United Spinal Association has published an Accessible Air Travel Guide for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities, designed to provide a hassle-free experience at the airport, the organization said.
Wheelchair users and other people with disabilities using assistive equipment, have a little more travel preparation to consider. The booklet provides people who use wheelchairs and other mobility aids with the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable flight.
The Accessible Air Travel Guide notes that travelers requiring special accommodations may ask a TSA officer or supervisor for a passenger support specialist; assistive devices are not counted toward a passenger´s carry-on baggage; an air carrier must provide transportation assistance to a passenger with a disability between gates, from the airport entrance to the gate, and from the gate to the entrance of the airport; passengers with disabilities must be provided an adjoining seat if they are traveling with a personal care attendant. Obtain the free booklet for additional travel tips.
United Spinal Association also publishes a booklet on Disability Etiquette that offers tips on interacting with people with disabilities. Both publications are free.
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D.