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Villa in Florida with level access for the disabled wheelchair user

26th August 2009

For a fantastic holiday in sunny Florida, with wheelchair accessible accommodation, Accessible Florida Villas are an excellent choice. With fantastically adapted, spacious rooms, excellent facilities for the disabled and friendly service, this really is a great place to stay. Visitors to the Accessible Florida Villas have said how impressed they were with the excellent range of facilities, especially the roll in showers and the pool hoist, which allows easier transfer to and from the water. Peggy, who visited the Accessible Florida Villas in 2006 said: “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location and privacy was perfect, It was a pleasure to arrive to a house that lived up to, and surpassed all of our expectations.” There are a number of accessible tourist...
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Holiday villa for the disabled with wheelchair access in Tenerife, Spain

26th August 2009

For a fantastic holiday in the sun that has wheelchair accessible accommodation, Mar y Sol is the perfect choice. This villa has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay; adapted rooms, excellent facilities for the disabled and level access throughout the complex as well as fantastic service and food. Visitors who have been to Mar y Sol were very impressed with the facilities and the accessibility of the area. Nikki Buckley, who visited Mar y Sol in 2006 said: “An all equipped, accessible hotel in the sun. The hotel rented me a hoist, shower chair, sliding board and a key for the public disabled toilets. There was entertainment in the hotel every night. I couldn't have asked for anything better.” Nearby accessible tourist attractions in the a...
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Oxford Advance Hoist and patient hoists

25th August 2009

accessatlast limited are lifting & handling specialists and we're known for product excellence.  If you require advice on product placement, useability, operational requirements or price on anything from a hoist to slings.  Maybe you require an assessment?  Please contact us on 01772 817560 or e-mail sales@accessatlast.com We look forward to assisting you further....
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Oxford Spare Parts for Oxford Hoists

25th August 2009

accessatlast is an authorised dealer for spare parts and equipment in the Oxford hoist series. Our Oxford accessories range from slings to batteries to slide sheets and much more. The excellent delivery service of our top quality products means that our customers are very pleased with their purchase as well as the quick and reliable delivery right to their door.  For fantastic prices and special discount offers on all our Oxford products, visit the Oxford hoists and Spare Parts Shop or call us on 01772 814 555. ...
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Hotel for the disabled and the elderly in Conway, Wales

25th August 2009

If you are looking for fantastic holiday accommodation in Llandudno that has wheelchair access for the disabled, St. George’s Hotel is the perfect choice. With easy access throughout the hotel, fantastically adapted rooms and excellent facilities for the disabled, this hotel will feel like a home from home in no time. Visitors who have been to St. George’s Hotel have said how suitable the bedrooms are and that all rooms are easy to access with everything they need close at hand. There are a number of accessible tourist attractions nearby St. George’s Hotel. These include a level access promenade, various shops, bars and restaurants and the beautiful Bodnant Gardens, which are open from March to November....
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Hotel in Blackpool with wheelchair access for the disabled

24th August 2009

For fantastic wheelchair accessible accommodation in Blackpool, the New Mayfair Hotel is an excellent choice. Equipped with superb facilities for the disabled and situated near to Blackpool’s popular tourist spots, this hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Many visitors to the New Mayfair Hotel were very impressed with the excellent facilities for the disabled, especially the ceiling tracking hoists in each room and the wet rooms with level access showers. Visitors were also very pleased with the mini bus, which is available to take wheelchair users on daily excursions. There are many accessible tourist attractions nearby the New Mayfair Hotel. These include the famous Blackpool Tower along the promenade, the Grundy art gallery, offering so...
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Nomad Wheelchairs - Sources, Second Hand Wheelchairs for Children in Kenya

24th August 2009

Nomad wheelchairs have been very busy since their launch at Naidex, in April 2009 and their new wheelchair, the mrk1 is becoming increasingly popular. Since their launch in April, Nomad have made many new friends and have also been very active in the community, sending several second-hand wheelchairs out to a children’s home in Kenya, and organising charity events. Two events that have been very well received are the fundraiser gig that took place in West Wales on 14th August, and the 12,000 foot sky dive, taking place on 5th September. Both events are raising money for spinal injuries research. For more information on Nomad’s recent activities, visit their Facebook site. If you want to book a demonstration, receive a brochure or would like details on ...
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Holiday cottage with disabled access for the wheelchair user in Roxburghshire, Scotland

24th August 2009

If you are looking for a peaceful place to relax and get away from it all that has fantastic wheelchair accessible accommodation, Eildon Holiday Cottages are perfect. These beautiful traditional cottages are superbly accessible for the wheelchair user and are equipped with excellent facilities for the disabled. Visitors who have been to Eildon Holiday Cottages were very impressed with the superb facilities and beautiful scenery. Richard from Berkshire, who has been visiting the Eildon Holiday Cottages for nearly 15 years said: “The cottages are extremely comfortable and the hosts are constantly upgrading them. The views are stunning and the sunsets often spectacular.” There are many accessible tourist attractions nearby Eildon Hoiday Cottages. These includ...
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Villa with disabled access for wheelchair users and the elderly on the Costa Blanca, Spain

19th August 2009

For fantastic wheelchair accessible accommodation on the Costa Blanca, Casa De Sueno is the perfect choice. Designed by a wheelchair user, this villa has everything you need for that home from home feel; superb level access throughout the complex and excellent facilities for the disabled as well as a number of accessible places of interest close by. Visitors who have been to Casa De Sueno have commented on how well equipped the villa is and many were particularly impressed with the water-powered pool lift, which is easy to use and allows people to enter and leave the water with much greater dignity. There are a number of beautiful places to visit near Casa De Sueno, which are wheelchair accessible. Just a short walk away is the coastal path with stunning view...
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University sites are failing the disabled students in the UK

18th August 2009

Some UK universities are failing to provide accessible accommodation or facilities to disabled students, an investigation has found. A report by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign suggests one in 10 disabled students were not be able to live or eat on university sites. About 40% of the 78 institutions surveyed did not have rooms for carers, resulting in students living at home. Universities UK says disabled students benefit from a wide range of support. The report, by the charity's Trailblazers nationwide network of 16-30 year olds, questioned universities across the UK. Read more here... BBC News  ...
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Holiday accommodation with disabled access in Torremolinos on the Costa Blanca

13th August 2009

Montana Sol is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for accessible accommodation on the sunny Costa Blanca. A traditional Spanish hotel that is fully accessible for wheelchair users with excellent facilities and lots to see and do close by, Montana sol is the perfect choice for your summer getaway. Many visitors who have been to Montana Sol have said that they were very impressed with all the facilities and service provided and that they felt right at home. Montana Sol is so ideal for the wheelchair user that many visitors have returned time and again for over 15 years. There are many accessible tourist attractions close by Montana Sol. These include the beautiful towns of Torremolinos and Marbella with a great variety of markets, the Dolphinarium; a pop...
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Holiday caravan in Filey with wheelchair access for the disabled

12th August 2009

If you’re looking for fantastic, affordable holiday accommodation that is fully wheelchair accessible, this adapted caravan in Filey, Yorkshire is ideal. Providing fantastic facilities for the disabled in a beautiful setting with accessible tourist attractions close by, this caravan has all you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Many visitors who have been to this adapted caravan have said that they were very impressed with the accessibility and disabled facilities available. They also said that the caravan was comfortable and charming and that all their needs were met. There are many wheelchair accessible tourist attractions close by in the area of Filey. The caravan is close to Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby and Robin hoods Bay for great sightseeing...
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Holiday hotel in Southport for the disabled wheelchair user and the elderly

10th August 2009

The Scarisbrick Hotel is a great place to stay if you’re looking for accommodation that has disabled access for wheelchair users. Each room has a level access shower and the facilities and service provided is excellent. Situated in the heart of Southport's high street, there is plenty to see and do in the town and close by. Visitors who have been to The Scarisbrick Hotel have said that they always had everything they needed close by and the accessible rooms, food and service were superb. Local accessible tourist attractions in Southport include the Promenade, the beautiful Botanic Gardens, Splash World and the fantastic Arts Centre, where shows and performances are put on throughout the year. ...
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Holiday hotel with wheelchair access for the disabled and the elderly in Hurghada, Egypt

10th August 2009

Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel is a fantastic place to stay if you are looking for luxury accommodation with wheelchair access in Hurghada. Fully accessible with spacious rooms and various facilities for the disabled as well as lots of things to see and do, this hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Many visitors to the Al Dau Beach Hotel have said that their stay was excellent and that the hotel was very suitable, providing everything they needed as well as full access throughout the complex. This fantastic hotel provides all you could ever need for a truly relaxing and enjoyable holiday; fantastic restaurants, a luxurious spa, beautiful landscaped gardens and even a dive club, Ilios, which is located right on the property itself. This club ca...
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Holiday villa in Florida with disabled access for wheelchair users and the elderly

10th August 2009

Manor at West Haven is a fantastic choice if you are looking for accessible accommodation in the area of Davenport in Florida. A villa that is truly accessible throughout, with excellent facilities for the disabled and accessible attractions close by, you’ll find that you’ll have everything you need for a thoroughly enjoyable stay. Many visitors who have been to the Manor at West Haven have said that they really enjoyed their stay and many were particularly impressed with the facilities, especially the roll in showers, which were extremely well equipped with shower chairs and grab rails. Nearby accessible tourist attractions in the area of Davenport include Disney World, fantastically accessible for wheelchair users and a number of accessible restaurants ...
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Disabled access accommodation Isle of Man TT Races thanks to JDF

10th August 2009

Chequered Flag in Sight for the Joey Dunlop Foundation The Joey Dunlop Foundation (Isle of Man Registered Charity) has spent many years looking to fulfil the Foundation’s aim of providing first class and much needed disabled holiday accommodation in the Isle of Man. To date, over £600,000 has been raised thanks to the tireless efforts of the Foundation’s many volunteer fundraisers and the financial commitment of loyal supporters and friends who have backed the Foundation over the last 9 years. Many obstacles have had to be overcome and following lengthy discussions with various departments of the Isle of Man Government, the Foundation is extremely pleased to announce the acquisition of Braddan Bridge House pictured below. Braddan Bridge House In July 2009 we received planning appro...
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Oxford Journey, The compact portable folding Stand Aid

7th August 2009

The Oxford Journey is a fantastic standing aid and is an essential tool for those who depend on a hoist for their sitting and standing needs. This new hoist incorporates the latest design technologies to make this one of the most compact and portable, folding stand aids in the market today. It is easy to store and transport as well as maneuver and has an SWL of 24 stone. The Oxford Journey has the option of 2 Slings (transport and standing) to assist with: Toileting, Standing, Point to Point Transfers and Walking/Rehab. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity. This really is a fantastic stand aid that is so simple to use. For special offers and great discounts, buy your Oxford Journey from the accessatlast shop....
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Disabled access B&B in Sintra, Portugal with facilities for the disabled wheelchair user

6th August 2009

For a truly great holiday in Sintra, Portugal that is wheelchair accessible, Quinta Do Scoto is perfect. A beautiful, spacious Manor House, this B&B has everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Visitors who have been to Quinta Do Scoto have said that they really enjoyed their holiday and the hosts were extremely friendly. Rick and Helen, who stayed at the B&B in June 2009 said: “What lovely people and accommodation. The suite was great and furnished to a really high standard by far the biggest room we have ever stayed in. Wheelchair access was good and the family made us really welcome.” Local accessible tourist attractions in the area of Sintra include cable cars with wheelchair access at the Parque de Nacional, the Oceanarium, Cascai...
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Hotel with disabled access for the wheelchair user in Llandudno

6th August 2009

If you’re looking for a great place to stay in Lladudno that is wheelchair accessible, the West Shore Hotel is ideal. With fantastic facilities for the disabled, stunning views and easy access into the town nearby, this hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Boasting views that overlook the Conway Mountain and the Isle of Angelsey, Llandudno really is a great place to relax and unwind. Local accessible tourist attractions include Conwy Castle, a Victorian pier, contemporary art galleries, the North Wales Theatre and the Alice in Wonderland Centre. Jennifer Walker, who visited the West Shore Hotel in 2006 said that the hotel had: “well thought out accommodation with good food and the staff go out of their way to be helpful. The town features...
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Hotel in Minehead, Somerset with disabled access

6th August 2009

For a fantastic place to stay in Somerset that is fully wheelchair accessible, the Promenade Hotel is the perfect choice. With excellent facilities for the disabled and full access throughout the complex for wheelchair users, this hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay. The Promenade Hotel is known for its beauty, having recently won the Best Florally Decorated Hotel in Minehead award. Located in a beautiful setting, the hotel allows you to enjoy picturesque views of the harbor and coastline from the gardens and conservatory. The Promenade Hotel prides itself on providing superb facilities for the disabled and making everything as easily accessible as possible. Each room has a roll in shower with a hoist as well as tea and coffee makin...
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Self catering apartments in Malaga, Spain with disabled access

5th August 2009

For a fantastic holiday in Malaga that is fully wheelchair accessible, Casa Charlotte is the perfect choice. Located in Nerja and very close to the beach, these apartments provide all you could want: spacious, accessible rooms, full access to the complex, superb facilities, and fantastic accessible tourist attractions nearby. Visitors who have been to Casa Charlotte were very impressed with the excellent facilities and wonderful hosts. Richard and Therese McMillin, who stayed at the apartments in April 2008 said: “We would highly recommend staying at Casa Charlotte if you want an exceptionally clean and well equipped apartment, wonderful hosts and experience the easy Nerja way of life.” The warmest place in Spain during the winter months, providing win...
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Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres for the disabled wheelchair user

4th August 2009

Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are excellent for all wheelchair users. They have smooth side walls, providing comfort for easy rolling and also have puncture protection, making them last longer than ordinary tyres. The puncture protection belts are so durable that they can even survive a heap of broken glass. These Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyres are a fantastic buy for any wheelchair user and are available in both grey and black. For affordable prices and great offers, buy yours from the accessatlast shop.  ...
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Blue Badge Sat Nav for the disabled wheelchair user - Review

4th August 2009

The BBNav is the first satellite navigation tool to be designed specifically for disabled drivers or those caring for the disabled. This innovative new sat nav has all the regular features of a standard navigation system plus extra information and support for blue badge holders. Information includes disabled access parking areas as well as points of interest for the disabled such as accessible accommodation, beaches and shopmobility centers close by. The BBNav is an essential tool that is easy to use and provides relevant information when you need it most. Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity. For affordable prices and great offers, buy your blue badge sat nav from the accessatlast shop.  ...
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Accessible B&B for the disabled wheelchair user with roll in showers in Cork, Ireland

4th August 2009

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Cork that is fully wheelchair accessible and a perfect place to relax, Sunnyside B&B is ideal. Set in a charming location with full access throughout the complex and local attractions close by, this B&B has everything you need within reach. Many visitors who have been to Sunnyside B&B have said that they were very impressed with the facilities and friendly service. Patti, who recently stayed at the B&B said: “Fantastic bathroom, with roll in shower, high toilet with grab bars. Bedroom was large enough to hold 2 beds and a couch with still enough room to move around comfortably, it also has its own ramped entrance. The owners were most delightful and friendly.” Local accessible tourist attractions...
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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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