Tensions ran high recently at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in San Leandro, Calif., when a wheelchair user blocked a bus operated by AC Transit after being refused service by the driver. The Jan. 10 incident, which was posted on YouTube, shows an unidentified man being turned away when the bus’ wheelchair securement area […]
When the world seems like an unfriendly place for people with disabilities, Super Wonder Cripster Woman dons her cape.
Paralympic athletes from two different hemispheres exchange visits and learn about advocacy and friendship.
Never has Disney put forth a princess with a disability. You think they would’ve by now, but nope, and this oversight spurred Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo to finally do something about it. An artist who become partially paralyzed after having cancer (and beating it!), he saw what it was like to be disabled — an […]
We’ve seen the stories about wheelchair users being mistreated by TSA agents or forced to crawl across the tarmac. Is this typical, or are these incidents few and far between? Are some airlines better than others for wheelchair users? And how often is equipment damaged or destroyed by airlines? Please take our short survey on […]
A New Mexico judge has ruled competent terminally ill adults have a right to physician-assisted suicide under the state’s constitution, despite it being against state law since the 1960s. New Mexico may become the fifth state to legalize the practice if the decision stands. “This Court cannot envision a right more fundamental, more private or […]
To prevent revenue loss due to disability placard fraud, Chicago has instituted a new system that only waives parking fees for drivers who use wheelchairs, or have loss of motor control in both hands, or are unable to walk 20 feet. The placards are yellow and gray rather than blue. There were 299,530 blue placards […]
The disability rights groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet have created a video highlighting their issues that is being displayed on the CBS Super Screen in New York City’s Times Square 18 times a day through February. It was a stroke of good fortune that the groups landed such a great location for their joint […]
Q. Getting my car refueled has become a real hassle lately — and seems to be getting worse. After the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, for a while it seemed possible to get assistance with refueling at most gas stations in this area. Today there are only a handful that provide that help, and […]
Just in time for New Year’s Eve, the disability-rights groups ADAPT and Not Dead Yet combined resources to sponsor a video on the Times Square CBS Super Screen. The 10-second video will be shown once an hour for 18 hours a day over three months on the 26-feet wide and 20-feet high Super Screen. The […]