Bermuda can challenge the physically handicapped, especially when traveling around the island. The majority of large resort hotels are accessible to handicapped visitors; most of the smaller ones are not. Many of the larger shops and stores cater to the handicapped traveler, but smaller ones do not.
The Pink and Blue public buses are not equipped to handle wheelchairs, but the ferries can handle them quite easily. The Bermuda Physically HandicappedAssociation does, however, have a bus with a hydraulic lift. It’s operated by volunteers, and you can make arrangements in advance by writing Box HM 08, Hamilton, Bermuda HM AX, or 441-292-5025.
Visually-impaired persons wanting to travel with a guide dog must apply for a permit prior to travel. Once this is granted, it must be carried with you at all times. Applications are available at any of the Bermuda Tourism Offices listed below.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism can be reached through its offices in the following locations:
Bermuda: Global House, 43 Church St., Hamilton,
HM 12, Bermuda, _ 800-BERMUDA, www.bermudatourism.
New York: 205 E. 42nd St., New York, NY 10017, 800-223-6106 or 212-818-9800.
Atlanta: 245 Peachtree Center Avenue NE, Suite 803, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-524-1541.
Canada: 1200 Bay Street, Suite 1004, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2A5, _ 800-387-1304 or 416-923-9600.
London: Bermuda Tourism, BCB Ltd., 1 Battersea Church Road, London, SW11 3LY, 020-8410-8188 or 020-7866-9924.