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RE­SOURCES FOR THE DIS­ABLED AC­CESS NORTH­ERN CAL­I­FOR­NIA: A non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to pro­vid­ing in­creased op­por­tu­ni­ties and im­prov­ing ac­cess to travel and out­door recre­ation for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties through­out North­ern Cal­i­for­nia. Web­site (ac­cess­nca.org) has a large re­source sec­tion with lodg­ing, parks, trans­porta­tion, adap­tive recre­ation and more.

AC­CES­SI­BLE SAN DIEGO: This is a non-profit in­for­ma­tion cen­ter for trav­el­ers with dis­abil­i­ties in San Diego County. In­for­ma­tion avail­able via their web­site (ac­cess-sandiego.org) and they pub­lish an an­nual guide avail­able via down­load or hard copy. CAR REN­TAL: Avis Rent a Car has an “Avis Ac­cess” pro­gram that of­fers a ded­i­cated 24-hour toll-free num­ber (1-888-879-4273) for cus­tomers with spe­cial travel needs; spe­cial car fea­tures such as swivel seats, spin­ner knobs and hand con­trols; and ac­ces­si­ble bus ser­vice.

HEAR­ING IM­PAIRED AS­SIS­TANCE: Tdd-to-voice or voice-to-tdd re­lays.

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LOS AN­GE­LES HAND­I­CAPPED TOURIST ACCESSIBILITY GUIDE: Avail­able on­line at la­tourist.com. In­cludes ac­ces­si­ble tourist at­trac­tions, hik­ing trails, out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, trans­porta­tion and more.

NA­TIONAL PARKS: Free ac­cess to na­tional parks is avail­able to U.S. cit­i­zens and res­i­dents who have a per­ma­nent dis­abil­ity. The Golden Ac­cess Pass­port is avail­able at any Na­tional Park Ser­vice Head­quar­ters.

STATE PARKS: The Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation of­fers a Dis­abled Dis­count Pass which pro­vides a 50 per­cent dis­count for use of all ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties (in­clud­ing day use park­ing, camp­ing and boat/day use park­ing fees) at any unit of the Cal­i­for­nia State Park Sys­tem op­er­ated by the State Depart­ment of Parks and Recre­ation. Cost is $3.50 and is avail­able on­line (www.parks.ca.gov) or by call­ing 1-800-777-0369.

TRAIN TRAVEL: All rail ser­vices in Cal­i­for­nia are wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble. In ad­di­tion, Am­trak of­fers a 15% dis­count to trav­el­ers with dis­abil­i­ties (1-800872-7245 or am­trak.com).

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