Wow, am I sitting up high now! So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a feeling of power behind the wheel! It’s also one of the benefits of ditching my much smaller and lower Honda Civic for a newly equipped and very accessible van. I’ve […]
Flying can be scary for wheelchair users, but these tips can make for a smooth ride.
Relationships, cruising Alaska, retirement planning, humor, bus protest
In April 2008, Delta and Northwest Airlines announced they were merging, and the Northwest Customer Advisory Board was moved under Delta Air Lines. Delta’s reformulated Advisory Board on Disability held its first meeting in April 2009. I was asked to join the ABD and I accepted. The ABD is a cross-disability, voluntary board with 13 […]
When traveling in a manual wheelchair, ideally it is most convenient to have someone drop you off at an airport or use an airport shuttle service such as Super Shuttle. The next best option may be to take some form of public transportation, but then you’re responsible for transporting your own luggage. Lastly, you may […]
NEW MOBILITY asked Kleo King, senior vice president of Accessibility Services and Able to Travel for United Spinal Association, to share her experience on the Air Carrier Access Act, the Transportation Security Administration, and airline accessibility.
Able to Travel’s Mary Peterson shares how wheelchair users can take control of their air travel experience.
Rugged Alaska can be an unforgettable journey for wheelers — with smart planning.
US Airways has been fined $1.2 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation after the DOT reviewed approximately 300 complaints filed by passengers who use wheelchairs. This is the largest fine ever assessed by the DOT in a disability case. Airlines must promptly assist wheelchair users, but federal officials found US Airways passengers at airports […]
Good news for Broadway lovers: some theaters are going to be more accessible. The feds have brokered an agreement with the powerful Nederlander Organization to improve access at nine of its Broadway theaters after finding numerous ADA violations. It took years of negotiation, but the company has agreed to add wheelchair seating locations; provide more […]