January 2016

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.

Timmons Tapped as Red Cross Disability Integration Coordinator

By | January 6th, 2016|

The Red Cross announced on Dec. 16 that Paul Timmons will serve as disability integration coordinator for the national provider of emergency assistance and disaster relief.

Bully Pulpit: Advocacy by Image

By | January 1st, 2016|

We are saying to the public: Look at us – we are more than you thought; we are like you, but we are also unique.

Everyday Advocacy: Poor Wheelchair Service

By | January 1st, 2016|

Q. I am paralyzed due to childhood polio and was bedridden for more than two weeks last month because my power chair (bought through Medicare) [...]

December 2015

Medicare Coverage for Wheelchair Components is Safe for a Year

By | December 18th, 2015|

Sen. Corker, R-Tenn., meets with Teal Sherer and Robbin Sinatra at a Roll on Capitol Hill. Legislative visits like this are crucial for elected [...]

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By | December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

Wheelchair Users Push Back Against Red Rocks Ticket Resellers

By | December 2nd, 2015|

Colorado advocates are pushing back against ticket reselling websites like StubHub and SeatGeek that they say are snapping up accessible seats at the Red Rocks [...]

Over 500 Amtrak Stations Still Inaccessible

By | December 2nd, 2015|

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed 25 years ago, gave Amtrak 20 years to make its stations accessible. Now it’s five years past that deadline, [...]

November 2015

Accessible Housing: There Ought to be An Ordinance

By | November 23rd, 2015|

The issues around accessible housing are kind of a mess. The checklist for ideal accessibility (and downright requirements) is huge: ground-level or with an elevator, [...]

Seattle Sued Over Broken, Missing Curb Cuts

By | November 3rd, 2015|

Cuquis Robledo demonstrates one of Seattle's many "crappy curbs." Disability Rights Washington has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Seattle over [...]

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