Accessibility in the world
ASIA / EUROPE / AFRICA / AMERICA / OCEANIA
Just my travel impression. Big cities and villages are different. Please read this easygoing, not so seriously.
|Airports are well-accessible place. Using airplane is good
for travelers with disability.
No bridge to airplane, no aisle chair, small airplane (only stairs) are tough, but not impossible to use.
If you rent a car, airport is the best place.
|Usually, subway and
urban train are not so much steps. However Europe trains often have a big step.
The accessibility is changing better today. New stations and trains changed accessible.
With a ramp or elevators, non step at door are important. Wide gate is also need.
|Many taxi in town
means cheap cost. Use it.
Long distance bus are the most difficult traffic for wheelchair traveler. Keep a seat near the door.
I rent a car with a portable hand-control.
|Ships are easy to get
on and off for wheelchair traveler.
Usually non-step at port. On boarding, kind staff always help.
However accessible toilet in a ship is very rare.
|Do not travel in rainy
or snowy season. Also cold season is not good idea because we need many
Many bicycle means wheelchair accessible because of non-step road. Comfortable for wheelchairs.
Asia big city are many traffic, overpass, and underpass. Tough for wheelchair travelers.
exist at airport, station, high class hotel, shopping center, and public
Enough space to access by wheelchair is important. Luxurious equipment is not important.
Westernized toilet are rare in country side of Asia, Africa, and, Arab.