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John Morris & WheelchairTravel.org In The Media
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John Morris is the globe-trotting Founder of WheelchairTravel.org, known for traveling the world with one hand, a passport and a power wheelchair. He holds a Bachelor's degree in history and political science and an Master's degree in history from Florida State University. He previously taught high school history in St. Louis, Missouri, serving as part of the Teach for America corps, following three years at the Foundation for Excellence in Education in Tallahassee, Florida. After a serious motor vehicle accident in 2012, John was left a triple amputee and wheelchair user. Having flown more than half a million miles since his recovery, he is among the world’s most traveled wheelchair users. John’s lifelong commitment to the marginalized in society served as preparation for a life with disability and his subsequent advocacy for accessibility and inclusion. He eloquently shares his vision for an accessible world with both travel providers and the community at large.

Press Inquiries

Contact John For Your Story
John's breadth of experience in traveling with a disability has made him a regular contributor to online publications and a valuable resource to journalists. Press inquiries can be directed via e-mail to john@wheelchairtravel.org. Please be sure to include your deadline when making a request.

Media Appearances & Articles

Past Features
A partial list of my media appearances, contributions and original articles, listed below for your reference.

September 21, 2017The GuardianAccess denied: wheelchair metro maps versus everyone else's
August 12, 2017Creating Life's New Normal with John RegisterNo Legs, One Arm, All Travel - The Power World of John Morris
August 11, 2017USA TODAYHow to master the art of business travel
August 4, 2017Wheel:LifeWheelchairTravel.org: Blazing the Trail Towards an Accessible World
July 27, 2017U2 GuideAdvice for disabled travelers wandering the world
November 22, 2016Chicago TribuneO'Hare holiday travel tips: 7 experts map out their secrets
November 1, 2016Huffington PostThe Tourism Industry Is Finally Recognising The Importance Of Accessible Travel, But What Does It Actually Mean?
October 6, 2016Urban MilwaukeeMCTS Receives National Recognition for Outstanding Service
August 15, 2016Stride TravelTips for Traveling With Limited Mobility
Summer 2016Quest MagazineWhere To Stay When Away
July 29, 2016Simply Emma5 Must-See Things in Berlin, Germany
July 14, 2016Magic of MilesWhen Your Summer Plans Go Awry
July 4, 2016Travel Blog SquadWhat Inspired Me To Start A Travel Blog
February 21, 2016MediumDisability and Respect Through the Lens of Air Travel
January 31, 2016TravelZorkNew Year's Eve in the Prague Marriott Presidential Suite
January 30, 2016MediumDisability and the Transformation of Memory
January 15, 2016The Mendeleyev JournalPhysical Accessibility in Russia
January 12, 2016The MightyTo the Person Adjusting to a New Life of Disability
September 25, 2015ABC News AustraliaInternational airlines under pressure to better accommodate travellers in wheelchairs
September 25, 2015ABC News: PM with Mark ColvinAustralian woman fighting to change the global aviation industry
September 17, 2015The Midtown GazetteElevator upgrades at 57th Street station
August 4, 2015Phoenix SocietyJohn Morris - Traveling by Wheel
July 30, 2015The MightyWhen a Panhandler in a Wheelchair Changed How I Think About Respect
July 19, 2015Renes PointsInternational Travel in a Wheelchair on SkyTeam Flights
July 13, 2015East Orlando PostUse These 5 Tips to Make Air Travel Pleasant
June 22, 2015The MightyWhy Travelers With Disabilities Need to Reclaim Their Voice
June 16, 2015East Orlando PostWanderlust And The Joys Of Travel

Conferences & Speaking Engagements

Meet John on the Conference Circuit
A partial list of my appearances at public events and conferences, where I am frequently an attendee, exhibitor or conference speaker.

Event/ConferenceDate(s)Location
Abilities ExpoDecember 1-3, 2017Washington, D.C., USA
Abilities ExpoOctober 27-29, 2017San Francisco, CA
TSA Disability and Multicultural Coalition ConferenceAugust 8, 2017Arlington, VA, USA
Amputee Coalition National ConferenceAugust 3-5, 2017Louisville, KY, USA
Abilities ExpoJune 23-25, 2017Chicago, IL, USA
TBEX North AmericaMay 4-7, 2017Huntsville, AL, USA
Amputee Coalition Hill DaysApril 25-26, 2017Washington, D.C., USA
Abilities ExpoSeptember 16-18, 2016Boston, MA, USA
United Nations Development ProgrammeJune 6, 2016Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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