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February 2016

United Spinal News

By |February 1st, 2016|

United Spinal Requests Safe And Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty; Chapter’s Persistence Rewarded With Neilsen Grant

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.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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