By Andrew Mitchell
Last fall Huey Tollett launched a new website called Whistler for the Disabled ( www.whistlerforthedisabled.com ), providing information to visitors with a wide range of disabilities on the various services and programs that are available, as well as where to stay, eat and shop.
In the new year Tollett expanded the site to include a new Tour Adventures Recreation Guide for the Disabled, which includes lists of activities available for individuals with specific types of disabilities.
“We have had such a great response from the business community that we have had to separate our guide into a winter and summer tour adventures recreation program guide. The summer… guide will be out in the spring with more adventures customized to a person’s disability.”
Tours are broken down by disability type, with separate lists for the mobility restricted, hearing impaired, deaf, visually impaired, blind, and family and friends of people with developmental disabilities.”
For example, the Whistler Adaptive Sports Program offers ski and snowboard lessons and guides for people with a wide range of disabilities, and recently expanded the program to include activities like cross-country skiing, hand biking, and even whitewater kayaking.