Disabled Help

Disabled help info on holiday disability services

The following disability help info guide will give you an outline of some of the disability services from which you can obtain further information on any aspect of disabled holidays Brazil for your Brazil travel northeast or elsewhere.

Although the guide is not exhaustive of the various disabilities services you can draw on, it will act as a starting point for your research. The disability help info guide will prove useful whether or not you plan to travel to Brazil northeast.

Disability Services In Brazil

Centro de Vida Independente Rua Marques de São Vicente 225, Gavea, Est. da PUC, Rio de Janeiro 021/257-0019. Campaigning organization for disabled rights and advice on travel in Brazil.

Disabled Services In the UK

Access Travel 6 The Hillock, Astley, Lancashire M29 7GW 01942/888-844, 891-811, www.access-travel.co.uk. Tour operator that can arrange flights, transfers and disabled accommodation.

RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) 12 City Forum, 250 City Rd, London EC1V 8AF 020/7250-3222, minicom 020/7250-4119, www.radar.org.uk. A good source of advice on disabled holidays and travel abroad

Tripscope Alexandra House, Albany Rd, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0NE 0845/758-5641, www.tripscope.org.uk. A registered charity providing a national telephone information service offering free advice on UK and international transport for those who are mobility disabled

Disability Services In the US

Directions Unlimited 123 Green Lane, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 1-800/533-5343 or 914/241-1700. Travel agency specializing in custom tour disabled holidays

Mobility International USA 451 Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401 541/343-1284, www.miusa.org. Disabled help information and referral services, access info guides, tours and exchange programmes. There is a very small annual membership fee, and includes a quarterly newsletter

Society for the Advancement of Travel for the Handicapped (SATH) 347 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016 212/447-7284, www.sath.org. Non-profit travel-industry referral service that passes queries on to its members as appropriate; expect a lengthy delay in their responding to your query

Disability Service In New Zealand

Disabled Persons Assembly 4/173–175 Victoria St, Wellington, New Zealand 04/801-9100 (also TTY), www.dpa.org.nz. Disabled help via lists of travel agencies and tour operators for people with disabilities

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