Accessible Travel

Haiti is going to be hard going for travelers with disabilities. Crowded and broken streets, anarchic traffic and the absence of wheelchair-accessible buildings all pose serious problems. Traveling with an able-bodied companion can help immensely in overcoming these obstacles. At the very least, hiring a vehicle and a guide will make moving around a great deal easier. Travelers with disabilities shouldn’t be surprised at stares from Haitians, but they’ll often also receive offers of assistance where needed.

For more information, consider contacting Mobility International USA (www.miusa.org), which offers general travel advice for travelers with physical disabilities, and download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.