Accessibility & Travel


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More Broadway Theaters to Become Wheelchair Accessible

A lawsuit settlement means the bright lights of Broadway will soon be accessible to wheelchair patrons at nine New York theaters.

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FAA Hears Input on Airport Relief Areas for Service Animals

Current policies don't require available areas beyond security checkpoints.

Toyota & VMI Announce Operation Independence Vehicle Winner

Winner is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

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International Builders’ Show Highlights Best of Accessible Design

The International Builders’ Show showcased many of the latest trends in universal design or design that makes it easier for people to live in their homes regardless of age or ability.

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Canadian Museum to Feature Inclusive Design

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ensuring that every visitor’s experience will include design suited for sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as cultural diversity.

VMI Renews Commitment to PVA, Hires Retired Air Force Lieutenant General

To help strengthen the company’s programs, VMI has extended its relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America and Mission: ABLE for another year. In addition, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John F. Regni has accepted a position on the VMI board of advisors.

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Accessible Vehicle Providers Share Challenging Cases

Truth be told, there's a lot of creativity that goes into building a modified vehicle. So The Mobility Project asked mobility providers: What stumps you? What are your toughest cases?

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New Device Gives Kids Access to Touchscreen Devices

Georgia Tech researchers created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine motor gestures.

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Rub-a-Dub: How Safe Is Your Tub?

Tips and Technology to Make Your Bathroom a Safer Place

Judging by how many people are injured in their bathrooms every year, many, many bathrooms could benefit from a safety overhaul. But every person’s and family’s needs are different. So before you can determine the types of improvements your bathroom needs, here are some things to consider.

Airline Employees Now Have Training Program on Wheelchair Service

Open Doors Organization (ODO) introduced the Aviation Access Certification Program in October to improve the quality of services of airline wheelchair service employees nationwide.

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Shopping Cart for Kids With Special Needs Debuts in 7 States

Cart offers additional postural support and positioning.

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VMI Salutes Veterans With Patriotic Honda Odyssey Conversion

In support of U.S. military veterans, Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, has released a limited edition Patriotic Honda Odyssey with the Northstar conversion.

Housing America's Veterans Act of 2012 Seeks to Fund Home Repair, Rehabilitation

A proposed bill, H.R. 6381, is currently being considered to enable nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and repair the homes of veterans with disabilities and low income

VMI to Offer Wheelchair-Accessible Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Motor Sales and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, have inked an agreement that will allow VMI to make conversions of the Toyota Sienna.

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NIH Launches New Web Site for Senior Drivers

The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have teamed up to help families answer the important question, Is it still safe to drive?