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Travelling with a Child with Special Needs

Travelling with a Child with Special Needs “A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless [...]We do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” John Steinbeck, American author. Travelling; though it may often begin as an escape from routine over the holiday season; offers endless opportunities for enriching experiences for child...
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Universal Design for Diverse Disabilities

Universal Design for Diverse Disabilities   Universal design, universal access, disabled traveller - words that seem to simplify, or attempt to place millions of individual human beings into one box, a box that is mistakenly perceived to be a one-size fits all when it comes to access for people with disabilities. What is accessible for one person using a wheelchair, may be completely inac...
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Accessible Travel in Cape Town

Universal Accessibility in Cape Town
In 2011, The World Health Organization1 estimated that there were approximately one billion people with disabilities worldwide, that equates to 15% of the population. In the same year, the South African Census2 tabled the statistics of people living with disabilities at 7.5% of the population. That is 2 870 130 people, with 222 333 of those living in the Western Cape.  The domestic universal acces...
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Adapting Business for Accessible Travel

Adapting Business for Accessible Travel In a perfect world, all buildings and activities would be built from scratch with accessible travel in mind - they'd be easy to use for every person regardless of individual ability. However, we don't live in a perfect world, most existing buildings were not established with this in mind, and no two person's needs and abilities are the same. So where do...
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Why Adventures Are Important for Children with Disabilities

Why Adventures Are Important for Children with Disabilities Childhood is a time of climbing trees, riding bikes, poking under rocks and tumbling down grassy hills. Little minds are filled with stories of heroic daring through the books we read to them and the movies they watch. Children take these stories away and let them kindle their own desires for adventure and we see this enacted in their...
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