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Where to eat at Edison Ford

Where to eat at Edison Ford

The Edison and Ford Estates on the palm tree-lined McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers, Florida, is just a few blocks from Fort Myers’ historic downtown and many ground-level restaurants that are wheelchair accessible. For those who prefer to stay on or near the grounds, Pinchers Crab Shack at the Marina at Edison Ford is a […]

By April 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

A glimpse of genius

“Genius is hard work, stick-to-itiveness, and common sense.” —Thomas A. Edison The Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida evoke more of America’s history and unique character than most of the country’s leading tourist attractions. And best of all, the buildings and grounds of this sprawling riverfront attraction are mostly wheelchair accessible. Next […]

By April 27, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Is it really accessible?

Is it really accessible?

A recent survey in New Mobility Magazine asked its readers what handicap accessible features were the most important to them during their hotel stay. The top three most important: Comfortably using the bathroom Using a roll-in shower Having a bed that is the proper height Others were concerned with parking, counter heights, having a room […]

By April 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Insider tips for a smooth Disney ride

Insider tips for a smooth Disney ride

The best advice for a successful visit to Walt Disney World in Orlando is to plan in advance for all transportation and access needs. Even though Disney is justifiably renowned for its access and special services, don’t take anything for granted. • Walt Disney World Resort Hotels offer special equipment and facilities, including phone text, […]

By April 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Does my husband qualify for disability access at Disney?

Does my husband qualify for disability access at Disney?

  We had heard that Disney changed its policy on access for the disabled, primarily to prevent able-bodied tourists from scamming the system so they could jump to the head of the sometimes interminable lines at Walt Disney World. The most famous example was a report in the New York Post in May 2013 that […]

By April 7, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Disney removes obstacles for theme park visitors

Disney removes obstacles for theme park visitors

The Great Pyramids and the Taj Mahal are among the top tourist destinations in the world, but they can’t compete on sheer volume with Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, where an estimated 52.5 million travelers flock each year. Nor can the pyramids or the Taj boast that they go out of their way to […]

By April 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

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