The Accessibility Advocate - August 2017
August 10, 2017
From the President's Corner!
I hope everyone is having an enjoyable summer amongst family and friends.
Enclosed within the Newsletter, please read about our Updating of SNG's Cruise Accessibilty Portal, as well as our featured Equipment of the Month.
Thank you again for being a continued partner as we continue to evolve in Delivering an Accessible World™.
Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
Updating of SNG's Cruise Accessibility Portal
Presently, we are in the process of updating our "Cruise Accessibility" section of our website which provides a great resource for assisting special needs travelers. The section details, by Cruise Line and Ship, the Stateroom Accessibility, Boarding, Restrooms, Food and Beverage Areas, and other Amenities which cater to guests with special needs. Please use this section as a valuable tool in educating yourself for a given ship's accessibility.
Manual Patient Lift
Special Needs Group is please to rent Manual 6-Point Lifts to guests sailing out of domestic ports throughout the U.S. as well as those staying at hotels pre- and post-cruise to assist with their special needs. The Manual Lift is delivered, as is our mobility equipment, directly to the stateroom on the ship for the passenger or to the Concierge/Front Desk of the hotel where the guest is staying. We do require the individual to bring his/her own chains and sling for the lift. International order? Please call.
Electric Patient Lift
In select locations, Miami, New York and Seattle to name a few, SNG does rent Electric Patient Lifts. The Electric Lifts require the unit to be charged each evening; it is suggested that the lift be charged for six hours each night, so that at the equipment has the capability of assisting the guest in the morning for his/her needs and throughout the day. Limited availability.
For more information regarding the Manual 6-Point Patient Lifts and Electric Lifts, please call us at 800-513-4515 or 954-585-0575.
SNG Customer Service Representative Team's "Iron Man"
Special Neeeds Group's Customer Service Representatives with perfect attendance from April through June celebrated with a great evening at Off the Wall Gameroom in Davie.
(Top, Pictured from Left to Right: SNG President/CEO Andrew Garnett, Supervisor Zyanja Jimenez, CSR Kathy Vasquez and Logistics Assistant Estephany Brito. Bottom, L-R: Travel Agent Liasion Eubonie Menders, CSR Katrina Gopaul, Office Manager Andriana Nunez and CSR, Paulvens Dunas.)
Please click on the link below for our latest "Blog" on New Ships.
At your convenience periodically, please check our Blog Section on the SNG Website.
Our next Blog will feature Accessiblity in Paris.
Travel Quote of the Month
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
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August 2017 Newsletter
Official News Releases
- February 13, 2017
- Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
- November 13, 2015
- SNG announces Certification Milestone
2,500 Travel Professionals successfully complete Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocates® program!
- July 17, 2014
- Travel Agent wins free MSC Cruise in Special Needs Group Certification promotion
Gloria Hallick, ACC of Expedia CruiseShipCenters in Alberta, Canada is the lucky winner of the SNG Certification promotion that resulted in SNG celebrating over 2,000 Certified Accessible Travel Advocates.
- July 1, 2014
- Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Continue Efforts to Provide Awareness for Special Needs Travel at National Federation of the Blind Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla.
- May 16, 2014
- Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk
Special Needs Group and Sun & Fun Cycles Team Up to Expand Access to Widely Acclaimed Hollywood Beach, FL Broadwalk, Empowering Individuals with Special Needs to Explore Popular Tourist Destination
- March 27, 2017
- Sun Sentinel Community Snapshots
- March 27, 2017
- SNG Featured in nextavenue.com
Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability
- March 27, 2017
- Forbes - Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability
Following these eight tips can ensure that you have a memorable trip
- March 20, 2017
- Dania firm broadens horizons for Travelers with Disabilities
- March 13, 2017
- Special Needs Group Featured in Sun Sentinel
Dania supplier of special needs equipment thrives as travelers with disabilities broaden horizons