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I stopped travelling for years. Tech helped get me flying again


Melissa ParkerPublished Dec 16, 2023, 9:00am|Updated Dec 16, 2023, 11:52am

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Melissa Parker turned tech into her travel companion

I recently had a nightmare that left me in a state of sheer panic – my wheelchair had been destroyed, it was utterly unrecognisable.

In another nightmare, the wheels had gone missing, leaving me stranded and vulnerable. 

Despite being only a dream, the panic engulfing me felt all too real, my body rigid.   

It remains a reality for many.     

Disabled travellers frequently face the difficult situation of being trapped on a plane, unable to disembark due to being cut off from their wheelchairs. This truth was recently in the news again as a disabled passenger was forced to crawl off a plane upon returning from his wedding anniversary in Las Vegas.    

Sadly, this is a common occurrence for disabled people. According to research from Scope, one in 14 disabled passengers are left stranded on planes [...]

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