AXSChat Podcast

Trailblazing Accessible Travel in Costa Rica

October 09, 2023 Antonio Santos, Debra Ruh, Neil Milliken
AXSChat Podcast
Trailblazing Accessible Travel in Costa Rica
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Spark your curiosity as we introduce you to Stephanie Sheehy, the devoted founder of Costa Rica Accessible Network. Stephanie has been blazing trails in transforming Costa Rica into an accessible destination for all. Her journey began with setting up the first travel agency in the country specializing in accessible travel, and now she’s working hand-in-hand with the government to ensure accessible tourism laws are in place. What's more? Her innovative funding strategies operate without any government or community funding. Join us as we unravel Stephanie's ambitious plans to make Costa Rica's accessibility even better.

Ever wondered how designing a bathroom can make a difference in accessibility? Stephanie Sheehy takes us through her solution-oriented approach to creating a fully accessible bathroom in Costa Rica. Learn about her inventive brainchild, La Inspiración, a sustainable business model aimed at designing adaptive clothing for people with disabilities. Stephanie's spirit of collaboration shines through as she shares her experiences working with Will the World in Chile to create accessible beaches, all with recycled plastic. Stephanie's work is a testament to what can be achieved with passion, dedication, and a solutions-focused mindset. So, let's jump in, and stir a conversation about carving a world that's accessible for all.

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Creating a Costa Rica for All
Accessible Bathrooms and Sustainable Business Models
Emphasizing the Importance of Solutions