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    Transportation

    Groups sue Uber for denying equal access to wheelchair users

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Equal Rights Center is suing Uber for denying equal access to its services for persons with disabilities. Uber has failed to accommodate customers in wheelchairs, with policies that inhibit access for wheelchair users or provide them with watered-down options, depriving them of the ability to use the door-to-door UberX service, and instead,… Continue Reading »

    Vision for Accessible Transportation in Canada

    GATINEAU, QC: Scott Streiner, the Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, today shared his vision of a national transportation system that is the most accessible in the world. He outlined this vision in a speech to representatives from disability rights associations and industry. Since 1988, the Agency has been protecting the fundamental right… Continue Reading »

    Make city buses accessible for persons with disabilities: Minister

    NAGPUR, INDIA: On May 6, 2016 NGO Pandit Deen Dayal Institute of Medical Science, Research and Human Resources, along with PN Andhare, an activist working for the cause of persons with disabilities submitted a plan to ease the commute of persons with disabilities on Nagpur’s red city buses to union minister for road transport and… Continue Reading »

    Montana State University and Moscow partnership improves transportation accessibility

    BOZEMAN: The Western Transportation Institute (WTI) at Montana State University and Moscow State University for Transport Engineering (MIIT) in Russia have completed a unique, year-long collaboration designed to make transportation in rural communities more accessible to people with disabilities. In both countries, rural transit agencies struggle to meet accessibility requirements because of limited funding and large service… Continue Reading »

    Free Accessible Air Travel Guide for Persons with Disabilities Published

    NEW YORK: United Spinal Association today announced the publication of an Accessible Air Travel Guide for wheelchair users and other people with disabilities, designed to provide a hassle-free experience at the airport. Wheelchair users and other people with disabilities using assistive equipment, have a little more travel preparation to consider than the average jet setter. The booklet… Continue Reading »

    Railways to make stations accessible for persons with disabilities, Bombay High Court told

    MUMBAI, INDIA: An assessment of all suburban railway stations will be conducted to examine shortcomings in providing access to persons with disabilities, the Bombay High Court was told on Wednesday. The India Centre for Human Rights and Law, the petitioner in the Public Interest Litigation, will conduct an accessibility assessment of facilities at over 100… Continue Reading »

    Easterseals to Help Communities Provide Accessible Transportation for People With Disabilities

    WASHINGTON: Transportation continues to be a barrier for older adults and people with disabilities in rural communities. In response, Easterseals designed the Accessible Transportation Community Initiative to increase options for independent mobility in several communities nationwide. The initiative will address the accessible transportation needs of people who rely on public transportation and will begin in… Continue Reading »

    Columbia lacks accessible transportation

    COLUMBIA: Columbia citizens who use a wheelchair have a difficult time finding a ride outside of normal business hours. In fact, there isn’t a single wheelchair-accessible taxi cab in service in Columbia right now. “I mean, to think that people in the faith community can’t get out and go to church on Sundays because there’s… Continue Reading »

    Mobility Ventures to Focus on Accessible Transportation at Roll on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON: Mobility Ventures, manufacturer of the MV-1, the only vehicle specifically designed to meet the needs of people who use wheelchairs, will join approximately 150 other disability advocates to raise awareness of issues that affect the disability community as part of United Spinal Association’s fifth annual Roll on Capitol Hill. Mobility Ventures will be exhibiting… Continue Reading »