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New York accessibility is a work in progress. While some organizations and properties in the city have made significant progress; accessible buses and Broadway initiatives for people with disabilities, there is a long way to go. Despite the challenges, there is a magic and excitement in the Big Apple that is unmatched in any other city of the world.
Accessible Guide to New York
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Grand Hyatt New York
-Hotel adjoined to Grand Central Station -One 25” high King platform bed, in room-refrigerator -Close to Empire State building, Rockefeller center, Times Square.
Westin New York Times Square
-Two 26.5" double platform beds, roll-in shower - One 28" King open frame bed, tub -Centrally Located, surrounded by lots of restaurants, attractions, and transportation options
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Empower Spinal Cord Injury Provides New Opportunities for Rehabilitation
May 16, 2012 :: By Michell Haase
Stony Brook, New York lies among the sleepy bedroom communities of the Long Island’s northern shore, and will be the host of Empower Spinal Cord Injury, a four-week residential program aimed at improving the quality of life of individuals with spinal cord injury through the use of recreation and peer support.
Summer Camps Abound for Kids and Adults with Disabilities
May 02, 2012 :: By Michell Haase
Now that Spring Break is over, many parents are contemplating camp opportunities for their kids. As the parent of a child with a disability, this wasn’t necessarily something I thought about early on. My daughter had medical needs and mobility challenges. Where would she go? Most camps in the park district flyers didn’t appear to be set up for her. Girl Scout Camps didn’t seem to know what to do with her. What would happen if her shunt malfunctioned or she got an infection? Who would help her go to the bathroom? I asked all these questions, and wasn’t sure that she would ever get to experience the magic of summer camp.
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Hammer Travel Shares Their Experiences in New York City
November 10, 2011 :: By Bridget Ulrich
In October, Hammer Travel headed to New York City to explore the Big Apple, with six individuals with developmental disabilities. Hammer Travel is a service offered by a long-time provider out of Minnesota, Hammer Residences, Inc. Since 1923, Hammer Residences, Inc., a nonprofit organization has helped thousands of adults and children with developmental disabilities experience life to the fullest.
Navigating the New York Transit System for People with Disabilities
September 26, 2011 :: By Michell Haase
has done several accessibility assessments of the New York Transit system. We traveled with slow walkers and wheelchair users, but also looked at the needs of those with hearing and sight impairments. I wish I could say that the New York Transit system was easy to use for everyone. Unfortunately, it is difficult for everyone, including those who don't have disabilities.
New York City Accessibility Visit
September 26, 2011 :: By Michell Haase
As a kid, I watched movies and television shows that highlighted the magic of
New York City
. The romance of places like
The Empire State Building
, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and
have been forever etched in my memory. There is always something to do; dining, sports, shopping, Broadway Theater, music, or just walking the city streets for some of the best people-watching anywhere. Then, there is the legacy of the attacks of the World Trade Center which have forever changed the way we live and travel.
Adaptive Boating for People with Disabilities
August 24, 2011 :: By Todd Huber
Being out on the water can be a very freeing experience for everyone. Seeing gorgeous sunsets drop into the horizon, feeling the wind in your face as the sails tack, or experiencing the thrill of rafting white water rapids along a canyon river all come to mind as adventures not to be missed. These invigorating adventures are not exclusive to those who are able-bodied. There are many opportunities for people with disabilities, too! We've highlighted some fantastic water expeditions that include everyone so that you can get your feet wet, too!
Best Accessible Museums Around the World
August 17, 2011 :: By Stacy Smith
If you are planning a trip with limited mobility then it is imperative that you are aware of the top accessible museums around the world. Here is a list of five museums in five different countries.
Favorite Places to Visit in the U.S.
June 09, 2011 :: By Michell
As the summer begins, and we look at a busy season of special needs travel travel, I fondly looked back to some of our favorite places around the United States. We have been fortunate enough to have traveled widely and done so many interesting, and accessible, activities while on the road that it was hard to narrow it down! I thought I would share with you some of my favorite places in hopes that it might spark your wanderlust, too!
Ink 48 in New York City Proves to be an Accessible Gem
June 09, 2011 :: By Kate Campbell
Just returned from NYC ! Have to say, 'Ink 48 ', a Kimpton Hotel, has the largest rooms and bathrooms in the city.54 X52 bathroom turn around... That's a huge statement for NYC ! The ordinance in neighboring 'Hel's Kitchen' prohibits buildings over 5 stories. The views are spectacular.It was an old 'Printing Press; hence, the name 'Ink 48'. All first floor seating areas are open, inviting and fabulous!It's almost difficult to decide where to sit first! Handicap accessible bathrooms as well off lobby. The deck on the top floor is terrific and available for private events, as well, all year~ Kimpton has some great rates for NYC in the summer as well !! enjoy~
TravelinWheels Highlights Accessible Beaches in North America
March 17, 2011 :: By Michell Haase
Kelsey is graduating high school and I asked her to choose anywhere in the world she would like to go on vacation as her gift. She decided she wanted to go to
. Maui! I love Maui! What a great choice! Beautiful sunsets, great dining, and lovely beaches... Wait! Oh no! Kelsey is far too big for the sled. How will she possibly enjoy those beautiful beaches in her wheelchair?
Travelin Wheels paired with Sports Abilities presents to you a calendar of events for active living in the area you wish to visit
Click on the calendar to see the events posted by a weekly or monthly (current and future) basis.
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Enjoying Accessible Travel in Hawaii
By Travelin Wheels Staff
Having recently spent ten days in Maui, it was very difficult to come back to reality. The sounds of the ocean crashing on the beach, the coconut trees bending in the trade winds, the squawking of exotic birds and the smell of beautiful island flowers intoxicated the senses. Not only is Maui an absolutely beautiful place, but we found accessibility to be very good.
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