Easy Access Europe is a new travel Guidebook for travelers with disability. People who are wheelchair users and others with limited mobility finally have a resource designed just for them to make Europe’s highlights easy to enjoy. The Old World, creaky and full of cobblestones, has long had a reputation for poor accessibility. But in recent years, Europe has been making impressive strides towards opening its doors to everyone and, as usual, Rick Steves is right there – this time with his newest guidebook, Easy Access Europe.
Easy Access Europe (a first edition) is the guidebook for people who want the best Europe has to offer, but need to travel at a slower pace. In the past, Ricks guidebooks have focused on economic accessibility (travel needn’t be a rich person’s hobby). With this book, he broadens his teaching to help travelers with physical limitations. Rick covers key European sights, hotels, and transportation in Amsterdam, Bruges, London, Paris, and the Rhine Valley.
You’ll find the following helpful tools in the book:
- Web Resources & Tips: Lists of travel accessibility organizations and publications, and contact information for air travel and tour companies that cater to people with physical limitations.
- 6-page full color London Tube Access Guide: How to navigate the underground while avoiding stairs and escalators.
- Large type: Easier-to-read 11-point font.
Rick and his co-author, Dr. Ken Plattner, understand that degrees of personal mobility vary tremendously from person to person. Theyve come up with various ways of letting travelers know what accessibility features to expect at each destination.