Have you ever attended an Abilities Expo? If not, now is the time! The biggest event for people with disabilities is held each year in numerous cities around the country. Next week, it’s happening in San Mateo, California, October 27-29 at the San Mateo County Event Center!

The expo “opens your eyes to new technologies, new possibilities, new solutions and new opportunities to change your life.” Bringing more than one thousand people with disabilities together under one roof, the Abilities Expo is a celebration of possibility in our community. It’s an event you won’t want to miss.

John Morris in the wheelchair accessible Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

This year, there is even more reason to attend. I’ll be there! And I’m offering my popular workshop, “Open Your World With Accessible Travel” at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, October 27th. It was standing-room-only at the Chicago Expo, so you’ll want to come early to grab a seat – or bring your own (wheel)chair! 😉

The Abilities Expo conference program contains the following description of my session:

The world is more accessible than ever, and the travel industry is beginning to recognize that wheelchair users and people with disabilities want to explore it too! This workshop will provide you with information and tools to plan a wheelchair accessible vacation, opening your world to unlimited possibilities. Come prepared to participate in an accessible travel Q&A that will address a wide variety of questions, concerns and vacation destinations. The presenter, known for circling the globe with one hand, a passport and a power wheelchair, will bring firsthand knowledge from more than half a million air miles traveled with a disability. You will leave this workshop with inspiration for your next vacation and tips to make accessible travel enjoyable for all, including your friends, family members and caregivers.

If you miss the workshop, you’ll be able to find me at the WheelchairTravel.org booth in the exhibit hall. Booth #735 will be my home throughout the weekend, and I’d love to meet you and answer your questions about traveling with a disability.

If you’d like to attend the Abilities Expo, don’t forget to register at www.abilities.com. Registration is completely FREE of charge – it will only take a few minutes to complete, so get started! If you need a hotel in the area, I recommend the San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport Hotel, which is just over one mile from the event center!

I look forward to meeting you in the Bay Area and discussing everything in the world of wheelchair accessible travel!

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