‘I have to plan for if I am stranded, if I am dropped, if my chair is damaged’: the perils of travelling while disabled

“I travel a lot, but never without fear,” she says. “It sounds awful, but I just expect the worst, then I plan what I’ll do if the worst happens – if I wet myself, if I’m stranded, if I’m dropped, if my chair is damaged. I’m always kind of in a state of distress.”

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion, Transport

Author:
Lucy Webster

Source:
Guardian UK

Date published:
Tue 2nd Aug, 2022