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United Spinal Hails New York City Vote to Expand Accessible Taxi Fleet to 50 Percent by 2020

New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has voted unanimously to expand its accessible taxi fleet to 50 percent by 2020.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed to add a 30-cent surcharge to all cab rides […]

Sign 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 […]

Transit Cost Assistance for NYC Residents with Disabilities

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 […]

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 […]

Excuse Me, Does A Ladder Come With That Bed?

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

A True Taxi Tale

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 […]