Christa Couture’s Accessible Travel Adventures

Christa Couture’s Accessible Travel Adventures

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Christa Couture’s Accessible Travel Adventures 🪂
In this eye-opening episode of Access Tech Live, host Marc Aflalo sits down with Christa Couture, the talented host of AMI-tv’s show “Postcards From,” which is all about accessible travel. Join us as we dive into the intricacies of traveling with a disability and discover how adventure and accessibility can coexist harmoniously.

00:00 Introduction to Accessible Travel
01:39 Common Misconceptions about Traveling with a Disability
04:49 Experiences and Destinations in Accessible Travel
07:12 Welcoming and Inclusive Destinations
08:10 Unexpected Accessibility Issues
09:05 Tools and Resources for Accessible Travel
11:25 Favorite Destinations and Experiences
12:42 Upcoming Destinations

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Key Highlights:
• Breaking Down Misconceptions: Krista Couture, a writer, musician, and amputee, shares her insights on common misconceptions about traveling with a disability. She emphasizes the importance of extra planning and preparation, from packing essential items like a prosthetic leg charger to considering physical capacities and accessibility features at travel destinations.

• Innovative Show Format: “Postcards From” is a unique travel show that explores destinations through the senses, making each episode accessible and engaging for viewers with different types of disabilities. Krista explains how the show adapts to her needs and how it aims to provide a sensory-rich experience for all.

• Unexpected Adventures: Krista recounts surprising and delightful experiences, such as adaptive skiing in Whistler and exploring the quirky community of Dawson City. These adventures challenge her assumptions and highlight the creativity and hospitality of the people she meets along the way.

• Accessible Travel Tips: Krista offers practical advice for ensuring accessibility during travel. She discusses the importance of researching accessibility features, using apps like Access Now, and directly contacting venues to gather necessary information. Her tips are invaluable for anyone planning a trip with accessibility needs.

• Heartwarming Stories: From swimming with the Salt Spring Seals to navigating go-kart tracks in Niagara Falls, Krista’s stories are both inspiring and educational. She highlights how communities come together to support accessibility, making travel more inclusive and enjoyable.

• Future Destinations: Get a sneak peek into the exciting destinations featured in the current season of “Postcards From,” including Salt Spring Island, Drumheller, Edmonton, Montreal, and more. Krista shares her favorite experiences and the welcoming spirit of the places she visits.

About Access Tech Live
Access Tech Live is a weekly TV show that explores the world of technology and accessibility. Hosted by Steven Scott and Marc Aflalo, two experts in the field of assistive technology, the show features panel guests and features discussing how tech affects people with all kinds of disabilities. Whether it’s specialist gear or commercial devices, Access Tech Live will bring you the latest news, reviews, and interviews on how technology can enhance the lives of people with disabilities. Tune in every Thursday from noon to 1 pm ET on AMI-tv or stream online at to learn more about the intersection of technology and accessibility. Access Tech Live is the show that informs and educates you on all thing’s tech and accessibility. Don’t miss it!

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AMI is a not-for-profit media company that entertains, informs, and empowers Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. Operating three broadcast services, AMI-tv and AMI-audio in English and AMI-télé in French, AMI’s vision is to establish and support a voice for Canadians with disabilities, representing their interests, concerns, and values through inclusion, representation, accessible media, reflection, representation, and portrayal.

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