April 2016

March 2016

Wheelchair Accessible Gondola Rides Debut in Venice

By | March 30th, 2016|

They are used to singing “That’s Amore” as they navigate the picturesque canals of Venice, and now veteran gondoliers Enrico Greifenberg and Alessandro Dalla Pieta [...]

Training the Red Cross for Disaster

By | March 1st, 2016|

From Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy to the wildfires of California and floods of South Carolina, there’s been one thing in common: The Red Cross hasn’t understood disability, and that has put lives at risk.

February 2016

Greyhound Settles with Department of Justice over ADA Violation Claims

By | February 19th, 2016|

Greyhound Bus Lines, the nation’s largest bus company, has agreed to pay over $375,000 in compensation and penalty fines to settle claims that it repeatedly [...]

United Spinal Member Sues for Safe and Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty

By | February 12th, 2016|

United Spinal Association member and employee David Heard, a wheelchair user, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Statue Cruises, LLC, for its failure to provide safe [...]

United Spinal News

By | February 1st, 2016|

United Spinal Requests Safe And Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty; Chapter’s Persistence Rewarded With Neilsen Grant

January 2016

Kelli Sem Denied Pharmacy School Accommodation

By | January 11th, 2016|

Kelli Sem has wanted to be a pharmacist since high school, but the 22-year-old says the North Dakota State University Pharmacy School is standing in her way.

Access, Transportation and Progress: Everything is Not Awesome

By | January 8th, 2016|

If you took a look at my Facebook feed lately, you’d think that transportation is more accessible than ever.

Chicago Sets Goal to Make its Rail System 100 Percent Accessible

By | January 8th, 2016|

On Jan. 7, Chicago Transit Authority announced an ambitious new initiative to make 100 percent of its rail system accessible within 20 years.

Single-Aisle Airplanes May Soon Have Accessible Bathrooms

By | January 8th, 2016|

Accessible bathrooms may soon become a fixture on newer single-aisle airplanes as the U.S. Department of Transportation announced in early December that it is considering changes to the Air Carrier Access Act.

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