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Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association today acclaimed the unanimous vote by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis to 50 percent of the entire fleet by 2020. Beginning in January 2015 a 30 cent per ride surcharge will be applied to the 13,000-plus yellow cabs […]

News from NSCIA: May 2014

News from NSCIA: May 2014

Lex Frieden on civil rights; Improve Access to Wheelchair Repair; New Board Member Darren Brehm

News from NSCIA

News from NSCIA

Crowdfunding Campaign, Urology Coalition, Strengthening SCI/D Peer Support

'Save the Wheelchair' Campaign Launched

‘Save the Wheelchair’ Campaign Launched

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association member Kesha Pilot, a 27 year-old wheelchair user and disability advocate from Hot Springs, Ark., has launched the Save the Wheelchair campaign to raise money to support United Spinal’s third annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Roll on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 22-25, 2014, is United Spinal’s annual […]

Historic Settlement on NYC Taxi Access

Historic Settlement on NYC Taxi Access

On Dec. 6, 2013 a historic settlement agreement was announced at a press conference in Lower Manhattan between the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, United Spinal Association, and other disability organizations that would make 50 percent of yellow taxis in Manhattan wheelchair accessible no later than 2020. “This will open incredible new opportunities […]

Access to Women’s Health Equipment

Inaccessible Diagnostic Tools Risk Lives of Women with Disabilities   Esther Jones, a power wheelchair-user from the Bronx, N.Y., who lives with numerous disabilities including diabetes and arthritis, spent years fearing for her health and well-being, but was unable to do much about it. Jones, whose mom had been diagnosed with breast cancer, knew the […]