May 2016

United Spinal: Leading the Transportation Fight

By | May 2nd, 2016|

For more than 30 years United Spinal Association has led the fight for affordable, accessible transportation, and today this includes holding Uber accountable to provide rides to all wheelchair users.

Peer to Peer Problems

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Jennifer Mendoza was walking through San Francisco and noticed a bunch of cars with pink mustaches. “I Googled, found out what Lyft was, and said, ‘I have got to be a part of that.’”

Eric Lipp and Open Doors Organizations: Training Uber

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Chicago-based nonprofit Open Doors Organization has trained Uber drivers on how to serve riders with disabilities in 10 cities nationwide.

April 2016

Landmark Settlement Grants Disabled Immigrants Translation Services on New York Public Transportation.

By | April 28th, 2016|

Senior Staff Attorney Reena Arora, talks strategy with Legal Director Katie Rosenfeld. Whether they say hola, bonjour or konnichiwa, disabled immigrants can now [...]

Cody Unser Diving into the Record Books

By | April 18th, 2016|

She is the daughter and granddaughter of Nascar greats Al Unser and Al Unser Jr., but instead of breaking records behind the wheel, Cody Unser [...]

United Spinal Association and New York City Reach Settlement on Curb Cuts

By | April 13th, 2016|

New Yorkers who use wheelchairs continue to have difficulty with curb cuts, as shown in this screen shot from a video in Affect Magazine‘s [...]

The World is Collapsing and We Are Pretty Screwed (so might as well be happy)

By | April 4th, 2016|

The world is going to hell in a hand basket, and the whole ship is going to come crashing down.

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 [...]

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