Disability, My Life, Travel

Going Abroad To Spain With A Disability

In recent years we have decided to holiday many times in Spain, during the summer. Now, I regularly get asked a question after I tell people we are going to Spain again. You've already been there, why go again? Unfortunately, there are very limited locations which have disability access and awareness in the country which… Continue reading Going Abroad To Spain With A Disability

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Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

Why can't ever catching a taxi be simple! Sometimes, It’s nice to get out the house, go out, meet a couple of friends and have a drink or two. But, it’s not always easy if you are disabled. Especially if part of your disability includes the use of a wheelchair. Since I can remember, I… Continue reading Taxi For A Wheelchair User?

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Birmingham City Council – Follow Up

Following the incident and hearing outside Birmingham New Street, I decided to write a feature on it as a piece of my coursework and this is what I found out. The incident with the taxi driver outside Birmingham New Street station and the hearing which followed this, made me eager and passionate about the attitudes… Continue reading Birmingham City Council – Follow Up

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Birmingham City Council Taxis – The Hearing

It was time for me to make a stand and I was impressed on how fast Birmingham City Council responded and how seriously they took my complaint. After the incident with the driver, outside Birmingham New Street station, I felt terrible and sad, and just wanted to let it go and move on. However, I… Continue reading Birmingham City Council Taxis – The Hearing

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Birmingham City Council Taxis – The Incident

I have had many issues with taxi drivers, but this was something else entirely. Earlier this year, in May, on a Friday evening when Kate was still assisting me in my first year of university, I emerged out of Birmingham New Street station after travelling back from Leicester. Coming out of the station, Kate and… Continue reading Birmingham City Council Taxis – The Incident

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Airport Apprehensions

I don't travel abroad very often but when I do every trip is unique. There is always something that causes our tempers or emotions rise. Though our previous trips always encourage us to preplan to avoid any difficulties, we never get it totally right. Before our holiday to Spain this year, we organised our flights,… Continue reading Airport Apprehensions

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Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

Ignorance and unacceptable attitudes of taxis drivers, extends into the cross-country train service and their customers. Having travelled to and from Southampton several times for university, I have realised there are a few problems with the Cross-Country train service. The first issue I noticed was with the assisted travel service at the stations.  Those who are disabled or have… Continue reading Disability Education – Cross-Country Trains

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Disability Education – Taxis

Vne thing that I struggle to do is journey out in public due to the distances I have to travel.  To get to a destination and because of having limited access to my adapted vehicle I rely on taxi services to get me to and from places. I have become a regular with my local taxi… Continue reading Disability Education – Taxis