A new word to add to the book of good manners, in order to understand it, but not repeat it. And pass it on, in order to vanquish the virus of ableism.
Accessible tourism deserves a home where you can ring the bell and be welcomed. A digital or physical place where you can find all the information to travel freely, and without surprises.
I decided to take my driving test because I want to decide where to go and my 4 wheelchair wheels are no longer enough. I will travel across Italy, choosing where to go and enjoying the journey, even on my own.
When something is missing a gap is created, an obstacle and the desire to overcome it, whether it is a physical barrier like a step or a mental barrier like discrimination.
Sitting in a wheelchair is in itself a journey, day after day. Travelling on four wheels becomes a constant in life. Just don’t let it become a restraint or a limitation and plan your travels with a few extra precautions.
The search for autonomy for an independent life is like the search for happiness: it is often the little steps or little achievements which make you claim a victory.
At the start the column of Valentina Tomirotti, author of Pepitosa Blog