Travelling abroad for the first time after you have suffered a spinal injury can be a daunting prospect. From deciding on a destination, to booking flights and accommodation, there are suddenly so many new things to consider – but this doesn’t have to limit you. Getting advice from someone who has done this many times before and who knows accessible travel inside out can help you get the most out of your holiday.
Here, Raquel Siganporia, who heads up Bolt Burdon Kemp’s Spinal Injury department, gives you her advice around planning an accessible holiday. Raquel, who became paralysed at the age of 11, is the Past-Vice Chair of the Spinal Injuries Association and an avid traveller. Raquel speaks regularly about accessibility issues for people with spinal injuries.