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Several people have asked me about wheelchair accessible balloon flights in the UK. I've found one company that offers these trips, but they do come in at £499 - for anyone. Maybe someone could set up a fund to give disabled children the chance to take-off on a trip of a lifetime? Richard Branson are you listening Sir?
More than two decades after the ADA took effect, many Amtrak stations across the country are not fully accessible to those with disabilities, a new report finds.
The US's ADA requires customers and in this case passengers to adopt a litigious approach to accessibility. This is a slow and ineffective way to ensure businesses including Amtrak become accessible to ALL passengers. The AODA in Ontario takes a broader approach to accessibility. The only thing missing is a Provincial leader who backs the AODA ACT fully in both words and actions. #JESleeth Optimal Peformance
The Infrastructure of Inequality AARP News (blog) The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that sidewalks be accessible when built or rebuilt. It does not require that communities take action to rebuild them.
Twenty years ago, commercial balloon pilot Pat Murphy decided to do something that had never been done before in the U.S. - build a wheelchair accessible hot air balloon basket.