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. 

Disability, london, Politics, travel

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.

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Tanni Grey Thompson – “Someone once asked, how did I get pregnant? I replied I had sex with my husband, they said that was disgusting, I replied you have not seen my husband I quite like him”.

The UK’s most successful Paralympian of all time talks to Simon Sansome on ‘While Disabled’ about working in the House of Lords and getting ‘Shagged’ on Countdown. Listen to Tanni talk about choosing between Sir Steve Redgrave and Denise Lewis, what happens when she could not be presented with a the Sports Personality of the… Continue reading Tanni Grey Thompson – “Someone once asked, how did I get pregnant? I replied I had sex with my husband, they said that was disgusting, I replied you have not seen my husband I quite like him”.

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BREAKING NEWS- Premier Inn breaches advertising standards for accessible rooms.

Special report by Simon Sansome A few weeks ago staying at Hammersmith Premier Inn I was unable to fully access their accessible room. I booked the room online and, being a wheelchair user I would expect a walk in shower in an accessible room. This was clearly not the case. Working on this issue with… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS- Premier Inn breaches advertising standards for accessible rooms.