Accessible Travel Review Website

 
Raised: $500.00
Goal: $500.00
 
 
 

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Rochelle Richardson Garwood

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Traveling with a disability can be tricky! My daughter uses a wheelchair, and we've found that information about accessibility on the web or in print can be difficult to find, and the... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Rochelle Richardson Garwood 9 months ago

Oh my gosh, folks...thanks to two very generous recent donations, I made my goal of $500! I guess that makes this a GoFundMe success story - I got the funding and completed the project - just not in that order. :-D I'm over the moon! Now I just need reviews, and to get the project out to everyone who could use it!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rochelle Richardson Garwood 9 months ago

I keep thinking I should update this, but this is the first time I've had that thought when I was at the computer! Anyway, the website officially launched ten days ago - although I didn't reach my fundraising goal, I received enough that I was able to fund the rest myself. You can find it at http://www.accessibletravelreviews.com . Spread the word - now what I need most are reviews!

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rochelle Richardson Garwood 20 months ago

Well, dang...I got off to a great start, but nothing's happened since Saturday. I know several of my friends have posted this on their walls, and thank you for that! Doesn't seem like the kindness of strangers is working out so much, though...

 
 
 
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Created by Rochelle Richardson Garwood on August 3, 2012

Traveling with a disability can be tricky! My daughter uses a wheelchair, and we've found that information about accessibility on the web or in print can be difficult to find, and the people on the other end of the phone not always knowledgeable. Who better to provide information about accessibility than other travelers with disabilities? This website would allow people with disabilities and their families to rate locations on both the quality of the attraction, lodging, restaurant, etc. and how easy it was for them to get around. $300 would provide for funding for a good-quality script to handle the reviews and web hosting for a year; I put an additional $200 in the goal in hopes of covering some child care so I could finish the site more quickly. The script I'm currently thinking of is JReviews, with the GeoMaps add-on. Using a script such as this should minimize the amount of time I need to spend tweaking, important as the mom of a special-needs 11-year-old and a 3-year-old. :-)

About me: I'm currently a stay-at-home-mom to my 3-year-old, but in a previous life, I worked as an environmental planner. During the course of that job, I created (and maintained for some years) the website of the agency I worked for. As a volunteer, I also helped create and maintain the website of a local non-profit. As the mom of an 11-year-old with cerebral palsy who loves to travel (both the 11-year-old and the mom :-) ), I've often wished for a website like the one I'm proposing. Since no one else seems to have done it, I'm going to.
 
 
 
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Not sure why I didn't see this sooner. That's great that Rick Steves has written a book about traveling with disabilities! (As near as I can tell from Amazon, it's one book, about Europe.) When we finally travel to Europe, I'll be sure to buy a copy. Meanwhile, I know *I* could use some advice on less-exotic destinations. And if you don't know why I need money, you weren't paying much attention.

posted by Rochelle Garwood 20 months ago

Why do you need money to start this? Also, Rick Steves already creates entire books about traveling with disabilities.

posted by Alexis Devan 20 months ago

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Recent Donations (10)

$500 raised by 10 people in 20 months.

$90.00

Anonymous

9 months ago

 

$150.00

Steve Garwood

9 months ago

 
 

$10.00

Jerome Heuze

18 months ago

 
 

Wonderful idea - I am a web developer and let me know how i can help when you get setup - I pledge pro bono work on your project! :)

 

$25.00

Anonymous

20 months ago

 

$20.00

Mary Anna Dunn

20 months ago

 
 

$10.00

Anonymous

20 months ago

 

$100.00

Steve Garwood

20 months ago

 
 

Great idea!

 

$20.00

The LeRoy family

20 months ago

 
 

This is a wonderful idea and I'm sure m any people will benefit from it!

 

$25.00

More of your friends inside the computer ;-P

20 months ago

 
 

Go Rochelle!!

 

$50.00

Lauren & Julian Wynn

20 months ago

 
 

I hope this is wildly successful, Rochelle!

 

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