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Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

Big Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Win in NYC

NEW YORK, N.Y.: United Spinal Association today acclaimed the unanimous vote by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission to increase the number of wheelchair accessible taxis to 50 percent of the entire fleet by 2020. Beginning in January 2015 a 30 cent per ride surcharge will be applied to the 13,000-plus yellow cabs […]

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

New Medicare Beneficiary Wheelchair Repair Survey

All wheelchair users know that wheelchair repair is essential to mobility, independence, and the ability to contribute to, and participate in society. However, some Medicare policies may restrict access to wheelchair repair services. It is critical that wheelchair users on Medicare have access to a supplier with trained and experienced service technicians and the infrastructure […]

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

NM Turns 25: Identity and Inclusion, 1993-1996

In the early post-ADA years, we faced a dilemma: how to advocate for inclusion while proving our individuality.

NSCIA Front Lines: Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

NSCIA Front Lines: Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

Advocate of the Year; VA Benefit Assist

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Parks Accessibility

There are accessibility guidelines available for virtually any feature to be found in a park, including parking, signage, walkways, playgrounds, parks programs and fishing piers.

Tim Gilmer

Bully Pulpit: ADA: Best and Worst Seats

When we initiated a lawsuit against the largest movie theater chain in the nation, Regal ignored our attorney’s letters.

We’re Talking About Inclusion Here

We’re Talking About Inclusion Here

Ed Roberts: Interviewed by Lucy Gwin

The ADA and Other Unfunded Mandates

Landmark legislation though it be, the ADA has birthed a mighty backlash.

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

Join United Spinal’s CRT Virtual Call-In

This week is Complex Rehabilitation Technology Week. United Spinal along with other stakeholders at the NCART Conference are in Washington, D.C., promoting better access to customized wheelchairs. You can participate by contacting your members of Congress and telling them the right wheelchair matters here. Once you click the link, just follow the steps and an […]

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

ADA Legacy Project Bus Tour to Kick Off in July

It may be another year until the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25, but the ADA Legacy Project is launching a cross-country bus tour this summer to celebrate and raise awareness of the historic civil rights law. The yearlong tour begins July 25, 2014 in Houston, the home of President George H.W. Bush, who signed […]