A well-planned trip can go awry at any time due to miscommunication. While travel problems can easily arise even if a traveler believes he or she has taken care of every aspect of the trip, these problems can be more challenging for people who have inherent communication difficulties due to speech and/or hearing problems. However, don’t be discouraged by the discouraging travel stories of deaf and dumb people.
You can plan a dream vacation alone or with your loved ones by planning a few months in advance and keeping a few important tips in mind. Most of the travel tips for the deaf and dumb in this article are just common sense. To begin with, you need to decide on your travel destination. You can choose to go to any place you want to visit and enjoy an unforgettable vacation experience as long as you plan it well.
Select the hotel
After choosing a location for your trip, you need to make your hotel reservations. This requires you to do your homework properly. You should find the best disability friendly hotels in the area of your visit and check out the list of facilities and services they offer for the physically disabled. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990, hotel accessibility should include a number of amenities for:also deaf and dumb guests. Among which visual warning devices for various room amenities such as telephones, alarm clocks and fire alarms.
Since hearing loss is an invisible disability, you should tell people about it to make them aware of it. The same goes for booking a room in a hotel. You should email the hotel manager, inform him or her of your disability and ask him or her to provide you with detailed information about the special facilities available such as TDD units and closed captioned televisions in the room.
It is strongly recommended to choose a room on the ground floor, so that you can get out quickly in case of an emergency. In addition, you must ask the manager about the check-in and check-out times at the time of making a booking and ask the manager to email you the booking confirmation code on your email ID. In addition, you can request any special assistance you may need during your stay at the hotel from the manager.
Airline tickets and travel arrangements
It is extremely important that you inform the person booking the flight of your hearing impairment at the time of booking your tickets. In this way, he or she can arrange a person who knows sign language in case those services are needed at any time during the security check or when boarding the flight. Most top airlines offer TDD service that allows deaf and dumb passengers to communicate with others through text messages they type on a keyboard. Keep these tips in mind when planning a vacation.