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Panorama Park Hotel upgrades Mobility Equipment in Turkey

10th June 2009

We are pleased to advise that after a meeting in October (read here) with accessatlast limited the Panorama Park Hotel have purchased new shower chairs to make it easier for our clients to access the toilet.  Please visit the accommodation link here and book a great All-Inclusive holiday today.  Call 01772 814555 for further details....
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Luxury Hotel in the Red Sea offering you beauty and Relaxation

9th June 2009

A Haven of Elegance & Style……dedicated to your wellbeing La Résidence Des Cascades is a Member of the Leading Hotels of the World, has 210 comfortable and graciously appointed guest rooms plus 39 luxurious suites ranging from 60m2 to 340 m2, all with views of the Sea and The Cascades Championship Golf Course. Located within the year-round resort destination of Soma Bay on Egypt's Red Sea Riviera, La Résidence Des Cascades has been created to serve the dedicated golfer as well as to provide unparalleled thalasso-therapy and wellness facilities in the region. Positioned on the highest point of the Soma Bay peninsula, La Residence Des Cascades boats panoramic sea views from all sides. The Resort sits at the Center of the Championship golf course called The Cascades designed by Ga...
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Care Free Holidays in Murcia, Spain

9th June 2009

Pat, together with husband John run the Las Golondrinas holiday center in Murcia. The center comprises of 3 houses which are available for either self catering or half board. For those who are watching the cost, the self catering option gives excellent value for money. For those who prefer a little more luxury, the half board option is the one for you. You still have one of the houses to yourself, giving you your own lounge with satellite TV, kitchen with tea & coffee provided. I clean your rooms while John is serving you his sumptuous breakfast. Menus for the evening meals are carefully planned to ensure that you will enjoy the good home cooking. We currently have a family staying here, dad is a full time wheelchair user and the youngest child (age 4) is also disabled. They have f...
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Mobile hoists for carers to support their Service Users

9th June 2009

We at accessatlast are proud to inform our customers that we are the Authorised Dealers for Molift & Oxford (Joerns).  We offer the best prices in the UK and Europe, safe in the knowledge that you're buying from an authorised and approved dealer. Whether it's a hoist for daily usage in the home, nursing home or for transporting on holiday, we have a product to suit your needs. Contact 01772 817560 and let's discuss your requirements. ...
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Tyres for the Wheelchair Basketballer

9th June 2009

The Schwalbe Speedrun & Rightrun are an excellent tyre to assist wheelchair Basketballers to reach their true potential.  Non marking and excellent traction. Schwalbe SpeedAir is for the real wheelchair Basketballers Experience the SpeedAir blue miracle for yourself. After intensive development Schwalbe have not only reduced the weight of the SpeedAir by a full 100g, but also significantly reduced its rolling resistance. It’s a 'MUST HAVE' for every basketballer. Colour: Black/Blue Skin ...
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Painting Workshop under Palm Trees, next to the Red Sea for the physically impaired

4th June 2009

Outliving creativity and artistic talent is not restricted to specific groups of persons. The Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel are pleased to offer you a very special painting workshop. Learn all about the power of colors and paint using high quality acrylic on selected pinewoods on six days for approximately two hours per afternoon and create the worldwide renowned wooden towers by Galerie Atta worldwide, all with professional guidance and in the beautiful surroundings of the Red Sea. The package, valid for 7 nights from 28/09/2009 to 05/10/2009, is bookable directly at the hotel, and includes free airport transfers from/to Hurghada airport if booked online. The cost of supplies for the workshops is already included in the rate. Rates start at EUR 794.50 pp in a double room. Let your cr...
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Accessible holidays in Portugal for Wheelchair users that offer great services

4th June 2009

Anywhere with the Euro is expensive now so let’s go somewhere else! You may have heard this a few times of late and maybe you thought the same. Here’s another thought; you can still find places in the eurozone that have the facilities you need and yet are much less costly than you may think. At Quinta do Scoto in Portugal we have a very different concept in Bed and Breakfast. With 8 spacious high quality suites set around a pool and sun terrace or in the 1746 historic Manor House, all at reasonable prices. This is particularly so when you consider that each suite has a welcoming bottle of wine, an initially stocked refrigerator with beers, soft drinks, milk and water, tea and coffee with biscuits, and a bowl of fresh fruit; all on a complimentary basis for you to enjoy. If the seas...
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Award Winning Wheelchair accessible hotel in Dorset is a must visit

4th June 2009

Mortons House Hotel is a sixteenth century Elizabethan Manor House Hotel situated in the beautiful village of Corfe Castle in the Isle of Purbeck.  The Manor is one of the earliest in Corfe and without doubt, the finest.  Built in 1590 in the shape of an ‘E’ to honour Queen Elizabeth I, it has in more recent times been sympathetically converted into a 21 bedroom hotel.   The ‘Dacombe’ rooms, with their own terrace and seating area, are situated within the beautiful walled gardens and are ‘accessible to all’, accommodating guests who are less able-bodied.  These rooms are equipped with walk-in showers, electrically adjustable washbasins, and fixtures and fittings all designed by the prestigious Danish company, Pressilit.  Much thought and consideration ...
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BBNAV SAT-NAV Winner in partnership with SIA Forward Magazine

4th June 2009

Congratulations to Mrs. Hazel Macartney of Surrey.  www.spinal.co.uk magazine Forward and accessatlast held a competition promoting the BBNAV Sat/Nav. Hazel said "I was very pleased to receive the BBNAV which I won in the SIA Forward Magazine Competition.   I heard that I has won the BBNAV on my husbands birthday, so it was an unexpected present for both of us.  We are looking forward to using it". Well done Hazel....
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Velcro Gym gloves help the disabled to get a grip of life

27th May 2009

The Velcro Gripping Gloves assist disabled people who have loss of hand movement. Tetraplegic/Quadraplegic sports people gain the ability to undertake fitness tasks which previously were not possible. The gloves function by the tightening of a strap in the upper section, which gently pulls the hand into a fist shape, adjusting to hold items in the palm. The wrist strap is also adjustable and the aid is padded to reduce chafing. ...
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Accessible Diving for the disabled 'Handicapped' in the Red Sea

18th May 2009

One of the great things about Scuba Diving is that it is a sport for everybody. Having a disability does  not make a big difference. Under water we are all equal. Since 1992 the management of Ilios Dive Club is specialized in teaching and training handicapped people in scuba diving. Magdi Aziz was one of the first diving instructors for people with disability in Europe. If you want to feel free like a fish under water, you should definitely try it out. Ilios Dive Club is 100% accessible for wheelchair drivers, there is no steps or narrow doors to make life difficult. Start an endless adventure with scuba diving in the Red Sea. Enjoy the Wheelchair accessible  rooms of Steigenberger Al Dau Beach Hotel and a relaxing time under water. Visit the world down under. &...
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Country walks accessible to the disabled with the Tramper in N. Wales

6th May 2009

Walking North Wales Tramper Vehicle makes Holiday Complete How do you go on a walking holiday if one of the family is disabled? Answer, stay in a house in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which has disabled facilities AND free use of a Tramper all terrain electric buggy. Dreaming? Not any more! One such accommodation has just been built on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. “Once again we could go on holiday and walk as a family” said Mrs Hughes “Frank was able to drive the buggy with one hand, and all the way down the Mile long Aberdaron beach, over the rough heath land paths and along the quiet lanes. We could hardly keep up with him.” ...
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Wheelchair accessible holidays for the disabled in Aberdaron, Wales

6th May 2009

Walking North Wales First purpose built accommodation for disabled holiday makers on the Llyn Peninsula This has been built by a group of local people in Aberdaron which is a small seaside village at the very tip of the Llyn Peninsula North Wales in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is a self-catering house where additional services - cooking, cleaning and transport can be added on. The house is all on one floor with wide doorways and corridors, and low sills. All heating is under floor and there are 4 bedrooms all with en suite facilities and configurable into single or double beds. One of these bedrooms has sufficient space for complete wheelchair access and a wet room shower. Manager Peter Hewlett commented that “We have been ashamed at the lack of bedroom sp...
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Wheelchair accessible accommodation for disabled in Boston, Lincolnshire wins Awards

6th May 2009

Elms Farm Cottages in Boston Lincolnshire are proud to have been awarded silver in the National Enjoy England Tourism Awards for accessible holiday cottages. The eight self-catering holiday cottages won the award in the "Access for All" category. John and Carol Emerson transformed their redundant farm stables and barns five years ago into 4 and 5 Star cottages which can sleep up to 32 people.  The cottages were designed with accessible features such as wider doorways, level access throughout with five cottages having wet room showers. "Accessible accommodation has something to suit everybody, young or old. It is not just wheelchair users who benefit but their families too" said Carol, who collected the award at York's National Railway Museum from comedian Michael...
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Cyprus Self Catering Accommodation for the disabled gets praise!

23rd April 2009

Guest's Name: Rachel Barker Guest's Residence: England UK Date Signed: 07 April 2009 Dear C & A Tourist Apartments Our holiday with you was more than we ever imagined possible.  The new apartments/studios were amazingly designed to make life easier in and around them, especially for the wheelchair user.  Wide doors, 'space', roll in shower with fixed shower seat,  and even rise and fall grab rails at either side of the toilet! The pool was great and even had a hoist, what a treat for my stepdad Pete. From landing at Pafos, and been greeted by C & A's accessible taxi, we knew we were going to be well looked after. Andreas had  the powerchair we'd  booked through GC Paraquip. What dedicated service. We had all our breakfast catered for in the new exte...
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Accessible accommodation for the disabled near to the Eden Project

23rd April 2009

Looe in Cornwall offering 2007/08 award winning individual holiday lodges set in two acres of Cornish countryside. There are 6 lodges; each lodge sleeps from 2 to 6 persons in three double bedrooms. Price reductions for 2 and four persons. Two double bedrooms have French doors with level access onto rear balconies.  Large accessible level entry continental style thermostatic shower with accessible w.c.   Separate room with w.c. Accessible fully fitted kitchen  The kitchen, diner and lounge are open plan with vaulted ceilings.  There are two sets of level entry French doors leading onto the front balcony Ideal touring base for Eden Project, National Trust Properties and Cornish Gardens, Beaches nearby.  Pets welcome in two specific lodges. There is a count...
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Zentral Center Hotel, Tenerife - upgrades to improve access to wheelchair users

23rd April 2009

Our commitment  The municipality of Arona, in the south of Tenerife, offer the best destinations for barrier-free tourism in the world. Our hotel Zentral Center is excellent, with a strong commitment to the creation of a barrier-free environment, where people with disabilities can have that peace of mind in knowing they will enjoy their holidays.  New accessible facilities With great pleasure, and pride, we herewith announce that this March 2009 we finished some important refurbishment works, improving our facilities for wheelchair users considerably;  The hotel now has a total of 11 wheelchair adapted rooms, which makes it ideal for small groups of wheelchair users. Furthermore, on the rooftop, a ramp was installed to enable access to the sunterrace / ...
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Le Carabi Wheelchair Friendly Gite, Vendée, France

21st April 2009

The Owners moved to the Vendée in 2004, with a ‘Grande Plan’ to run a B&B and also to create a holiday wheelchair friendly ‘gite’ for people with Mobility problems. They eventually found a  dream home in Le Langon, which is to the west of Fontenay le Comte, 40 minutes drive from La Rochelle and about 3 hours drive from St Malo Port. Gite ‘Le Carabi’ has been designed to be spacious & bright, & Wheelchair accessible. It sleeps up to 5 people. (including 1 wheelchair user) There is an open plan living/dining & Kitchen area, a downstairs bedroom with twin beds & a spacious ‘wet room’ including wheelchair accessible sink, support bars, shower chair & shower lounger. Up on a mezzanine floor is a double bedroom. We can also hire hoists and a varie...
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A sexy new stylish wheelchair from Nomad Wheelchairs

9th April 2009

nomad will break the mould with wheelchair design innovations nomad, a dynamic new wheelchair manufacturer with bright ideas and bold ambitions, today announce the April 2009 launch of the first nomad wheelchair – the  mrk1: a chair which is regarded to set a new milestone in wheelchair design. The nomad brand was co-established by engineer Mark Owen who, having spent the last twelve years in a wheelchair, was frustrated by the poor choice of chairs available. However, following 2 years of research and development with his brother, Jon Owen, the nomad wheelchair has been designed to offer customers a stylish alternative. nomad is a company which is committed to promoting positive change in an industry that has, until now, been poorly focused.  nomad’s distinctive wheelch...
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Accessible Vineyard visits for Wheelchair users in Bordeaux Region, France

1st April 2009

ST-ÉMILION  is well worth a visit. The limestone houses of this fortified medieval town tumble down the southern slope of a low hill, with the green vines surrounding the lower plains. There are hundreds of vineyards all split into their own areas such as; Montagne St.Emilion, Lussac, Lalande de Pommerol to name but a few. The Maison des Vin in Place Pierre Meyrat (+33557555055) can organise visits for you, but ring ahead as several days notice is required. The town was named after the monk Émilion, who lived in a cave carved into the rock there in the 8th Century. A tour starts from his cave into the subterranean Eglise Monolithe and catacombs (daily 10-11.30am & 2-5pm €7 book via tourist office). It was the monks who followed him that started up the commercial wine producti...
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Wheelchair accessible accommodation combined with Photographic Courses

31st March 2009

Holiday photography courses in Brittany France in the stunning location of Josselin. Stay in a beautiful stone longere where the downstairs has been renovated for wheelchair access. The courses will be arranged to work with small groups with similar abilities and aspirations. Combine the course with a relaxing stay in the Morbihan region with fantastic coastlines, historic towns and castles. Josselin is famous for its medieval architecture and magnificent castle. Situated on the River Oust which is part of the Nantes Brest Canal, the towpaths are accessible for wheelchair users. The holiday includes home cooked food at the longere but we are sure you will also want the opportunity to eat out in some of the nearby fantastic restaurants. ...
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Wheelchair Access Holidays near Oban, Argyll, Scotland

31st March 2009

Port Selma Lodges have been specially designed for both wheelchair users and able-bodied visitors. 8 miles north of Oban and 200m from the sea, they overlook the hills of Morvern and magnificent sunsets in the summer. Each lodge has a double room with a roll-in shower room en-suite and a twin room with its own bathroom. In a secluded position, they are still only a short distance from the village where there is a tea-room and shop. We have many wheelchair users as guests and, without exception; they have been delighted with the lodges....
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Holidays for wheelchair users in Somerset

26th March 2009

The owners have 25 years experience in the accommodation business and 10 years of that in accessible accommodation. Personal and family issues did originally play a part as owners father had polio and mother became disabled through Raynaud’s disease. Holidays became very difficult and eventually for their father, impossible. The lack of suitable accommodation and the time taken to find suitable accommodation was found to be near impossible. Hence, the barn next to the house was converted using the NAS (National Access Scheme) of the time. We decided to use conventional furnishings wherever possible and make the barn multi-functional ie suitable for serviced and self-catering accommodation, able-disabled. Kitchen areas were done very satisfactorily using ordina...
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Stylish & Accessible Holiday Home in France for the disabled

19th March 2009

Tastefully converted from an old barn, provides a spacious, light and airy accessible holiday home, completed 2008. The exterior and the groundfloor of the property has been designed to be accessible and wheelchair friendly. Light switches/sockets within easy reach, door widths 90cm, inner hallway width 140cm. Lounge, kitchen and two ground floor spacious bedrooms allowing for easy access, good turning circles and manoeuvrability, Wheel in shower/wc with grab rails specifically designed for wheelchair access. Private drive/carpark leads directly onto covered terrace and gite entrance via sloping ramp with handrails. Lowered/ramped area by pool terrace for easy transfer into pool. ...
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NuDrive Accessories - Pimp your wheelchair

11th March 2009

Accessorize your wheelchair to further enjoy using the NuDrive. Whether your looking to go faster, have a place to rest your levers, rather than having to unclip them everytime you've finished using them or simply need better grip. Checkout the accessories page.   ...
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