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Travel Health Journal


An unexpected twist: Travelling with temporary accessibility needs

Our Communications and Marketing Specialist, Daphne Hendsbee, recently experienced what it is like to travel with accessibility needs. Here’s her story and advice. An unexpected twist When I injured my ankle in a rock climbing accident, I never thought it would still be plaguing me a month later on a trip to Las Vegas. Travelling with mobility assistance was an eye-opening experience in accessibility, planning, and patience. Travelling with temporary injuries En route, I found myself stranded on an accessibility bus at the Los Angeles airport, unable to walk to security and nervously counting down the minutes until my connecting flight left without me. Although I cut it very close, I didn’t miss my connection. When I arrived in ...