Travellers with Disabilities

Even Kyiv, the best-equipped Ukrainian city, isn’t that friendly to people with disabilities. The rest of the country is worse. Uneven pavements, steep drops off curbs, holes in the road, lack of disabled access to public transport and very few wheelchair-accessible hotel rooms mean the only way to have an enjoyable time would be to come on a tour catering specifically for disabled travellers – and these don’t exist.

The following companies and organisations can give advice on travel for those with disabilities, though their knowledge of facilities in Ukraine will be very limited.

Access Travel (www.access-travel.co.uk)

Holiday Care Services (www.holidaycare.org.uk)

Lonely Planet (http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel) Free Accessible Travel guide available for download.

Society for the Advancement of Travelers with Handicaps (www.sath.org)