A 16-year-old boy has set off across Ireland to see how accessible it is for wheelchair users to travel. James Casserly, who has cerebral palsy, has set himself the challenge to travel to all 32 counties on public transport. He reviews everything from wheelchair ramp availability to disabled toilet provisions in all the places he visits.
“I want wheelchair users to be able to go wherever they please and not have to worry about checking all that stuff themselves beforehand,” James said.
The Dublin teenager has already ticked off counties Westmeath, Kildare and Galway in the Republic of Ireland and has also visited County Antrim in Northern Ireland on his checklist so far. He is hoping to make trips across all the counties, north and south, with friends and family by either bus, train or tram by November this year.
James, who only started his travel reviews earlier this month, has already amassed over 3,500 followers on Twitter. James hopes his online reviews can go some way in helping to provide other wheelchair users with all the information they may need when they go to plan their own trips across the Emerald Isle. He also hopes it will help highlight to companies the potential issues that someone who uses a wheelchair may have when utilising public transport services.https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61213625