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 [...]

Economic Self-Sufficiency the “Bone in My Throat,” says Sen. Harkin

By | November 2nd, 2015|

Despite the increased accessibility the ADA has brought for millions, Iowa’s recently-retired Sen. Tom Harkin says it has also failed many.

Funding for Wheelchair Equipment in Serious Jeopardy

By | November 1st, 2015|

How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone?

October 2015

Update: Medicare to Cut Wheelchair “Accessories”

By | October 19th, 2015|

What is CMS thinking? How can making wheelchairs more expensive and harder to obtain be good for anyone? A few weeks ago, I [...]

Oct. 19 Forum on Increasing Access to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

By | October 7th, 2015|

The National Park Services and wheelchairtraveling.com has teamed up to cosponsor a forum intended to increase the accessibility of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. [...]

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