Topic : people with disabilities

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Understanding how customers feel about paratransit will help us fix it

| January 14, 2020

Virtually every transit agency has a few angry customers, and I used to be one. I depended on transit and when it failed, it was maddening.

InterMotive teams to pilot ADA talking bus system

Accessibility| January 7, 2020

The initiative expands the company's 20-year partnership with PRIDE, which is the largest employer of people with disabilities in California.

Technology| December 30, 2019

Public transit users can now ask Amazon's Alexa, "Where's my bus?"

A USF researcher utilized a new personalization feature for Alexa to upgrade the OneBusAway skill.

Mobility| December 26, 2019

RTC van donation helps local man regain independence, beat odds

The Southern Nevada-based agency donated a van to a local healthcare and human services nonprofit to help people like Deary.

Accessibility| December 17, 2019

UTA 'Community Rides' gives real-world skills to students with autism

The agency spoke to students and staff at Spectrum Academy, a charter school for students with high-functioning autism.

December 4, 2019

Why public transit needs accessibility advocates

It seems that transit has a love-hate relationship with advocates, and many disability community advocates feel the same way about transit. 

Mobility| December 3, 2019

Chicago region's transportation fails people with disabilities, seniors: Study

New report issued by the Metropolitan Planning Council makes 32 recommendations for improvement in eight different categories. 

Accessibility| December 3, 2019

E-scooter video depicts how sidewalk use impacts people with disabilities

In video, Portlanders with disabilities share how illegal e-scooter sidewalk riding and improper parking impact their safety.

Accessibility| November 21, 2019

University of Texas project aims to improve transportation for older adults

Using a national grant to improve transportation for older adults living in assisted-living communities across the Dallas area.

November 20, 2019

Aiming to live and travel 'unimpeded' with a visual impairment

I was born with very poor eyesight, and by the time I turned 14, I traded in my poor eyesight for a long white cane and lessons in Braille.

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