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Database Offers Alernative-Ride Info for Seniors, ADA Clientele

Accessibility| February 21, 2019

Rides in Sight was designed by experts who specialize in transportation services for people with special needs.

Lack of transportation options worry seniors, people with disabilities

Accessibility| December 7, 2018

Combined with not being able to drive, a new poll finds lack of options leaves them feeling frustrated, isolated, and trapped.

Accessibility| November 12, 2018

Q&A with Greater Richmond Transit's travel trainer Kelsey Calder

The most important lessons I have learned are how to listen and how to trust.

Mobility| July 10, 2018

GRTC announces first nationally-certified travel trainer

During GRTC’s pilot Travel Training Program, Kelsey Calder completed substantial course work and passed her final practicum in June 2018.

Accessibility| September 11, 2017

10 Steps for Transit Agencies Starting Travel Training Programs

Although traditionally offered through public transportation agencies, schools, senior service agencies, non-profit organizations and mobility managers may also conduct professional travel training.  

Accessibility| June 8, 2017

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

Accessibility| May 8, 2017

How to Write Effective Mass Transit System Policies

Solid policies — whether for employees or riders — are the backbone of any transportation agency’s operations.

Mobility| October 4, 2016

Easterseals' initiative provides mobility access for seniors, people with disabilities

The initiative will begin in selected rural communities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Montana and Alaska.

Accessibility| September 2, 2015

Ways to Improve Communication with Customers Who Have Disabilities

Call center staff play an important role in helping customers feel appreciated.

Accessibility| May 5, 2015

ADA Paratransit Eligibility Moving Toward a More Holistic Approach

Since its initial publication in 2003, Easter Seals Project ACTION’s “Determining ADA Paratransit Eligibility: An Approach, Recommendations and Training Materials,” has been the primary resource for agencies that assess individual applications for paratransit service.

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