Wheeled World in a few words
Injured during the Paris terrorist attacks in 2015, I have been a paraplegic for three years and now use a manual wheelchair... But that does not stop me from traveling!
I created Wheeled World, a non-profit organization, based on a simple observation: during my trips, I met very few - TOO FEW - people with reduced mobility... and now understand why!
Beyond the obvious physical limits, there are many psychological limits to wheelchair travel (difficult projection due to lack of information on accessibility, fear of struggle or frustration while traveling in non-accessible places, lack of understanding of your real needs by tourism actors…).
What I want is to fight these limits. Make you want to travel. And open the way, to allow everyone to do it serenely, whether they are valid or with reduced mobility.
In November 2018, we launched our travel blog that combines travelogues, videos, practical tips and information on the accessibility of the visited places.
It is addressed to all, both valid and disabled! If it contains stories about our past adventures, we want to give it another dimension and prove that nothing is impossible...
That's why we decided to go for a year around the world, starting September 2019...
It won't be any World Tour ! Our journey will cover four continents : South America, Oceania, Africa and Asia!
Destinations not necessarily identified as accessible, in which we can live adventures that will make our readers dream... And will make them want to follow us, figuratively and, we hope so, literally.
Every three months, we’ll come back to France for a few weeks to step back and share our experience.
We want to prove it, nothing is impossible. You just need :
The right equipment : On our blog, we will display information on sport and mobility enhancement equipments that we will use during our journey Video demos, product guides, supplier presentations…
The right team mates : According to destinations, we will ask some team mates to come with us in the least accessible activities to go further Relatives, partnerships with local non-profit, other travel bloggers…
The right information : We will display as much information as possible on our blog… But how to make sure that it is stable over time? To ensure information update and dissemination, we developed partnerships with organization that work to improve mobility: Jaccede.com and Handiplanet
Follow us if you want to know more: @wheeled_world