July 2016

More Accessible Taxis Coming to Chicago

By | July 13th, 2016|

Although Chicago is already a very accessible destination, it’s getting ready to ramp up that access a notch with the coming influx of even more [...]

Your Right To Drive Is Under Attack

By | July 1st, 2016|

Local family-run businesses are being taken over by major national corporations whose policies are more about liability and less about service.

June 2016

May 2016

Uber: Does the Transportation Revolution Include Us?

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft are revolutionizing the way we get around, but are they leaving riders with disabilities at the curb?

United Spinal: Leading the Transportation Fight

By | May 2nd, 2016|

For more than 30 years United Spinal Association has led the fight for affordable, accessible transportation, and today this includes holding Uber accountable to provide rides to all wheelchair users.

Driving For Uber

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Wheelchair users find if they have a nice car and hand controls, they can make money driving for companies like Uber. Here are three wheelers who are making the Uber platform work for them.

Peer to Peer Problems

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Jennifer Mendoza was walking through San Francisco and noticed a bunch of cars with pink mustaches. “I Googled, found out what Lyft was, and said, ‘I have got to be a part of that.’”

Eric Lipp and Open Doors Organizations: Training Uber

By | May 2nd, 2016|

Chicago-based nonprofit Open Doors Organization has trained Uber drivers on how to serve riders with disabilities in 10 cities nationwide.

Where Have All the Rental Vans Gone?

By | May 2nd, 2016|

If you try to rent a lowered floor minivan with hand controls from an adaptive van dealer, with rare exceptions, you will not succeed.

March 2016

Everyday Advocacy: Should I Drive?

By | March 1st, 2016|

  Q. As a reader of your columns and a mid-level quad, I’d be interested in your thoughts on the decision to drive, or not. [...]

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