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Visually impaired, will travel!

This is a guest post by Divya and Ritu of BAT Travels The visually impaired also need a holiday. A holiday that treats them like equals. Disability tour or disability travel may not be the answer. Inclusive travel, most likely, may be. The lesser conversation we have about how different the disabled people are from able-bodied, the better it is. In fact, the conversation should be, how alike we all are, disabled or able-bodied. And therefore the need to go to a new destination, unwind in the new vibe, and come back learning a thing or two about an earlier…

Indian Railways – a few things that you can make us more happy!

Needless to mention train is one of the most affordable and convenient way to travel. There are a lot of things that we are happy about Railways but fixing a few tiny issues would enhance much more! Schedule Alerts: It’s quite often we see delay in departure and some times, it’s more than an hour or so. I’m sure railways would anticipate this delay a bit in advance and would be nice if passengers are alerted through an automated text message or a message call. Specially this would help for stations which may not enough facilities like seating. Indeed helpful…

Travel Tips for people with vision impairment

I often read in some mailing lists about need of escort for visually impaired travelers. While that’s true that having an escort would be helpful for people with vision impaired, I have also seen several visually impaired traveling alone, busy attending conferences. So wanted to collect trips and tricks for people with vision impaired as to how they could travel independently. Am collecting tips through several mailing lists and social networks, will share the responses that are appropriate here. If you are a person with vision impairment and a frequent traveler, please do add a comment. That will not be…