Posts Tagged "Disability Travel"

BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on BBC: Hidden disabilities: Pain beneath the surface

Source:  BBC Imagine having to inject yourself thousands of times over the course of your lifetime, but never talking about it to anyone. Many people live with hidden disabilities – conditions which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. Sympathy and understanding from others can often be in short supply. Simon Magnus, Georgia Macqueen Black, Erika North and Natasha Lipman explain what it’s like to have a hidden disability, which some of your friends and family may silently be dealing with. To continue reading please click here...

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Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

09/09/2015 The conference Andy Arias planned to attend on a recent weekday was less than a mile from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, but he called an Uber to stay out of the oppressive summer sun. As Arias approached the sedan, the driver saw that he was in a wheelchair. He recalls telling her that he could slide into the back seat on his own, and she would only need to stow the folded, 10-pound wheelchair frame in the trunk. But she refused to get out of the car. Eventually, a bystander lifted the wheelchair into the trunk. “It was a teachable moment, and that’s putting...

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Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Accessibility Urged On Road To Self-Driving Cars

A federal agency is calling on automakers and lawmakers alike to consider the needs of people with disabilities as self-driving cars inch closer to reality. With a report released this week, the National Council on Disability said that self-driving cars have “enormous potential” for people with disabilities, many of whom cannot currently obtain a driver’s license. But, the independent federal agency charged with advising Congress and the president on disability matters said that many factors that are still in flux — both technological and regulatory — will determine how meaningful these cars...

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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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WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on WSJ – Studebaker: Still Stands Out after 60 Years

Studebaker wasn’t a big Detroit corporation. It was a smaller company out of South Bend, Ind., and had to be highly imaginative to compete with Ford and General Motors. This resulted in unique designs and powerful engines. The one in my President is called a Passmaster (a 259 cubic inch V8); the meaning is obvious. Still, the company made its last vehicle in 1966. I knew the Studebaker would present a different kind of ownership. Parts are hard to find; you have to join the community of owners. Where I live, there are a lot of retired Boeing workers, people who can make their own parts....

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