Ashley Olson, from the Wheelchair Traveling blog, visited Charleston, S.C., earlier this year and shared her experiences of accessibility as a tourist. I shared Ashley’s travel guide for people with disabilities who visit the Lowcountry.
Ashley has been working on a video to educate everyone about the possibilities of traveling domestically and internationally with a disability. The 20-minute documentary features people with a variety of disabilities who have traveled to a number of destinations all over the world.
These travelers describe how to board an airplane using an aisle chair, how to ensure your hotel room is wheelchair accessible and how to handle the terrain in more remote locations.
While I haven’t traveled outside of the United States, I’m honored to have my photo featured in the video (three-minute mark). It’s exciting that Ashley has created this visual presentation to show how to make traveling with a disability a bit easier. Hopefully, this will encourage others to get out of their comfort zone and explore the world around them!