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January 2016

Disability Integration Act Introduced

By |January 13th, 2016|

ADAPT’s Disability Integration Act, which protects the right of people with disabilities to live in their own homes and not nursing homes, was introduced Sen. Charles Schumer.

Access, Transportation and Progress: Everything is Not Awesome

By |January 8th, 2016|

If you took a look at my Facebook feed lately, you’d think that transportation is more accessible than ever. Here are a few recent stories.

Chicago Sets Goal to Make its Rail System 100 Percent Accessible

By |January 8th, 2016|

On Jan. 7, Chicago Transit Authority announced an ambitious new initiative to make 100 percent of its rail system accessible within 20 years.

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.

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 [...]

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, [...]

October 2015

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. [...]

September 2015

Cedar Rapids to Install, Repair or Replace Curb Cuts

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Wheelchair users in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will have an easier time getting around now that the city and U.S. Department of Justice reached a $15 [...]

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