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BART Approves Accessibility Compromise

BART Approves Accessibility Compromise

The Bay Area Rapid Transit approved a compromise with disability advocates on February 26 that would somewhat preserve wheelchair access by removing floor-to-ceiling poles from the center door of its new “Fleet of the Future” train cars. Jessie Lorenz, executive director of the Independent Living Resource Center in San Francisco, isn’t happy with the compromise. […]

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

New Access to Parks Project will Survey National Parks

Many national parks have wonderfully accessible features, but you wouldn’t know it from researching the parks online. To solve this problem, wheelchairtraveling.com is launching its Access to Parks Project, which kicks off in May with a two-week trek to document accessibility features of Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and […]

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

Disney Universe: Changing, But Still Magical

It’s the Happiest Place on Earth. Is it also the most accessible?

The Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park is noted for being accessible for all.

Accessible Public Spaces

Universal design in landscape architecture is redefining access in parks, memorials and other public spaces.

Bunker Hill Monument

Exploring Boston’s Freedom Trail

A step-by-step guide to finding accessible landmarks of the Revolutionary War and other historic events.

ACS helped improve access at the San Diego Zoo.

Accessibility Services: A Tradition of Access

United Spinal helps major builders meet — or exceed — accessibility laws and codes.

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

Mayor’s Challenge a Chance to Improve Access

United Spinal has joined the effort to make sidewalks, crosswalks and bus stops more accessible.

D.C. Cabs Given More Time to Become Accessible

D.C. Cabs Given More Time to Become Accessible

The Washington, D.C., Taxicab Commission announced that cab companies who fail to meet the time requirements of the Taxicab Service Improvement Amendment Act of 2012 will be able to request an additional 180 days to comply. Taxicabs and black car luxury companies were to have 6 percent of their fleets wheelchair accessible by this past […]

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Three wheelchair users filed a lawsuit against a trio of hotel operators they say discriminated against them by failing to provide accessible hotel shuttle transportation. “For those of us who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices, it’s difficult enough to get around most cities when we travel,” says plaintiff Ruthee Goldkorn, from Los Angeles. “All […]

4 Tips from “Disability Gym Workout”

4 Tips from “Disability Gym Workout”

There is a great new video showing how to get a good workout at any gym in any city regardless of your wheelchair or disability. The 16-minute-long video, “Disability Gym Workout” is produced by the Active Hands Company, maker of the grip-aids for quadriplegics, and it’s narrated by Rob Smith, a fellow wheelchair-user. Here are […]