Travellers with Disabilities

With its lack of paved roads or footpaths (even when present, the latter are often uneven), Myanmar presents many physical obstacles for those with impaired mobility. Rarely do public buildings (or transport) feature ramps or other access points for wheelchairs, and hotels make inconsistent efforts to provide access for travellers with disabilities.

For wheelchair travellers, any trip to Myanmar will require a good deal of planning. Before setting off, get in touch with your national support organisation (preferably with the travel officer, if there is one) and download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.

Also try the following:

Accessible Journeys (www.disabilitytravel.com)

Mobility International USA (www.miusa.org) Advises travellers with disabilities on mobility issues and runs educational international exchange programs.

Nican (www.nican.com.au) In Australia.

Tourism for All (www.tourismforall.org.uk) In the UK.