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Tryb4uFly at The Mobility Roadshow: discover easier air travel with a disability
5th May 2017
Tryb4uFly, a service provided by Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), will be offering free workshops and information about accessible air travel at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow 1-3 June, NAEC Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, stand C21.
Organised by Goose Live Events on behalf of the charity Mobility Choice, the Mobility Roadshow incorporating Get Going Live! is an original hands-on event for consumers looking to maintain or discover independence when living with restricted mobility. In addition to one of the largest and most diverse accessible vehicle and mobility product showcases, the roadshow also provides a variety of demonstrations from service providers and charities to answer questions and offer practical guidance on all aspects of mobility.
Tryb4uFly is debuting at the event this year and provides a free advice service for disabled air travellers. This service is hosted by QEF, and expert representatives will be on hand to provide information about air travel for people with disabilities and their families, and offer practical advice and demonstrations. The event will also provide more information about the cabin assessments that are available at three locations around the UK - QEF Mobility Services based in Carshalton, the Regional Driving Assessment Centre in Birmingham and the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre and Mobility Service, Leeds. Each centre has access to a replica section of aircraft fuselage so travellers can trial and compare accessibility and assistive solutions in a realistic environment.
During the practical demonstrations, occupational therapists will guide service users through boarding an aircraft, wheelchair transfer options and support systems available on airplanes. These informative sessions assist with planning, reducing pre-flight anxieties and increasing confidence – and are available at The Mobility Roadshow for free on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June.
Assistive products for easier flying are available to hire from Tryb4uFly and through its close relationship with major airlines, the service can also advise which operators offer specialist equipment to help with a variety of mobility needs.
Ann Frye, chair of Mobility Choice, the charity responsible for organising the roadshow, comments: “We are so pleased to be able to offer this facility at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow. Many disabled people can find any kind of travel quite daunting, and these workshops provide the ideal opportunity for people to find out what is available to help suit their particular circumstances. We are enormously grateful to QEF for hosting the sessions over two days of the show.”
The Tryb4uFly website can be found at www.tryb4ufly.org.uk
The 2017 Mobility Roadshow: beyond independence. For all the latest pre-show news and to book a test drive visit: www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk
Early in 2017 we are holding three practical events across the UK to support disabled people who are considering travelling by air.
The day is suitable for individual travellers and parents of disabled children who are considering flying together with health care and support professionals who want to guide their service users.
Taking you on a journey by air, step by step.
We guide you through the whole journey by air, from booking to arrival at your destination to reduce stress and help make your journey comfortable. A replica aircraft cabin will be available for you to see and try seating and transfer equipment.
We cover Booking, insurance, safe carriage of your wheelchair, being fit to fly & medicines, hiring equipment abroad, check in & security, boarding the aircraft, managing challenging behaviours, aircraft seating, airport facilities, hidden disabilities & using the toilet.
Join us as we gather with industry experts
Together with Edinburgh Airport we have lined up a range of experts and guest speakers to take you through a journey by air, including airlines, airport ground handling teams, experts on seating, transferring onto the aircraft, insurance and continence.
Places are limited and booking is essential to secure a place
For more information email: email@example.com
or call: 020 8770 1151
The William Merritt Disabled Living Centre is now offering aircraft passenger assessments at their Mobility Centre in Leeds. Equipped with two rows of aircraft seats kindly provided by British Airways, the mock cabin has already been used by disabled people considering planning a flight.