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Posts Tagged ‘out and about’

Out and About: 5 Tips on How to be Helpful to Disabled People you Meet

picture is looking along an empty train platform on a rainy day. In the centre of the platform a sign says "help point" and next to that is a big, round device with buttons, used at stations by passengers for getting help and information.

As I have discussed in the previous posts in this series, disabled people are supported to learn to travel in a variety of ways and there are a variety of things that we can do while we’re out to try to make sure that everything runs smoothly. But for you non-disabled people out there who want to try to be helpful, what can you do? I thought it would be a useful topic to discuss.

Out and About: Travel Training

 

In the previous two posts, I have focused primarily on travel for visually impaired people. However, people with a wider range of needs require support to learn to get around and this is often delivered through lessons called Travel Training. So, in this post, I shall give you a brief overview of what that is.