Hi! Im so glad you stopped by. My name is Elizabeth. I have Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair. Having traveled and studied abroad I’ve become passionate about helping organizations and individuals learn about including people with disabilities in international initiatives and programs. I would love to talk with you about how you or your organization can strategize to include people with disabilities in international programs whether that be study abroad, general travel or international development related.
You might be asking, why should you care about accessible travel issues? My answer is, if we’re going to talk about diversity then that includes people with disabilities. If we’re going to talk about including all then that includes people with disabilities. It’s as simple as that. I believe that it is important to talk about issues that affect people with disabilities and that when we do, everyone benefits.
Since earning a B.A. in Spanish and a M.A. in International Leadership I have made it my mission to create practical resources that will empower professionals and travelers with disabilities to handle disability-related issues that may be encountered while abroad. I want more people with disabilities to feel that studying and traveling internationally is something they can do and I want professionals to be equipped to help them achieve those goals.