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Luxury Bus Service Leap Will Restore One Lift

Luxury Bus Service Leap Will Restore One Lift

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 […]

Take to the Road

Take to the Road

New to disability or interested in re-learning or getting certified to drive? Here are basics to get you started.

Illustration by Doug Davis

The Cars in My Life

A love affair with cars is really a love affair with independence.

John Bevins loves finding, restoring and sharing his knowledge of amphicars.

Motorvation: Collector Cars

Wheelchair users can enjoy collector cars as much as anyone — with a few adaptations.

D.C. Cabs Given More Time to Become Accessible

D.C. Cabs Given More Time to Become Accessible

The Washington, D.C., Taxicab Commission announced that cab companies who fail to meet the time requirements of the Taxicab Service Improvement Amendment Act of 2012 will be able to request an additional 180 days to comply. Taxicabs and black car luxury companies were to have 6 percent of their fleets wheelchair accessible by this past […]

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Wheelers Sue Hotels Over Inaccessible Shuttles

Three wheelchair users filed a lawsuit against a trio of hotel operators they say discriminated against them by failing to provide accessible hotel shuttle transportation. “For those of us who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices, it’s difficult enough to get around most cities when we travel,” says plaintiff Ruthee Goldkorn, from Los Angeles. “All […]

John Martinson uses a swingarm to load his chair onto his trike.

Motorvation: Motorcycles

There are many ways for wheelchair users to modify motorcycles and catch the wind once again.

Michael Collins

Everyday Advocacy: Driving for Ridesharing Companies

Should adaptive vehicle owners consider driving for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft?

Affordable Vans and Cars

Affordable Vans and Cars

Driving a vehicle is a daily occurrence for most people, and an activity that is often taken for granted. Driving provides a means of leaving the home to work, shop, attain an education, travel great distances or enjoy time with friends. But for many people with disabilities, the cost of driving can create what seems […]

In Case You Missed It: Automotive

In Case You Missed It: Automotive

For each product category in the Consumer Guide, we’ve collected a handful of items that appeared in NM in 2014. In some cases the original article is longer, so we’ve provided the link, in case you’d like to look up more information: Chairiot Solo (June, Accessible Electric Cars: Soon?) The Chairiot solo is the first […]