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Travelin' Talk Network
PO Box 1796
Wheat Ridge, CO  80034
303-232-2979 Voice
303-239-8486 Fax

Email:  info@travelintalk.net
Website:  www.travelintalk.net

The Travelin' Talk Network is a global network of persons with disabilities who have joined together and formed a unique family of friends from around the world.  They share knowledge about their
hometowns or extend a hand to other members while visiting or passing through.  It is a wonderful way to take the fear out of traveling.  After all, isn't that what usually stops people from traveling - not knowing where to find the services they need?

There is a ONE TIME membership fee to help cover the cost of the site and to increase member benefits.  This is $19.95 US for individuals and $24.95 US for businesses.  The Travelin' Talk
Network also publishes a monthly newsletter in conjunction with Access-Able Travel Source.  This newsletter is a good source of travel information and features accessible destinations as well as travel tips and valuable resources.

Mobility International
PO Box 10767
Eugene, OR  97440
541-343-1284 V/TTY
541-343-6812 Fax

Email:  info@miusa.org
Website: http://www.miusa.org

Mobility International is a non profit organization that promotes international educational exchange, leadership and disability rights and travel for persons with and without disabilities.  MIUSA hosts international education exchanges for youth, adults and professionals in the US and around the world.  They publish a quarterly newsletter, 'Over the Rainbow'.  Annual membership is $35.00 US and to receive only the newsletter is $15.00 US.  They maintain information sheets on many areas of the world.  They are an excellent resource for many areas.  They have approximately 60 offices located throughout the world.
Moss Rehab Hospital Information Services
Moss Rehab Resource Net
1200 West Taor Road
Philadelphia, PA  19141-3099
215-456-5995
215-456-5995 - Library

Email: netstaff@mossresourcenet.org
Website:  http://www.mossresourcenet.org/

Moss Rehabilitation Hospital Information Service has been a source of information and referrals for travelers with disabilities for years.  Due to budget constraints, they no longer send out information, however they do have excellent information on-line.  MossRehab ResourceNet provides people who are living with a disability information and resources to improve the activities of their daily living as well as travel.  They have a variety of information and resources available on their website as well as a complete library at the Hospital.
Elderhostel
11 Avenue De Lafayette
Boston, MA   02111-1746
877-426-8056 

Email: specialneeds@elderhostel.org
Website: http://www.elderhostel.org/

Elderhostel is a non profit organization for persons who are aged 55 years and older.  They provide great educational programs where you can learn about the history and natural wonders of the world!  Elderhostel allows you to travel to places you have only dreamed about allowing you to engage your mind while getting to know like-minded folks who share our enthusiasm for life and zest for learning.  For over 20 years Elderhostel has been providing adventures in learning for thousands of older Americans.  Many of their programs can accommodate persons with disabilities.
IAMAT (International Assn. For Medical Assistance to Travelers)
1623 Military Road, #279
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
716-754-4883

Email: info@iamat.org
Website: www.iamat.org

IAMAT is a  non profit Foundation established in 1960, the aim of the organization is to advise travelers of health risks, geographical distribution of diseases, immunization requirements for all countries, and to make competent medical care available to the traveler around the world.  All doctors will speak either English or French besides their mother tongue and have had medical training in a western country.  A traveler who may need the care of a doctor in Rome, Haifa or Oska will feel as he is being treated by his family doctor even while in a foreign country.  There is no charge to become a member and receive their directory and other useful information, but they do accept donations and are appreciated to help support IAMAT's work.
NICAN (National Information Communication Awareness Network)
PO Box 407
Curtain, ACT  2605
1 800 806 769 V/TTY
(02) 6285 3713
(02) 6285 3714 FAX

Email:  nican@spirit.com.au
Website: http://www.nican.com.au/NICAN.html

NICAN is a non profit organization based in Australia.  They have been providing information for persons with disabilities since 1988.  They began by establishing a comprehensive database of recreation and sporting opportunities throughout Australia.  NICAN soon became aware of the need for information in other areas, particularly tourism and the arts.  They
started to collect information on accessible tourist accommodations, transport and tour operators. 

Although they do not do trip planning, they will be happy to answer specific questions.

Big Apple Greeters
1 Center Street, 19th floor 
New York, NY 10007
Visitor Info: 212-669-8159
Volunteer Info: 212-669-2364
Access Project: 212-669-3602
General Info: 212-669-2896
Fund Raising Info: 212-669-8281
Fax: 212-669-3685
Email: information@bigapplegreeter.org
Website: www.bigapplegreeter.org/contact.html

Big Apple Greeters is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance New York City's worldwide image and to enrich the New York experience by connecting business and leisure travelers with knowledgeable and enthusiastic     volunteers.  This is a free public service that helps visitors discover the hidden treasures of New York City, the world's most exciting and diverse city.  This is also a way for New Yorkers to show their pride in the city and its many neighborhoods, and a way to give something back to the city they love. The most exciting and rewarding way to experience the Big Apple!

Accessible San Diego
P.O. Box 124526
San Diego, CA 92112-4526
Phone:  858-279-0704
Email: web@accessandiego.com
Web Site: www.accessandiego.com/

Accessible San Diego is the nation' s first non-profit Information Center for travelers with disabilities, founded in 1988 and has, for the past nine years, been the foremost information center for visitors and the local hospitality community.  Accessible San Diego provides valuable resources for the traveler with a disability via its information center, the "Access in San Diego" guide and through its hotline telephone and web site.

Keroul
4545 Pierre-De Coubertin Ave.
P.O. Box 1000
Station "M", Montréal, Québec H1V 3R2
Phone: 514- 252-3104
Fax: 514-254-0766
Email: infos@keroul.qc.ca
Website: www.keroul.qc.ca/index-a.htm

Over the past 20 years, Kéroul's mission has been to join the tourist industry in making tourism accessible to persons with restricted physical ability.  In travel packages, training,
information or documentation, Kéroul offers a wide range of services designed to meet the needs of tourist businesses wishing to gain a share of the sizable market made up of persons with restricted physical ability.

Holiday Care Service
2nd Floor Imperial Buildings
Victoria Road, Horley
Surrey RH6 7PZ
United Kingdom
Information: ++ 1293 774535
Admin/Consultancy: ++ 1293 771500
Reservations: ++ 1293 773716
Minicom: ++ 1293 776943
Email: holiday.care@virgin.net
Website: www.holidaycare.org.uk/

If you are disabled, an older person or caregiver, Holiday Care can help you take a break. They have information on hundreds of accessible hotels and visitor attractions in the UK and a range of information sheets on overseas destinations.  They also offer a professional advice & consultancy service to the tourism industry.

CO.IN. - Consorzio Cooperative Integrate
Via Enrico Giglioli, 54/a
00169 Roma
Tel. and Fax: ++ 39-(0)6/23267504 - 23267505
E-mail: turismo@coinsociale.it
Website: www.coinsociale.it/

CO.IN is knowledgeable about the accessibility of monuments, museums, restaurants, hotels and other tourist sites in Rome. They can assist with organizing your stay in the "Città Eterna" according to the individuals wishes and needs. Consulting the list of all italian towns' accessibility guides.  Availability of useful addresses to visit Italy without barriers.  All the above mentioned is aimed to make easier a stay in Italy.  Information about Rome and Milan are available so far but data about other Italian cities will be soon added.



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