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Alternative Leisure Company (ALC) and Trips Unlimited

This website contains information on Alternative Leisure Company and Trips Unlimited which is a New England based company that specializes in providing recreation and travel for seniors and people with disabilities. Recreational activities are throughout the US and trips are world wide. This company guarantees that no one will be denied a trip based on financial need. This company also provides one-to-one services such as door to door service and a traveling companion for those needing individualized attention.

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It took me several years of struggling with the heavy door to my building, sometimes having to wait until a person stronger came along, to realize that the door was an accessibility problem, not only for me, but for others as well. And I did not notice, until one of my students pointed it out, that the lack of signs that could be read from a distance at my university forced people with mobility impairments to expend a lot of energy unnecessarily, searching for rooms and offices. Although I have encountered this difficulty myself on days when walking was exhausting to me, I interpreted it, automatically, as a problem arising from my illness (as I did with the door), rather than as a problem arising from the built environment having been created for too narrow a range of people and situations.

Susan Wendell, author of
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability