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The trouble with travel: tourism and people with disabilities.

Social Alternatives

Author: Darcy, S., Daruwalla, P.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1999


Three observations from a recent study highlight the range of experiences people with physical disabilities encounter when travelling. Previously only abecdotal evidence suggested that a disproportionate number of people with disabilities experienced anxiety when travelling. Recent research (Darcy 1998) has presented the first empirical quantitative research investigating the constraints and barriers that people with phsyical disabilities experience when travelling. The research shows that many of the constraints and barriers are socially constructed. This paper explores the legislative framework, atttidues and myths, constraints and barriers and equitable solutions for addressing this issue.

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Publish Dates: January 1999
Pages: 41-48
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Accession Number: September, 2011
Notes: Print retained
Keywords: mobilitytourismphysically disabledattitudesequal opportunityDISCRIMINATION
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