A hand control installer said they would not do the work unless I gave them a certificate from my driving school showing that I am legal to drive with hand controls.
San Francisco’s luxury bus company Leap Transit was ordered on May 11 to stop operating by the California Public Utilities Commission because the start-up company did not have the proper permits. The cease-and–desist order came as Leap was completing the state’s permitting process. Leap had received a preliminary license until the state could issue an […]
With all of the bad news in the media these days about harmful — and sometimes deadly — interactions between people with disabilities and first responders, here is some good news. Since 2009, Niagara University’s two-day First Responders Disability Awareness Training has successfully worked with law enforcement, firefighters and EMS to be more sensitive and […]
The Steve Gleason Act of 2015 unanimously passed the U.S. Senate on April 22 and is expected to have a good chance at passing the House. The Act will make it easier with people who have ALS and other speech-impacting disabilities to obtain Medicare funding for speech-generating devices and eye-gazing technology. “Living with ALS is […]
Advocates were infuriated to discover San Francisco’s new luxury bus service, Leap, disabled all of the wheelchair lifts in its entire fleet. Some are discussing filing a lawsuit and Chris Pangilinan, a former San Francisco transportation engineer, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice in late March. In response to this backlash, the company […]
CRT Bill Reintroduced in the House; Rep Crowley Visits United Spinal; Mayor’s Challenge; Planning Access in Minnesota; United Goes to the Movies
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A San Diego man is battling the local transit system after Metropolitan Transit System police confiscated his discount fare card, saying he couldn’t provide sufficient proof he was disabled. He’s a life-long wheelchair user due to a spinal cord injury from a blood transfusion at birth. Joey Canales, 31, takes MTS to his job at […]
After years of legal wrangling, the City of Los Angeles reached a tentative settlement with disability advocates for a record $1.4 billion. The April 1 agreement will fix crumbling sidewalks that have left wheelchair users without the adequate public access guaranteed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I’m pleased with the settlement because this is […]
When their 2-year-old son, Crue, was denied a new wheelchair — twice — despite being paralyzed with spina bifida, Aubrey and Joe Allred waged a social media campaign to either prompt Anthem Blue Cross to do the right thing or to raise enough money to get Crue the chair he needs. The Kingsburg, Calif., couple […]