ACCESS-ABLE/Travellin' Talk Newsletter

Issue : Vol IV Number 8 (01-August-2001)

Last Update: Monday, 29-May-2006 06:13:16 PDT

VOLUME IV   NUMBER 8  (August)


LA is a great big freeway as the song goes and the sheer size of it can
make it challenging for disabled people. Thankfully, a new web site called
Living Independently in Los Angeles (LILA) will simplify the process. The
site designed by UCLA·s Advanced Policy Institute wants to maximize the
independence of disabled people in LA and shows where to locate everything
from accessible rental apartments to wheelchair repair services, disabled
service agencies and access to LA·s beaches and government
buildings.  LILA·s web site also addresses the needs of developmentally
disabled people
as well as those who are visually and hearing impaired. Visitors to the
site can even find the locations of talking ATM machines and blind fencing
teams. The site is interactive and encourages users to share their
accessible discoveries of LA restaurants, buildings,  etc. Membership to
the site is free, but users must join. Visit LILA at

This new site was traked down and the information provided by Global Access
Disabled Travel Network


This is a one of a kind destination.  Their goal is to offer a carefree
holiday in a wonderful setting with continuous care.  Casa da Jackie allows
a person, however care-dependent or disabled they are to enjoy a break with
or without their family and carer.  You will enjoy a wonderful, carefree,
special -holiday- tailored to your needs. They offer transport,
accommodation, activities and care completely suited to a client needs.

Jackie's House, with a hectare of spacious grounds and over 900 square
meters of living accommodation, is perfectly set in the hills of western
Algarve, with stunning sea and mountain views.  The House has a beautifully
kept garden and swimming pool, a large parking area, and plenty of ground
surrounding it for a country walk.

Built for comfort, Jackie's House was once a family holiday residence,
which has now been adapted for its new life. Downstairs there are five
fully fitted, ample apartments,  two one-bedroom and three two-bedroom.
Upstairs there are four "high dependency" luxury rooms, all with their own
bathroom, supported by a medical room, which will house permanent nursing
staff and medical equipment.  Every bathroom is fully fitted for wheelchair

There is also a very large common room and kitchen. The common room has a
warm fire glowing in winter. The house is warm and instantly welcoming. The
decoration of common areas is simple but of high quality. Dr. Maria Alice
has opted, to honor the House's namesake, to display some of Jackie Pinto's

They also do respite and hospice care as well as long term care.    For
more information about Jackie·s House contact Casa da Jackie, Herdade do
Funchal 8600 - 310 Lagos, Algarve  Portugal.. Phone: ++351282780740 /
2  Fax: ++51282780749
Email: or check out their web site at


OCTOBER 19 - 29, 2001 Boston to Boston with visits to Portland, Halifax,
Sydney, At sea, Quebec City Saguenay River, At sea, St. John, Bar
Harbor.  You will be sailing aboard the Crown Princess with all its resort
amenities.  There is a variety of accessible cabins to choose from.

                                  VALUE ADDED PACKAGE:
                                  1.) Wheelchair accessible staterooms
(inventory guaranteed)
                                  2.) Roll-in showers
                                  3.) $25.00 per person ship board credit
*when booked
                                       before March 1, 2001
                                  4.) Personalized luggage tags
                                  5.) Welcome cocktail party (open bar)
                                  6.) Farewell cocktail party (open bar)
                                  7.) Group escort* (*based on group

RATES PER PERSON: Up to 50% off per person.  Additional costs: Round trip
airfare from/to your home town, transfers ($50.00), Government fees
($75.00), travel/cancellation insurance.

For more information and reservations contact Accessible Journeys, 35 West
Sellers Ave, Ridley Park , PA 19078.  Phone: 800 TINGLES or 610
521-0339.  Fax: 610 521-6959 or check out their web site at


Situated in lovely Victoria, this new one-bedroom Vacation Villa is located
within 12 minutes of 85% of Victoria's Attractions.  Unlike other
accommodations that advertise as being "wheelchair accessible" (regular
room with a ramped entrance), this suite was built for guests who are
wheelchair users.

Every square foot was designed with accessibility in-mind. Each room has
enough free space to maneuver and spin a wheelchair and all doorways are
36" wide with level entrances.  The full size kitchen has lowered counters,
a roll-under sink and cook top. Raised kicks accommodate wheels and
cupboards feature drawers, pullouts and open shelving.

The kitchen includes a full size refrigerator, dishwasher,
microwave/convection oven and cook top. It is fully equipped with small
appliances, dishes and staple food amenities such as coffee, sugar, flour,
spices, mustard, ketchup and butter.

The Bedroom has a 42" aisle to spin a chair and a barrier free double bed.
It features remote control lights and TV with a headboard sloped for ease
of sitting/lying while viewing television.  There is a second bedroom and a
half bath that can be included for additional party members or an attendant.

The Living Room has a sectional couch with room for a wheelchair either
left, right or center. A round bistro table accommodates meals with
additional stools.

The cemented patio is private and pretty with table, chairs, umbrella and
BBQ.  It·s a perfect place for dinner or to just to kick back and relax.
For additional information and reservation contact the owner at Toll-Free
1-888-593-4247 (Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 PST)  1-250-744-0046 Anytime.  Email: To view additional photo and access
information about Victoria check out their web site at


The "Beach Cruizer" will be available for use for an hour at a time on a
check-out basis beginning August 1, 2001. Check-outs will be on a first
come-sign up sheet basis at the Mission Beach Lifeguard Station beginning
noon on August 1, 2001. It is very important that each person wishing to
check-out the Beach Cruizers provide a Drivers License or California ID
card of equivalent, provide their own seat cushion to set on while using
the Cruizer, provide their own assistance to transfer into the cruizers and
out when finished.  A slide board is available and be timely as each
checkout is for an hour. Remember that the Beach Cruizers are a lot of fun,
but all participants must assure they stay dry and out of the
water.  Sincerely, John Gardner Beach Access Manager "When you see someone
who hasn't been able to go across the sand to the water's edge for 10
years, they come back with tears in their eyes," Weseman said. "That's what
it's all about, man.".

A free adaptive sailing program for people with disabilities - July,2001
·      Access in San Diego Guide 2001, hot off the presses - July, 2001
·      Accessible Best of the Port, Best of San Diego Annual Event - August
2, 2001 ·  Assemblyman Juan Vargas Offers a Resolution for Einstein`s Day
in Hi Tech Ed - July 2001 ·      Centers of Accessible Tourism (CAT)
Training - August 2, 2001 · Disabled Independence Day - July 28, 2001
·     Motorized Beach Cruisers Hit Mission Beach - July 2001
·        Society for Accessible Tourism and Hospitality (SATH) - August
2-5, 2001 ·      The Inaugural Point Loma Concert Series - July 2001
·   Universal Design Conference-Let's Build for Tomorrow Today - November
1,2, 2001 ·       View San Diego from your computer -
July,       Accessible San Diego P.O Box 124526 San Diego, CA
92112-4526  *******************************************************************


Access-Able Travel Source is pleased to announce that thanks to Continental
airlines we will again be holding workshops for travelers with disabilities
each day of this year's Abilities Expos.

For more information, cities, dates and how to get free tickets to the show
in your area click here

This month·s FEATURE DESTINATION is the home of the Space Needle,
Seattle.  This is a city that was built on timber and gold, which is pretty
impressive sine no gold has ever been found in Seattle.  Learn all about it


If you are new to our newsletter mailing list and haven·t heard about the
Travelin· Talk Network you might want to check it out.  Travelin' Talk is a
global network of persons with disabilities who have joined together and
formed a unique family of friends around the world. We share knowledge
about our hometowns, or extend a hand to other members while visiting or
passing through.  Check it out at



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