the quality of the Welsh tourism product and they are to be commended for their efforts.
Glyn Roberts, Head of Quality Development Operations at V...
lightweight sports wheelchairs - Nomad wheelchairs shortlisted for prestigious European Design Award
1st October 2009
West Wales wheelchair manufacturer, nomad wheelchairs, has been shortlisted for the prestigious DME Awards this year. The DME (Design Management Europe) Award celebrates excellence in design for companies across Europe, with entries from Germany, France, Turkey, and many other countries. Companies who have entered the DME Awards in the past include Virgin Atlantic (UK), TNT (Holland) and many other household names.
Nomad have been shortlisted with three other companies, in the category of First Time Design Project. The criteria of the award assess companiesâ ability to manage design throughout their organisations and to develop leadership in their respective fields, through the application of innovative design.
Nomad have been recognised, through the DME Awards (http://www.designmanage...
30th September 2009
The origins of the annual Carnival in Bridgwater can be traced back to
the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 when Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators,
failed in their attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. That story
is well known to everyone, but what is not so widely acknowledged is
that it was King James 1st and his parliament who decreed that the
events of 5 November should be commemorated annually with the lighting
of bonfires, a tradition which is celebrated across the nation to this
What's even more helpful is that we know of accessible accommodation near the festival venue. ...
30th September 2009
The all new Extreme X8 is the ultimate 4 wheel drive power chair.
Primarily an outdoor chair, the X8 will take you places you`ve only
dreamed about. From the softest sand on the beach to the rugged woods,
the X4 has been taking users to places they never thought possible for
15 years. The patented passive steering system makes driving through
sand,snow,mud, and rough terrain part of the user`s typical day. With
the Extreme X8 from All Terrain Wheelchairs, go where other wheelchair
users have never gone before.
Call 01952 504623 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. ...
30th September 2009
These two are the most amazing powered wheelchairs you will ever come
across, the versitile Frontier X5 and the new Extreme X8 a genuine four
Call 01772 814555 for further detail and prices or email email@example.com.
The Frontier X5 is unlike any other mid - wheel drive power chair you
will ever see. Not only is it the perfect chair for the home with a
turning circle of 21.5"(turning on its own axsis),its outdoor
capabilities far surpass the competition.Sand,snow,mud, and gravel
prove no challenge for the Frontier. The precision handling combines
our powerful mid - wheel drive system with state of the art technology.
Making the Frontier X5 the most versatile chair you could have.
The all new Extreme X8 is the ultimate 4 wheel drive...
28th September 2009
For many people the option to transfer a person into a chair
from a wheelchair can be strenuous and time-consuming, unless of course youâre
able use a mobile hoist.
Unfortunately, to get a hoist that fits under most standard
chairs, to safely position and seat someone correctly are few and far between.
Problem solved! The
new Cambridge Reclining mobile chair has everything you need to safely transfer
someone from his or her wheelchair to a comfortable reclining chair that can be
tailored to his or her specific needs.
Further details call 01772 817560 ...
24th September 2009
Sep 23rd, 2009 by iheni
There was an interesting mix of design, development and mobile covered at Accessibility 2.0
yesterday but for me I was most interested to hear peopleâs comments on
mobile browsing for disabled users. Below are some quick thoughts of
the day. Big thanks to AbilityNet and the other speakers and the Opera Developer Network who sponsored the podcasts and transcriptions which will be online soon.
Panel on accessibility beyond the desktop and âone webâ
Lucy Dodd - BBC (Chair)
Julian Hartly - Google
Damon Rose - BBC Ouch!
Veronika Jermolina - AbilityNet
Greg Fields - Blackberry
Me - Opera
Is one web possible with diverse users?
I enjoyed our panel which challenged the idea of âone webâ across
devices whilst accommodating diverse users. Damon h...
22nd September 2009
Looking for somewhere different to go on holiday; but you need wheelchair access?
Why not visit Cuisle Holiday Centre in Roscommon. With spacious en-suite rooms, roll in showers, and additional care
services available, this holiday centre has everything you could want for a relaxing and
Visitors to Cuisle Holiday Centre have said the
facilities and services
provided are excellent. Nothing was too
much trouble for the excellent care team, who provide all aspects of personal care.
There are plenty of things to do in and around Cuisle Holiday Centre during your stay. One of the most popular pastimes amongst guests is
fishing. There are 31 accessible fishing pegs on the River Suck, just minutes
away from the centre. Packed lunches and tran...
22nd September 2009
joining accessatlast in January, the owner of Bangors House, Gill has had a
fantastic increase in bookings, with this summer in particular bringing in a
large number of visitors. From speaking to her guests at length, she has made
constant changes to the B&B to ensure it caters for as many different needs
as possible whilst still providing a comfortable and stylish setting.
the process of catering for a wide variety of needs was a learning curve and
since making small but significant changes to the B&B, has found her guests
stay for longer, sometimes up to two weeks at a time, as they find the B&B
as comfortable as their own home.
Recently,Bangors House B&B have been looking at increasing their eco credentials. They
are hoping t...
Volunteers needed to help visually impaired and blind people enjoy holidays in the UK, Europe and worldwide
15th September 2009
A national charity is looking for volunteers to help visually
impaired and blind people enjoy holidays in the UK, Europe and
In recognition of their contribution, Vitalise Holidays is offering
all those who volunteer to be sighted guides on the breaks, a
subsidised rate for the holiday.
Vitalise provides short breaks and other services for disabled and visually impaired people and carers.
It offers visually impaired and blind people a range of
life-changing experiences such as trips to Jordan, Cyprus, Gambia,
Tunisia and Andorra.
Closer to home, there are trips to the Lake District, the West Country, Loch Lomond, Snowdonia and Co Antrim.
The holidays are made possible with the help of sighted guides, who accompany the groups and offer practical support.
The guides he...
13th September 2009
accessatlast is proud to present the Cambridge Reclining chair that's been designed to enable easy access for people who use a hoist to transfer from wheelchair to chair and visa-versa. Designed specifically for use with a mobile
hoist, having the Nursing Home and Carer environments in mind.
The Recline Only action has two
motors that offer a Tilt-in-Space facility, Trendelenberg position and
independent operation of the back and the footrest, which folds
underneath the chair.
The chair has 5" diameter castors (braked to rear), an ergonomically designed push handle and Vasco Elastic foam to the seat.
the options and accessories include Panvelle Stretch fabric, lateral
supports, removable arms, side pockets, headroll and pressure relief
foam and Akton Visco Pol...
11th September 2009
limited specialise in lifting and handling equipment and offer a wide range of slings and hoists, which cater for most service users. These hoists have a safe
working load of around 24 stone and are ideal for lifting and handling
high-quality hoists in both the Oxford and Molift ranges, which will cater for
all your lifting and handling needs around the home environment. These cover a
range of tasks including toileting, sitting and standing and every day
the hoist that is right for you and see all of our special offers and discounts,
visit the accessatlast mobility shop.
28th August 2009
excellent place to stay during your holiday in Holland that is wheelchair
accessible, the Hotel de Palatijn is perfect. An elegant 4 star hotel with
fantastic facilities for the disabled and en-suite rooms with roll in showers,
this hotel will make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.
family who visited de Palatijn last year said: âWhat a nice, sociable
hotel. Pleasant staff, delicious food and comfortable beds! The sauna was also
very pleasant, with comfortable bathrobes! A real must for a weekend break.â
There are various accessible places of interest nearby Hotel
de Palatijn. The historical city center of Alkmaar is a fantastic place to
visit offering outdoor cafĂ©s, restaurants, boutiques, shops and the Alkmaar Municipal Museum, for great
28th August 2009
looking for a fantastic place to stay in Normandy that is wheelchair friendly, Domaine de la Hamberie is ideal. A complex
of level access gites with brand new facilities for the disabled and accessible
places of interest close by, you will have everything you need for an excellent
holiday in northern France.
Mark and Sarah Morris who recently visited Domaine de la Hamberie said:
âWe had a perfectly relaxing time here. The setting is idyllic and it is
such a difference from our hectic lives in a busy city. The food, the wine
and the company all complimented the beautiful surroundings making this a
holiday to remember.â
are a number of accessible tourist attractions close by the accessible gites. These
include Honfleur; a beautiful por...