February 2016

United Spinal Member Sues for Safe and Lawful Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty

By |February 12th, 2016|

United Spinal Association member and employee David Heard, a wheelchair user, filed a lawsuit Thursday against Statue Cruises, LLC, for its failure to provide safe [...]

Atlanta’s Shepherd Center to Offer Free Self-Defense Classes

By |February 10th, 2016|

A self-defense instructor teaches techniques to Shepherd Center inpatients during a June 2015 class. Wheelchair users in the greater Atlanta area now have [...]

Illinois Budget Impasse Holds Disabled Hostage

By |February 2nd, 2016|

So far Access Living has been able to avoid laying anyone off, but is running a deficit as a result of the Illinois budget [...]

January 2016

Disability Integration Act Introduced

By |January 13th, 2016|

“When you're forced to live in an institution and segregated from the community, your civil rights are being violated,”

Kelli Sem Denied Pharmacy School Accommodation

By |January 11th, 2016|

Kelli Sem has wanted to be a pharmacist since high school, but the 22-year-old says the North Dakota State University Pharmacy School is standing in her way.

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 [...]

Penalized for Working: Teacher Loses Appeal, Personal Assistance

By |December 17th, 2015|

Jenny Weast fears her 29-year-long teaching career may be over. On Nov. 27, Jenny Weast, a teacher from Oakmont High School in Roseville, [...]

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