Disability, travel

Disabled Traveller turned away by First Choice for a spontaneous holiday, because of their 28-day booking requirement for accessible rooms (even when there’s availability).

Being stuck at home for the past six months could put a strain on any relationship. A difference with this one is that I am disabled and require more assistance than most people. As a thank you to my wife for the difficult times I thought it would be a nice surprise to take my… Continue reading Disabled Traveller turned away by First Choice for a spontaneous holiday, because of their 28-day booking requirement for accessible rooms (even when there’s availability).

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Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.

By Simon Sansome Last week I was contacted by a national newspaper asking if they could do a story on myself and Ability Access.  I happily agreed and I said I would do the interview free of charge if they would pay for a wheelchair adaption for a person who contacted Ability Access last week saying… Continue reading Behind every great man is a greater woman. How my wife helped to reach an audience of 20 million.

Disability, hoilday, travel

Disney not so magical, as 29 disabled customers take legal action over queuing system.

Last year I surprised my wife with a holiday to Florida for her birthday. We had an amazing time. The weather, the facilities and most of all the disabled access in Florida is great compared to the UK. The only problem we had was with Disney’s Magic Kingdom, it turns out that it is not… Continue reading Disney not so magical, as 29 disabled customers take legal action over queuing system.

Disability, health, Lifestyle, travel

Hotel owner offers refund to disabled customer but only if he keeps quiet about stay. 

Selma Begum, General Manager of the Villa Mentone Hotel on the Isle of Wight has been recorded in saying she will offer Simon Sansome a journalist and disability campaigner from Leicester a partial refund if he keeps quite about his stay in the hotel.      In a shocking recording the manager can be heard explaining that in return for his silence she will issue… Continue reading Hotel owner offers refund to disabled customer but only if he keeps quiet about stay. 

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Presenter starts petition for change in the law to make travel free for all companions.

Presenter and journalist Simon Sansome has started a petition calling for the government to introduce a new law that allows all companions to travel free of charge if they are assisting a disabled traveller. Currently, if you are disabled and need assistance to travel via bus, plane, boat or train in the UK you have… Continue reading Presenter starts petition for change in the law to make travel free for all companions.