Travel Tips3
Eight Tips for Traveling This Summer

Traveling can feel intimidating for anyone. However, with the right preparation, those who are blind or visually impaired can travel confidently.

  1. Contact accessible transportation services at your destination. Most major cities have at least one company that runs a shuttle to and from the airport.
  2. Call your airline ahead of time. Request that airport personnel meet you and assist you with boarding, connections, and getting around the airport.
  3. Pre-board and bring carry-on luggage, if possible. It makes things so much easier if you don’t have to deal with baggage claim carousels.
  4. Get oriented to your hotel. When you arrive, ask the staff at the registration desk for any assistance you may need to get around the facilities with ease.
  5. Always carry a cell phone if you have one. Have important numbers ready ahead of time.
  6. Carry written directions for where you are going. Also, have the exact address in case you get lost.
  7. Carry your cane. It helps to notify others that you have a visual impairment.
  8. Plan for guide dog restrictions. Call your local guide dog school for information on restrictions.