Love travelling? Use a wheelchair? How about spending your time travelling vicariously, getting inspired and inspiring others?
My name is Susie, I have MS and I am now in a wheelchair. But I love travelling and even though it is much harder now and way more complicated, I have found loads of great information that really helps, such as loads of reviews from other wheelchair users. But there are hundreds if not thousands of pieces of information floating around on the Internet and wheelchair users spend hours trying to find the things that they need to help them travel more easily. I’m trying to bring all of these together and I have made a great start which you can see through WheelchairWorld.org. There’s information on there for over 90 countries and there is tons of information for countries like the UK.
I’ve just gotten Wheelchair World registered as an official charity and this year I will be working with Microsoft to develop an app that will make the Wheelchair World content available in all languages and in a very user-friendly map. I’m also working with Lonely Planet to help update this years Accessible Travel Online Resources guide.
I would absolutely love to have you be part of this journey, and who knows where this will lead, I have already been offered a couple of free holidays and the ultimate dream is that the tourist industry, which is already really paying attention to accessibility, pays attention to the content shared on Wheelchair World and makes even more effort to bring accessibility to the forefront, improving lives for travellers and residents alike!
I would love to hear from people who are interested in joining forces with me, so get in touch! I had to stop working a year ago and I find that this is a great way to work when it suits me, keep busy and keep my mind active but also have plenty of time for invaluable rest and myriad appointments, physiotherapy, counselling and of course holidays!