Consumer Resources

ADA Resources

Department of Justice ADA Homepage

ADA Information Line – For ADA technical questions and publications
800.514.0301(voice), 800.514.0383 (TTY), Mon.-Fri 9:30 am – 5:30 pm except Thurs. 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Disability.gov – Includes information and links for Accessible Transportation

US Access Board – Accessible design standards and guidelines

ADA National NetworkInformation, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act via 10 regional DBTACs (Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)

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Air Travel

Aviation Consumer Protection, Department of Transportation – Regulations, reports and consumer publications related to the Air Carrier Access Act

DOT Hotline for Air Travelers with Disabilities
800.778.4838, Monday to Friday, 7am – 5 pm Eastern Time

Transportation Security Administration – Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities and Medical Conditions

Accessible Air Travel – Free publication from United Spinal Association

New Horizons, Information for the Air Traveler with a DisabilityDOT publication explaining Air Carrier Access Act regulations

Advanced AeromedicalTherapeutic oxygen and portable oxygen concentrators for travel, 800.346.3556

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Tour Operators / Travel Agents

Able to Travel

Access ToursAccessible tours of the west/national parks

Accessible Cruise Planners

Accessible Journeys

Connie George Travel Associates

Easy Access Travel

Flying Wheels

Undiscovered Britain – Accessible tours to the UK and Ireland

Promotur – Links to tour operators in Europe

Global Access News – Links to travel providers worldwide

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Access Guides – US

Easy Access ChicagoAccess guide from Open Doors Organization

Easy Access Springfield (IL) – Access guide from Open Doors Organization

Access Anything Colorado – Guidebook for Colorado

Access Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco and surrounding areas

Accessible San Diego – Guide and resources for visitors with disabilities

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Access Guides – International

Access Guide Canada

DisabledGo Accessible guides and resources for the UK

Accessible Ireland

Accessible Barcelona

Access in ParisGuide researched by Pauline Hephaistos Survey Projects

Global Access News – Links to access guides and travel providers worldwide

Europe for All – Portal for accessibility information for Europe

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Amusement Parks

Disneyland – Guests with Disabilities

Walt Disney World Services for Guests with Disabilities

Six Flags

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Arts and Culture

VSA – The International Organization on Arts and Disability. Resources and listings of affiliates in the US and worldwide

Art Reach – Arts Accessibility Guide for Delaware Valley, PA

HAI – NYC arts non-profit with searchable “Access for All” database

Arts Line – Disability Access Information Service with information on 1000 arts venues across London, England

Bodies of Work – Network for Disability Arts and Culture in Chicago

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Ground Transportation

Easter Seals Project Action – Promotes accessible community transportation and includes many useful publications and resources online including “Getting on Board: Facts for Customers of Motorcoach Service”

Amtrak – Detailed “Special needs and accessibility” information online
To reserve accessible space: 800.872.7245 or 800.523.6590 (TTY)

BoltBus – Budget service in the Northeast using coaches that are 100% lift-equipped. Information or tickets by phone: 877.265.8287

Greyhound – Information on Personal Care Assistant (PCA) discount and accessible service
Lift-equipped bus reservations: 800-752-4841 or 800- 345-3109 (TTY)

Megabus – Budget travel on low-floor, double-deck buses
Accessible reservations: 877-462-6342

TrailwaysLinks to Trailways motorcoach affiliates nationwide
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Cruises

CLIA-Cruise Line International Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vessel Sanitation Program – Information for Cruise Ship Passengers

Vacations to Go – Searchable database for ship access features
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Online Travel Information Publications

Emerging Horizons – Newsletter edited by Candy Harrington, author of Barrier Free Travel: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for Wheelers and Slow Walkers

Disabled Travelers.com – Online resource for accessible travel information

Gimp On The Go – Online accessible travel publication including tips and resources

Disability ResourcesADA based resource directory that includes travel companies

Disability Travel and Recreation Resources

Moss Rehab Resource Net – Accessible Travel resources

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Life CenterGo to Search & Type “Travel”

Rolling Rains ReportA running dialogue on travel, disability and universal design

DisaboomOnline Disability Community. Search “Accessible Travel”

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Recreation / Adventure

Access Anything – Adventure travel for people with disabilities

National Park Service

National Parks: Accessible to EveryoneNational Park Service guide to accessible trails, camping, picnic areas, services and programs

California State Parks, Accessible FeaturesSearchable database

Massachusetts Universal Access Program

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy – Nonprofit building accessible biking and trails across the US

TrailLink.com – Searchable database from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Wilderness Inquiry – Accessible adventure programs including paddling trips

Disabled Sports USA – National nonprofit with chapters in every region

National Ability Center – Outdoors sports and recreation in Park City, UT

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability

National Sports Center for the Disabled

Access to RecreationAdaptive recreational and sporting equipment
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Organizations

Easter Seals Project Action – Promotes accessible community transportation and includes many useful publications and resources on its website

Mobility International USA – International exchange for people with disabilities

Paralyzed Veterans of America – Veterans association which sponsors many sport and recreation programs nationally

United Spinal AssociationVeterans association with useful publications and full service travel agency

Kostas Z Foundation – Promotes access and integration locally in Chicago and internationally

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