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UMOJA – new website for differently-abled travel

Millions of persons with disabilities across the globe have great difficulty finding accommodation that is truly accessible for them. At UMOJA, we gather detailed and dependable access related information so that you can quickly and easily find hotels that meet your access needs or preferences. Ultimately, our goal at UMOJA is to enable great accessible travel. To learn more about our story or to reach out to us, check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/umojatravels

The website has created two itineraries for the Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) in North India and Golden Beaches (Bombay-Goa-Kerala) in West India which can be booked through their website. They have partnered with Mercury Travels for on-ground support with vehicles and attendants. This includes professional caregivers, attendants, accessible transport, airline services (with Indigo), sign language interpreters, trained greeting service at the airport and lots more.

Truly a blessing in disguise for making someone’s travel dreams come true!

www.umoja.in Packages starting from $600 (approx Rs 41,000 for 5 nights per person).

Wheelchair-friendly taxi services in INDIA

Meru Enable launched a wheelchair-accessible taxi service in Mumbai this month. In Bengaluru, KickStart runs a cab service to cater to those who use wheelchairs. Soon Umoja will launch the Goa’s first wheelchair-friendly taxi.

Meru-Enable

Meru Enable – Mumbai’s 1st disabled friendly cab.

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Kickstart Cabs – Banglore’s 1st disabled friendly cab.

Videos – Meru Video, Kick Star Cabs

SOURCE: Times of India

About SIPA

Spinal Injured Persons Association (SIPA) is a Tamilnadu based registered self-help group working towards the upliftment of persons with spinal cord injury. At SIPA, we strive to create a peer network that has access to information regarding self care, medical advice, financial independence, sport and much more.