Get-hooked January 9, 2019
Make travel fun & exciting for blind people in these ways
Travelling is fun. It rejuvenates you, makes you feel great and helps you to know the world better. Gone are days when people with disabilities could not travel. Nowadays, disabled people travel alone, thanks to accessibility and disabled friendly tourist spots. Last year, Air BnB, one of the world’s largest accommodation start-ups had introduced accessibility features making travel more fun and easier for disabled people.
In India, there are a few disabled friendly places that one needs to research on before making plans. For blind people, travelling can be made fun too. So whether you are travelling alone or with family and friends, there are some things that you need to plan ahead. That way, your travel can be made more fun and exciting.
I travel a lot. One of the main things that I keep in mind is that I plan my trip ahead. I look out for factors like a good guide and accessibility at the destination. Every guide has different ways of explaining and interacting. So having a guide with whom you are comfortable is important. In case you need help, ask people for guidance. – Penav Mota, blind student
Here are some fail safe ways to make travel fun and safe.
Simon George is the founder of Specialcare Holidays that organizes exclusive holidays for people with all kinds of disabilities. The company has many features for blind people like Braille passes and Braille brochures.
“The requirement of each blind person is different. Hence, it must be customized. At Specialcare, we have exclusive guides for blind people who explain things to them. With a little planning ahead, blind people can enjoy travel a lot”, says George.
So, planning ahead in key. Do not compromise on that factor.
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