The End of Transportation Accessibility?

The End of Transportation Accessibility?

It was happening even before the pandemic struck. I couldn’t reliably get a wheelchair cab. It was hard to find an accessible restroom (one that fits my wheelchair and the door will still close). Public transit wasn’t up to snuff. My wheelchair was broken during airplane travel. Accessibility—full and real accessibility—for people with disabilities was…

It’s time for accessible cabs in our nation’s capital

It’s time for accessible cabs in our nation’s capital

As a wheelchair user living in Washington, DC, I have found accessible taxi service highly unreliable for decades. I have filed too many complaints to count. I participated in mediation after charging a taxi company with discrimination, resulting only in empty promises for improving service with no actual actions to do so. I joined the…

Rideshare Service Not Sharing with Service Dogs
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Rideshare Service Not Sharing with Service Dogs

Rain beats on my head, a few degrees above making the drops snow. With the wind blowing off the lake, I may as well be standing in the middle of a blizzard … without the protective clothing because this downpour wasn’t predicted. Nor is my guide dog wearing her raincoat. She sits beside me, shivering…