Preparations for Travel with a Physical Disability

A young woman in a manual wheelchair bends over to dip water out of a low pool to wash her hands in Japan
Get everything you need in place so you can start your adventure right as soon as you land.

"Don't accept other people's notions of what is possible," says MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall, a wheelchair user. "I have climbed Masada in Israel and made it to the top of the Acropolis in Greece."

People with physical or mobility disabilities can and do travel around the world to study, volunteer, teach, and more. Some use wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs, crutches, or other mobility devices. Some travel with human or animal assistance.

Are you ready to follow in their paths? Consult the series of tipsheets listed under the Table of Contents on this page to start finding solutions to navigate inaccessible places, learn new strategies, and prepare for differences.