An accessible air travel firm is looking to educate the industry and consumers on boarding aircraft and assistive solutions for wheelchair and people transfer.
Tryb4uFly is offering practical advice at next month’s Mobility Roadshow about accessible air travel and will also provide demonstrations.
The company provides assistive products for hire and through its close relationship with major airlines, the service can also advise which operators offer specialist equipment to help with a variety of mobility needs.
The service will also provide more information about the cabin assessments that are available at three centres around the UK. Each centre has access to a replica section of aircraft fuselage so travellers can trial and compare accessibility and assistive solutions in a realistic environment.
During the practical demonstrations, occupational therapists will guide service users through boarding an aircraft, wheelchair transfer options and support systems available on airplanes.
These informative sessions assist with planning, reducing pre-flight anxieties and increasing confidence.
Ann Frye, chair of Mobility Choice, the charity responsible for organising the roadshow, commented: “We are so pleased to be able to offer this facility at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow. Many disabled people can find any kind of travel quite daunting, and these workshops provide the ideal opportunity for people to find out what is available to help suit their particular circumstances. We are enormously grateful to QEF for hosting the sessions over two days of the show.”