Sign Petition to Improve Airline Accessibility

Ben Trockman has started a petition to improve airline accessibility.

NSCIA is supporting the efforts of  Ben Trockman, a wheelchair user and student at the University of Southern Indiana who has started a petition to improve airline accessibility. "The current standard for air travel for people using power wheelchairs is exhausting, dangerous, … [Read more...]

Transit Cost Assistance for NYC Residents with Disabilities

image001

The Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and the NYC Department for the Aging recently announced that the Taxi Smart Card Program is currently underway and accepting applications. The Taxi Smart Card Program offers residents with disabilities from Brooklyn’s Community … [Read more...]

Roll on Capitol Hill: Disability Activists Demand Federal Health Care Policy Inclusion

NSCIA and United Spinal Association mobilized over 60 disability activists from its national network of member chapters and support groups for Roll on Capitol Hill––an advocacy event in Washington, D.C. on June 25-26 that directly expressed to legislators the need for greater … [Read more...]

Excuse Me, Does A Ladder Come With That Bed?

Jacquie

By Jacquie Tellalian Ah, sunshine, warm temps and blue skies--finally it’s summertime! And nothing says summer like getting away for a little r & r. Being disabled, you get pretty used to hassles you encounter when you’re on unfamiliar turf, but if your vacation plans … [Read more...]

United Spinal Joins Liu in Rejecting New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow”

United Spinal's General Council Jim Wesiman says that NYC's "Taxi of Tomorrow" violates the civil rights of wheelchair users.

United Spinal Association's president Paul J. Tobin and general counsel Jim Weisman participated in a press conference on May 2 hosted by New York City Comptroller John C. Liu calling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to modify the proposed "Taxi of Tomorrow" agreement before sending … [Read more...]

Bloomberg Unveils NYC’s Embarrassing ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’

On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg rolled out the next version of New York City's fully-INaccessible yellow taxi cab--Nissan's NV200. "This taxi for the 21st century was designed from the inside out and the result is the safest, most comfortable, most passenger friendly taxi … [Read more...]

Court of Appeals Doesn’t Help City of New York in Taxi Case

Advocacy update

In late December 2011, Federal District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, George Daniels issued an order requiring that all street hail permits issued for livery vehicles (in the four boroughs other than Manhattan) will have to be only for accessible vehicles … [Read more...]

New Accessibility Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Vacations, whether it’s to a remote locale or major city, can lose a lot of luster before you even pack your bags and get out the door. There are a lot of questions that run through the average travelers mind when they start planning a perfect getaway. Where to stay? How’s the … [Read more...]

A True Taxi Tale

A visitor has posted their grassroots issue.

On June 19, 2007, my spouse and I boarded an Air Canada flight at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport for what we thought was a day trip to Montreal. I’m a quadriplegic and my injury is at the sixth cervical vertebrae. The purpose of this trip was my delivery of a presentation … [Read more...]

TSA Creates Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities

Airline travel for people with disabilities, whether you're a wheelchair user or living with multiple sclerosis (MS) or other medical conditions, can sometimes be a big hassle. Ok, ok--it's always a big hassle. For most of your average airline customers, the heightened … [Read more...]