Posts Tagged "Disability Mobility"

Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Has The ADA Broken Its Economic Promises To People With Disabilities?

In 1984, Donna Walton was working as a news assistant at a newspaper in Washington, D.C., when she decided she wanted to learn more about the production of the paper. She requested a transfer and got one, arranging the artwork and graphics on the newspaper pages every day. There was just one problem: The job required her to stand for long periods of time, which was difficult because of her prosthetic leg. She asked if she could take breaks to sit, but her employers refused. Soon after, she lost her job. Walton said she’ll never know for sure if — as she suspects — she was fired because of...

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NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

To view the entire article click here >>>> WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer advocates and is expected to save thousands of lives a year. Trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines,...

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Travellers with reduced mobility

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Travellers with reduced mobility

When a disabled person makes a flight reservation, an airline cannot refuse it. Air passengers who have a disability or reduced mobility have certain rights when travelling by air. These start to apply from the moment such passengers book a flight with an airline. When a disabled person tries to make a flight reservation, an airline cannot refuse it because of the disability or reduced mobility. Furthermore, the airline is obliged to try and help disabled passengers when they arrive at the airport and to get on and off the plane. Travellers with reduced mobility should be allowed to book...

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