Inclusive Journeys: How Accessible Go is Changing Travel
Season 2 Episode 32 #63
October 6, 2023
Podcast Link: How Accessible Go is Changing Travel
Navigating the world with a disability can often feel like an uphill battle, especially when it comes to travel. We’ve experienced it firsthand as we journey with our son Lliam. Our struggles sparked a conversation and led us on a journey to understand more about accessibility. We found ourselves crossing paths with the passionate advocates behind AccessibleGo – a leading accessible travel website in the US that’s revolutionizing the game for travelers with disabilities. Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a deep dive into this fantastic platform and the people at its helm.
In our chat with AccessibleGo’s Program Manager, Patch Epstein she gives us an inside look into how they’re breaking down barriers in travel, confirming accessibility for each booking, and generating revenue while doing so. Patch shares the experiences of several clients and the transformative impact AccessibleGo has had on their travels. Plus, we pick her brain on ways we can make our own spaces more welcoming and accessible.
We round off our discussion by delving into the wide array of services AccessibleGo offers to improve travel accessibility, and Patch shares their vision for the future. From booking accommodations to providing a treasure trove of resources for travelers with disabilities – they’re truly making a difference. Patch also talks about their inspiring Travel Inspiration blog, a brilliant resource for activity ideas. So, let’s explore together and learn about the incredible work AccessibleGo is doing to pave the way for truly accessible travel for all.
Patch is passionate about helping ensure that all community members have what they need to enjoy their trip – rather than managing the details of their trip. She is also super excited to work with a team of incredibly talented colleagues (did you read the other bios on this page?). Patch is excited to bring pieces of her eclectic and varied background to accessibleGO.
Patch has traveled to various countries throughout Europe and the Far East. She eagerly anticipates her next trip.
Favorite US travel spot: Patch’s favorite place to travel in the US is Austin, TX.
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