SATH 2010: Self-Advocacy on Steroids by Liz Hamill

Author Liz Hamill will lead two presentation at the SATH 2010 Congress:

The Identification, Care, and Feeding of Travelers with Hidden Disabilities

Travelers with hidden disabilities number in the millions, but they can be hard to spot, which makes it hard for tourism and hospitality providers to serve their needs. Hiddenly disabled travel expert Liza wll will take you on an introductory guided tour, beginning with identification--what is a traveler with a hidden disability? Next, care and feeding: What do people with hidden disabilities (and their travel companions) need from the travel and hospitality industries when they' re planning trips, and when they' re out on the road? Finally, how can travel and hospitality pros market to travelers with hidden disabilities, enticing them out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to travel to new places?

Self-Advocacy on Steroids

Because hidden disabilities are, well...hidden, self-advocacy isn' t just a useful tool to help us get what we need when we' re on the road. It is the ONLY tool we' ve got. Liz will describe how travelers with hidden disabilities can politely, elegantly, effectively, and relentlessly advocate for themselves while they' re on the road. Who to talk to, when to talk, what to say, how to say it, and how to deal with language barriers will all be covered in Liz' s chat.

About Liz Hamill

The author of the upcoming book The Imperfect Traveler' s Guide to Traveling with Pain (Hunt Press, 2011), Moon California (Avalon Travel Publishing, 2009), and the writer of the blog Travels With Pain, Liz Hamill is a leading expert on travel with hidden disabilities. A native of the Silicon Valley, Liz gave up a lucrative but dull career in high tech to become a broke-but-happy travel and food writer. She looks forward to expanding The Imperfect Traveler brand and helping people with hidden disabilities of all kinds get out and explore the world.

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