Dear United, What If David Dao Had Been Disabled?

Thursday, April 20, 2017Dear United, Earlier this month, David Dao was dragged off a flight from Chicago to Louisville. He suffered a concussion, a broken nose, sinus damage, and several lost teeth. While I’m empathetic toward Dao and his family, this is not

Impassable Sidewalks Turn Curb Cuts Into “Decorative Accents”

Thursday, November 17, 2016It’s easy for the able-bodied to take getting around for granted. Most people can drive, walk, or take public transportation with relative ease. Not so for many with disabilities. In light of Rooted in Rights’ #CrappyCurb campaign, I’d like to…

Calling All Towns: Shovel Your Crappy Snow-Covered Curbs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016I am lucky to have lived in Colorado my entire life, enjoying the 300 days of sunshine, outdoor adventures, laid-back vibe, and genuinely kind community members. But Colorado winters can be brutal, especially for people with mobility disabilities. When homeowners…

Canadian airport provides first bathroom for service animals

Tuesday, August 16, 2016Everyone knows traveling comes with challenges. Finding a hotel on a budget, adjusting to a different climate or time zone, booking sight-seeing reservations weeks or months in advance – these are struggles that accompany almost every out-of-town trip, whether you…

Court: New York’s taxi cab service violates the ADA

Sunday, December 25, 2011In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a federal court ruled December 23 that New York City must vastly expand taxicab access for people with mobility disabilities.
Taxicab Access to Expand
“The (Taxi and Limousine Commission) subjects disabled persons who must use…

DOT announces new train accessibility rules

Monday, September 19, 2011The U.S. Department of Transportation announced updates to its Americans with Disabilities Act regulations for station platforms nationwide, in an effort to increase transportation accessibility for people with disabilities.
Rail access improved
The regulations require all new transportation platforms for  …