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Month: February 2019

Flying with Disability in India – Brief on DGCA Guidelines

Posted in Disability Support, and Travel

DGCA Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities Air travel is quite stressful as is, and it becomes rather burdensome when you are unable to avail the assistance you need. If you are a person with disabilities or reduced mobility, you are legally entitled to avail services from your chosen airline provider. You are also entitled to receive assistance from the airline and airport staff to make your air travel experience hassle-free. The Directorate General of Civil…

Flying with Disability – Aviation Guidelines in India

Posted in Accessibility, Disability Support, and Travel

Directorate General of Civil Aviation Guidelines for Persons with Disabilities and/or Reduced Mobility 1. AIRLINE SPECIFIC No airline shall refuse to carry persons with disability or reduced mobility and their assistive aids/devices, escorts and guide dogs including their presence in the cabin, provided such persons or their representatives, at the time of booking, inform the airline of their requirement(s). The airlines shall incorporate appropriate provisions on their website within three months from the date of…

Blind in Dubai – Persons with Determination

Posted in Accessibility, and Disability Support

Recently, I visited Dubai on a business trip and got a peek into what the city had to offer for persons with blindness. They call persons with disabilities as ‘persons with determination.’ I am not sure what to make of it. If someone says that you are determined, may be, you have to take it on face value. But, I found myself wondering why they were making a big deal out of it. Anyway, applying…