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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



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. 






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.)




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




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