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Accessibility drives Midland man’s campaign

Accessibility drives Midland man’s campaign | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Taxi company to purchase van; Midland man raising funds for retrofit
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'You shouldn't be allowed on a bus': Driver 'refuses to let wheelchair user on public transport'

'You shouldn't be allowed on a bus': Driver 'refuses to let wheelchair user on public transport' A shocking video shows the moment a driver told a woman in a .
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D.C. Taxicab Commission Offering Grants For More Accessible Taxis

D.C. Taxicab Commission Offering Grants For More Accessible Taxis | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The DCTC is offering grants to cab companies to put more wheelchair-accessible cabs on the ground.
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New disability-accessible platform opens at Ann Arbor Amtrak station | MLive.com - MLive.com

New disability-accessible platform opens at Ann Arbor Amtrak station | MLive.com - MLive.com | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Amtrak unveiled a first-of-its-kind retractable platform in Ann Arbor Thursday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities act.
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Two London boroughs ensure accessible bus stops

Two London boroughs ensure accessible bus stops | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
According to TfL the City of London and Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames can now provide fully accessible bus stops across each borough
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An Accessible Escalator in Japan

While becoming rare, some places in Japan still have wheelchair accessible escalators. Three of the steps stay together and form a platform. They aren't the ...
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Making things easier for disabled consumers - ConsumerAffairs.com - ConsumerAffairs

Making things easier for disabled consumers - ConsumerAffairs.com - ConsumerAffairs | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects the rights of the disabled by requiring public facilities to make provisions for people using wheelchair
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An accessible rail journey – London to York - Britain is GREAT

An accessible rail journey – London to York - Britain is GREAT | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Join Sophie Morgan on a train journey from London to York, as she discovers just how accessible the GB rail network can be.
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Halifax buses are getting more accessible all the time, except in the winter

Halifax buses are getting more accessible all the time, except in the winter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Gerry Post is a fan of Halifax Transit’s regular bus service. “I just discovered it,” Post told me earlier this summer. Of course, Post didn’t just discover the bus.
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Snow and ice reduce the accessibility of bus stops in the winter as they have a lower priority for being cleared. 

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€100m investment announced in Transport and Tourism | Irish Building Magazine.ie | Ireland's Leading Construction News & Information Portal

€100m investment announced in Transport and Tourism | Irish Building Magazine.ie | Ireland's Leading Construction News & Information Portal | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
€100m euro is to be spent improving the country's road and rail network, it has been announced. Under the spending plans, improvements will be made to the Dublin to Cork railway, trains are to be upgraded and new buses are being bought.
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I sincerely hope that accessibility is a key part of these huge budgets on new transport for Ireland?

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Lin Zurawell on Twitter

Lin Zurawell on Twitter | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Making the train station in Toulouse France #accessible to people who are blind or low vision #UDL pic.twitter.com/zJEQGnPFHA
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Making the train station in Toulouse France more accessible to people who are blind or low vision with tactile flooring

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Airline admits workers ‘failed’ disabled passenger - YouTube

NORFOLK, Va. — 10 On Your Side worked to get answers from an airline about claims its employees mistreated a passenger in a wheelchair. “I know it’s going to...
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Things can still go wrong at airports - this film indicates that.

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Wheelchair accessible vehicles offer transport for everyone

Wheelchair accessible vehicles offer transport for everyone | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Learn how wheelchair accessible vehicles are helping to encourage independence among the UK’s elderly and disabled.
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Reading West Station: masterplan for an upgrade and disabled access

Reading West Station: masterplan for an upgrade and disabled access | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Passengers surveyed rated Reading West's facilities a miserable 4.8 when the average for other stations is eight
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Stagecoach commits to improving accessible travel through new RNIB charter - Stagecoach Group

Stagecoach commits to improving accessible travel through new RNIB charter - Stagecoach Group | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Stagecoach Group News Releases
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Kingston bus stops are now accessible for everyone | Kingston Upon Thames In ... - Kingston Upon Thames

Kingston bus stops are now accessible for everyone | Kingston Upon Thames In ... - Kingston Upon Thames | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Bus stops now have a kerb high enough for a wheelchair ramp to deploy & for the step into the bus to be at a reasonable height for disabled people.
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Woman in wheelchair accuses Megabus of kicking her off the bus - FOX13 News ... - MyFox Memphis

Woman in wheelchair accuses Megabus of kicking her off the bus - FOX13 News ... - MyFox Memphis | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
A Memphis woman says she was singled out and kicked off a Megabus because there wasn’t enough room for her wheelchair.
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Memphis: Get off the bus - it has too many people - and your wheelchair is taking up too much space!  Not great news for this woman - the next bus was next day, so this customer and her children waited all night at the bus stop! Megabus be very ashamed of yourselves!

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Tips for Travelers with Disabilities - Next Avenue

Tips for Travelers with Disabilities - Next Avenue | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Don't let a disability keep you from getting out and seeing the world. Here are seven tips for accessible travel.
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Amtrack & RLE International Accessible Platforms

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This is a really interesting approach to accessing trains from the platform in the USA. It is worth watching purely for this innovative idea.

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On 25th Anniversary of ADA, We Need to do More | The Progressive - Progressive.org

On 25th Anniversary of ADA, We Need to do More | The Progressive - Progressive.org | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
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On 25th Anniversary of ADA, We Need to do More | The Progressive
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I'm often at my wit's end when I try to book an airline reservation or find a company's contact information online because a site isn't accessible to me.
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Petition for Accessible Rail Travel

Petition for Accessible Rail Travel | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
RT @SCOVITweet: Please take a minute to sign Alex Scott's petition on Accessible Rail Travel & pass it on http://t.co/Xdy6Vcderb @ScotRail …
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CTA notes good progress made on accessibility; still more work to do | CTA ... - ChicagoNow (blog)

CTA notes good progress made on accessibility; still more work to do | CTA ... - ChicagoNow (blog) | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The CTA celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act this week by noting the strides it has made in making public transit accessible. But there is more work to do.
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Beijing Subway Wheelchair Access via Stair Climber by WheelchairTravel.org

This video is about Beijing Subway Wheelchair Access via Stair Climber.
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Staff testing a stair climber in the Beijing underground

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Here's what the NYC subway map looks like to a disabled person

Here's what the NYC subway map looks like to a disabled person | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
For wheelchair-bound subway riders, the map is bleak.
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Whitehorse cabs must offer accessible service for same price - North - CBC News - CBC.ca

Whitehorse cabs must offer accessible service for same price - North - CBC News - CBC.ca | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
The City of Whitehorse will soon require private taxi companies to provide service to people who use wheelchairs.
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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle List - Torbay Council

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle List - Torbay Council | Accessible Travel | Scoop.it
Details of the rank locations, vehicle allocation and operational times of taxi ranks in Torbay
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A useful list of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles if you're visiting Torbay.

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Veneranda Mateo's curator insight, July 22, 8:05 AM

we need this so much , and  must be affordable