There are several modes of transportation that can be used effectively for those with a physical handicap or disability.
The choice is often dictated by the use it is to be put to and where you want to go and how far, but generally getting about for people with disabilities is easier now than it probably ever has been at any time in the past.
In fact, traveling with a physical handicap is almost as straight forward as it is for most people.
This is thanks to the availability of specially adapted vehicles for the purpose has grown greatly in number to coincide with the growing awareness of the needs of every person in society no matter what their state of health or needs.
So if you want to go on vacation anyplace, it is no more hassle to fly than it is to go by train or bus. You can sail across the sea or enjoy a pleasure cruise around a bunch of islands or across one of the Great Lakes.
Or you also have the option to go by road if it's not too far away, or a hybrid of these modes of travel.
There a type of specially equipped handicapped RV for motor home style vacations, or handicap vans or MPVs for getting to and from airports, rail stations, shipping docks or whatever. These days, traveling poses fewer restrictions on wheelchair users than it ever has done, so no matter what your physical and even medical needs, you can be accommodated one way or another to give you a comfortable and pleasant journey to your destination and back.
Even for short distances, there is the option of handicap scooters that can carry a person around town for getting the shopping done or visiting local friends and family.
It's all about making life easier.
It's a great thing about the progress of this aspect of society and its modes of transportation with the advances in technology and facilities that makes all these things possible. It's good to be grateful for what we have nowadays that our parents and grandparents never had or could even imagine!
Originally posted: February 11, 2013
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