Brand New Guide Book for Travelers with Disabilities, Travel Agents, and Anyone in the Industry: Access Anything: I Can Do That!, Released April 25

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For travelers and industry professionals alike, this guide to traveling with a disability showcases 45 different sports and how they became adapted, includes six motivational interviews with famous athletes and fundraisers, and thoroughly describes all modes of travel and how to avoid barriers and complications. Travelers with disabilities will call it their adventure travel bible, travel agents and marketers will call it their office's best resource for planning trips for travelers with disabilities.

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Beginning April 25, 2007, Access Anything: I Can Do That!™, the second book in a series of travel guides for people and adventurers with disabilities, will hit bookstore shelves all over the country and set a precedent for travel writers everywhere.

An inspirational guide to traveling, adventuring, and sporting with a disability, Access Anything: I Can Do That! dives into the incredible world of adaptive sports and recreation by showcasing 45 different sports that have been adapted for people with disabilities. This one-of-a-kind guide also features essential disability travel information and tips for traveling by airplane, car/rental car, charter bus, cruise ship, and train; essential information for not only travelers with disabilities but all those seeking to market to them and provide travel products for them as well.

For added inspiration, Access Anything: I Can Do That! includes six inspirational interviews with world-class adaptive athletes who have helped change the face of adaptive sports. From Mark Wellman's heroic first ascent of the granite cliffs of 3,300-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, to Erik Weihenmayer's inspiring first-ever summit of Mt Everest by a blind man in 2001. These are the heroes that are paving the way for a more accessible future.    

Their first book, Access Anything: Colorado, Adventuring with Disabilities (Fulcrum Press, 2005), was a breakthrough for travel guides, encouraging people with disabilities not just to travel, but to have a sense of adventure and to try activities that may seem out of their ability level, and this series provides them with the tools to do so.

The authors will be on book tour for most of the 2007 summer, visiting NY in April, DC in May, California in June and July, and the southern states in August. They have also recently been featured on NBC's Nightly News and MSNBC's Roundup as well as Denver's KUSA9. See for these links.

About Access Anything:
The mission of Access Anything is to improve the quality of life for millions of people living with disabilities in the United States and around the world by encouraging them to enjoy life to its fullest through the sense of freedom provided by travel, adventure, and a "never give up" attitude. It is our vision to spread awareness concerning the need for better accessibility by writing a series of adventure travel guides for people with disabilities and to establish a common ground where people and information can come together and work to expand the rapidly growing adaptive travel industry.

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