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Tour Guides for Individuals with Developmental and Physical Disabilities

The Guided Tour, Inc established in 1972 is the first supervised travel and vacation program in the US for people with developmental and physical disabilities. This program is run only by paid professionals with a 1:3 or even 1:1 staff to client ratio. A nurse is present on almost all trips and can be requested. This travel program is for ages 17 and older.

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Posted by: grant on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.

I thought this resource was awesome! It's great to see vacationing enjoyable for all people, regardless of an impairment, disability, etc. I think that their website was very informative. Even though, the words were small I feel that it's still easy to access the information and could easily be magnified or spoken using AT on a computer. There was a page that I thought could use EqTDs. The section showing pictures of past trips that people have taken could use EqTDs to allow folks with vision impairments to get an idea of some of the vacations that others have taken.

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