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Mar Y Sol - No Smoking due to Anti-smoking legislation came into force in Spain on 1st January 2006

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 “Teralava” including the panorama terrace on level 8 3. In the buildings “Casa Barcelona” and “Casa Madrid” 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...
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Holidays with wheelchair access for the disabled

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 recommend@accessatlast.com or call 01772 814555. All the best from the accessatlast team. ...
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Thank you accessatlast and keep up the good work

6th October 2009

I would just like to say thank you and keep up the good work with supplying me with such great information, I have taken my sister to several locations that 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. A very gratefull, Glenda Stallard, West Midlands...
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Wheelchair accessible holiday home in Normandy, France

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....
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Heated pool in Cyprus with wheelchair access for those with a disability

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. ...
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Disabled access holiday in Bulgaria with level access shower

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...
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The best mobile hoist for patients at home or away

2nd October 2009

  Why buy 2 hoists for a service when they only need 1? If a service user needs a hoist they don’t just need it at home. Many hoists are not portable and effectively confine the service user to their home.   The Molift 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. It’s exceptionally easy to put together and take apart making it simple to transport in a vehicle.  The Molift Smart isn’t 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...
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Disabled Access Hotel in Llandudno, Wales wins Gold Award

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: “The 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...
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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 companies’ 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...
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Accessible accommodation near the Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

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 very day. What's even more helpful is that we know of accessible accommodation near the festival venue. ...
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Off Road Wheelchairs in action

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 info@allterrainwheelchairs.co.uk for further details. ...
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Wheelchair for the Beach

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 wheel drive. Call 01772 814555 for further detail and prices or email sales@accessatlast.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...
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Mobile hoist friendly recliner chair from Wilcare

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 you’re 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 ...
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Thoughts around universal access on mobile from Accessibility 2.0

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 people’s 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 ‘one web’ 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 ‘one web’ across devices whilst accommodating diverse users. Damon h...
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Fully accessible holiday centre in Roscommon, Ireland for the disabled wheelchair user

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 enjoyable stay. 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...
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B&B in Bude, Cornwall is fantastic for wheelchair access for the disabled

22nd September 2009

Since 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. Gill said 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...
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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 worldwide. 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...
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Stylish Hoist friendly reclining chair for easy access from Wheelchair to seat

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. Finally, the options and accessories include Panvelle Stretch fabric, lateral supports, removable arms, side pockets, headroll and pressure relief foam and Akton Visco Pol...
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Hoists for Lifting and Handling Patients and Service Users

11th September 2009

accessatlast 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 patients. We offer 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 transfers. To choose the hoist that is right for you and see all of our special offers and discounts, visit the accessatlast mobility shop. ...
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Wheelchair friendly hotel in Alkmaar, Holland with access for the disabled

28th August 2009

For an 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. The Haas family who visited de Palatijn last year said: “What 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.” 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 cafés, restaurants, boutiques, shops and the Alkmaar Municipal Museum, for great ...
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Self catering gites with disabled access and roll in showers in Normandy, France

28th August 2009

If you’re 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: “We 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.” There are a number of accessible tourist attractions close by the accessible gites. These include Honfleur; a beautiful por...
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Disabled access B&B in Bridgwater, Somerset for the wheelchair user

28th August 2009

If you’re looking for great wheelchair accessible accommodation during your break in Somerset, Buzzardheights B&B is an excellent choice. With fantastic facilities for the disabled including en-suite rooms with roll in showers, this B&B has everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The views from the B&B are beautiful and the outdoor patio is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the tranquil countryside. Visitors to Buzzardheights thought that the B&B was excellent with: “Lovely clean rooms, comfy beds and lots of peace and quiet”. One visitor also said: “Beautiful B&B with a warm friendly reception, delicious breakfast and gracious host. Thank you for helping us out.” Clarks Village, nearby Buzzardheights B&B...
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Holiday hotel with disabled access for wheelchair users in Skegness, Lincolnshire

27th August 2009

If you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation for your holiday in Skegness, the Clarendon Hotel is the ideal choice. With purpose-built rooms that have level access showers and a great range of facilities for the disabled, you’ll soon feel right at home. Visitors to the Clarendon Hotel have said that they really enjoyed their holiday and that everything they needed was close at hand. One guest who visited in May 2008 said: “Excellent, friendly hosts. The accommodation was great with accessible bathroom; very wheelchair friendly. It made my holiday enjoyable.” The Clarendon Hotel is conveniently close to the town, just half a mile away, where there are a number of shops, bars and restaurants. There is also a fun fair for the kids and colourfu...
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Accessible self catered holiday house in Florida for disabled wheelchair users

27th August 2009

If you’re looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in Florida with fantastic facilities for the disabled and great tourist attractions close by, this villa has everything you need for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Visitors to this accessible Florida villa were very impressed with all the facilities on offer for the disabled as well as the spacious rooms, which provide ease and comfort when moving around. The grounds of the villa are also fully accessible and very private. The pool can be heated on request and has a hoist and grab rail for easier access to the water. There are a number of accessible places of interest close by the villa. These include accessible shops and restaurants, fishing lakes and golf courses and Disney World, which is just a 20 ...
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Disabled access villa with roll in showers for wheelchair users on the Costa Blanca, Spain

27th August 2009

For an enjoyable and relaxing holiday on the Costa Blanca, La Sonrisa villa is the perfect choice if you are looking for wheelchair accessible accommodation in the area. With level access throughout the complex, fantastic facilities for the disabled and accessible places of interest close by, you’ll have everything you need for a great holiday in the sun. Visitors who have been to La Sonrisa were very impressed with the facilities on offer, especially the pool with a wheel-in ramp, as it is very practical and easy to do. They also liked the relaxed atmosphere of the villa and found it a very friendly place. There are a number of accessible tourist attractions close by La Sonrisa. These include Benidorm Palace; a great night out, offering a fantastic dinner ...
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