Cathay Express Transportation Services Announces Taxis for Wheelchair Users in NYC

Americas, Transportation, November 13 2017

Accessible Taxis

REGO PARK, NY: Finding reliable transportation in the city can be stressful. Finding wheelchair accessible transportation can be even harder. Between unpredictable wait times and inadequate accommodations, travel can be a nuisance. Yet, with the right assistance, finding wheelchair accessible transportation doesn’t have to be difficult. Cathay Express Transportation Services… Continue Reading »

Gatwick Airport Hosts Accessibility Day

Europe, Transportation, November 11 2017

celebrating Autism Awareness Day

Gatwick Airport says staff from across the airport came together on Sunday November 5 for an event designed to give over 30 local families with a disabled family member – and their carers – an overview of airport processes before they travel. Travelling through an airport can be a challenge… Continue Reading »

Uber launches accessible services in Bengaluru

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, November 6 2017

Accessible taxi (Photo credit: Municipalidad de San Borja)

Global cab company Uber on Tuesday launched two new products UberASSIST and UberACCESS in Bengaluru, India with the support of Mphasis, a leading cloud and cognitive services provider as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiative (CSR). Riders in Bengaluru can now request UberASSIST, an option designed to provide additional assistance to… Continue Reading »

Turkish Airlines to Provide Braille Boarding Passes to Customers with Vision Disabilities

Europe, Transportation, November 6 2017

Boarding Pass in Braille

The Turkish Airlines (THY) has announced that it will provide boarding passes written in the Braille alphabet to its customerswho are blind or have low vision travelling from the Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. The boarding passes will be printed by special check-in counters, which have been placed around the airport’s… Continue Reading »

Brisbane Airport breaking down barriers for passengers with disabilities

Asia-Pacific, Transportation, October 30 2017

Changing Places Launch Event

Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the first airport in Australia to open a dedicated ‘Changing Places’ facility for passengers with disabilities. Located on the central ground floor area of BNE’s busy Domestic Terminal (near Qantas Baggage carousel 3), the ‘Changing Places’ facility was officially opened this morning by The Hon. Jane… Continue Reading »

Toronto Pearson Launches Innovative Technology to Support Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities

Americas, Transportation, October 26 2017

Airport Arena

TORONTO, CANADA: As part of Autism Awareness month in Canada, Toronto Pearson is proud to be the first airport in the world to partner with MagnusCards, an app offering digital how-to guides (Card Decks) for people with autism and other cognitive disabilities. The introductory Toronto Pearson set of ten Card… Continue Reading »

United Spinal Association Invites the Disability Community to Participate in a National Survey about Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse

Americas, Transportation, October 26 2017

disability parking

NEW YORK: United Spinal Association today announced an online survey for people who require accessible parking and/or have disabled placard or license plates. The online survey, Accessible Parking and Placard Abuse, takes about 10 minutes to complete and will impact policies related to parking for people with disabilities. United Spinal… Continue Reading »

UB, NFTA working to make public transportation more accessible

Americas, Transportation, October 20 2017

Man in Wheelchair

For many people who have a disability, taking public transportation is a necessity. But it can also be a nightmare. The barriers abound. It can be extremely difficult to get up and down the stairs on the bus. Riders who use a wheelchair often feel undue attention drawn upon them… Continue Reading »

Hovertravel Launches ‘Hovercare’ Program to Make Travelling More Accessible

Europe, Transportation, October 2 2017

HoverCare initiative starts with accessibility training session on a passenger hovercraft.

Hovertravel is announcing a major new initiative aiming at improving accessibility. Called HoverCare, this initiative starts with the world’s first accessibility training session on a passenger hovercraft. Hovertravel staff will undergo training from the Barclays Accessibility Team, which will include the opportunity to experience what it feels like to have… Continue Reading »

U.S. DOT Announces Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative Application Development Awards

Americas, Transportation, September 14 2017

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded six application development research contracts, totaling $6.185 million* for a period of performance through FY 2019, under its Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) to improve mobility options for all travelers, particularly those with disabilities. ATTRI is a multimodal departmental effort that has been… Continue Reading »

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