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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™.

 

 

Keep Smilin',

 

Andrew J. Garnett, CATA
President/CEO

 

 

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 AccessibilityBoarding, RestroomsFood 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. 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS CRUISE ACCESSIBILITY PORTAL

 

Equipment Section

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.)

 

Blogs

 

Please click on the link below for our latest "Blog" on New Ships.  

 

New Ships:  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas and Celebrity Edge

 

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

 

 

 

Toll Free: (800) 513-4515| International: (1) 954.585.0575

International Guests may also call us utilizing your Favorite Web Communication Application

agents@specialneedsgroup.com

www.specialneedsgroup.com

302 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach, FL 33004

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August 2017 Newsletter  

Official News Releases

October 17, 2017
Special Needs Group / Special Needs at Seas to Celebrate 10th Anniversary on February 14th
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
February 13, 2017
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
Special Needs Group® / Special Needs at Sea® Named Silver Winner of the 2017 Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Hospitality, Overall -- Special Needs
November 13, 2015
SNG announces Certification Milestone
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
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

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.

Articles

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

 

 

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