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First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

First Ever Accessible Tourism Film Contest

This December 4-7, Malaysia is hosting the 5th International Conference on Accessible Tourism (ICAT) and for the first time ever the conference is holding a short film competition. Yes, that’s right, ICAT’s putting on an international short film competition searching for films that encapsulate what accessible tourism truly means. Accessible beaches and hotels, easy flying […]

Say 'Sesame' and Steps Disappear!

Say ‘Sesame’ and Steps Disappear!

Imagine pushing up to a building where you’re face to face with a flight of concrete steps at the front door and no accessible entrance in sight. Then, with a push of a button, a section of the staircase slides back and is replaced by a wheelchair lift. Once you get to the top, you […]

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Grand Canyon Accessibility Focus of New Book

Wheelchair users who are planning to visit the majestic panoramas of the Grand Canyon may be surprised to learn they can reach the bottom of the canyon by vehicle. This is one of the many surprises in a new book by accessible travel guru, Candy Harrington. The book, Barrier-Free Travel: The Grand Canyon for Wheelers […]

Good News, Bad News About Travel

Good News, Bad News About Travel

There’s good news and bad news this summer if you’re planning to travel. First the good news: On the East Coast, the Jersey Shore is more accessible: Hundreds of business owners whose buildings were demolished during Hurricane Sandy’s vicious attack are finding out that it’s good business to make their establishments accessible as they rebuild. […]

Taco Bell Settles $5.4 Million Class Action Suit

Taco Bell Settles $5.4 Million Class Action Suit

A federal judge has preliminarily approved Taco Bell’s $5.4 million class action settlement for failing to meet state and federal accessibility requirements.

FantomWorks' Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks’ Wheelchair Accessible Muscle Car

FantomWorks, a TV show on Velocity dedicated to restoring and modifying custom classic cars, has outdone themselves. No muscle car had ever been made powerchair accessible before, until FantomWorks. They’ve partnered with the Wounded Wheels Project to create a completely powerchair accessible SS Chevy Chevelle, and it’s guaranteed to make you drool. For a car […]

Illegally Parked Cars Get Ultimate Prank

Illegally Parked Cars Get Ultimate Prank

Have you ever searched for an accessible parking spot only to find a vehicle illegally parked there? If so, then this Brazilian video of illegally parked cars getting the ultimate prank should bring a smile to your day. Disclaimer: This absolutely falls into the “This would cool to do but DO NOT DO THIS!!!” category. […]

Pittsburgh's Tall Parking Meters Draw Lawsuit

Pittsburgh’s Tall Parking Meters Draw Lawsuit

When the City of Pittsburgh began replacing its parking meters, it chose not to go with wheelchair-accessible kiosks. Which is why Debra Stemmler, a wheelchair user, made the case back in October 2013 that since she couldn’t access the machine, she shouldn’t have to pay the ticket. After all, she even left a note on […]

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

ACTION ALERT: Help Save the Wheelchair

There are only two days left to team up with Kesha Pilot to raise $15,000 in support of United Spinal Association’s Roll on Capitol Hill. This event pours wheelchair users into lawmakers’ offices where they share real-life stories of what having access to a chair that fits right and works right does for them. Given […]

Voters with Disabilities Victory in NYC

Voters with Disabilities Victory in NYC

United Spinal Association and Disabled in Action, plaintiffs on behalf of all New Yorkers of voting age with mobility and vision disabilities, won a unanimous panel decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that found the Board of Elections in New York City discriminated against voters with disabilities by failing […]