People with disabilities of all kinds are able to travel successfully by arranging for accessible travel. Accessible travel arrangements meet the specific needs of the person traveling. You have to be your own advocate, though, and make sure that your needs are accommodated. The acronym APPLE will help you remember what to do.
Ask for what you need. Ask for help. Ask for information. Most people dont know how a person with disabilities wants to be treated, so youll have to ask. For the most part, people are willing to accommodate you if they know what you need.
Accessible travel takes extra planning. You must check every reservation to make sure it is accessible to you. Youll need to plan to take care of your needs with airport securitythey are trained and willing to help people with disabilities, but it takes them extra time and they need to be notified ahead of time.
Youll need to put extra effort into planning your itinerary, too. You are not limited in where you can go, no matter what disability you have. You may, however, have to make special arrangements to get there or to experience it.