Tagged with: airline TSA wheelchair
It has not even been a week since the Department of Transportation (DOT) fined Delta Air Lines $2 million for violating federal rules on passengers with disabilities, regarding their provision of assistance to passengers while getting on and off airplanes.
On Sunday, an 80-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair, Nefissa Yesuf, was placed on the wrong flight. It is suspected that she was given the wrong boarding pass by Delta and that the Delta staff who escorted her to the plane wheeled her through TSA onto the wrong flight. She flew out of Atlanta was supposed to have landed in Dulles, VA instead landed in Charlotte, N.C.
Tagged with: all-terrain bizarre solar-powered tank wheelchair
Two very bizarre but cool wheelchairs are in the news, each for radically different reasons.
Tagged with: accessibility ADA assistive technology wheelchair
Just as I seem to be always preaching to other fitness professionals that there is a huge market out there for them if they would get training and experience (and market to) people with disabilities, I realized in researching this article that this really translates into other areas as well. For example, contractors should learn about and market barrier-free design and construction services, both commercially and residentially.
Tagged with: disability exercise fitness rope pull wheelchair
Fitness should be a priority no matter what your disability. Doing regular wheelchair exercise will help you increase your strength, flexibility, improve your mobility, strengthen your heart and lungs, and help you control your weight. Watch this video from No Limits Sports to see a new wheelchair exercise. Irregardless of your ability, physical activity is for everybody!
Tagged with: ADA wheelchair world record
The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) celebrated their 20th anniversary this past July. In addition, the ADA set a New Guinness World Record for the most wheelchairs in a moving line, a total of 193 wheelchairs.
Tagged with: accessible disability hunting wheelchair
When you picture an angel, you probably don’t envision the angel wearing camouflage, but angels in camo brought hunting to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.
Tagged with: disability gaming Kinect Microsoft wheelchair
Microsoft’s wildly popular Kinect gaming system could have changed the game for players who have disabilities such as cerebral palsy and would otherwise be unable to use a gaming controller. But Microsoft dropped the ball on this one.
Tagged with: disability disability rights enhanced pat down punitive TSA wheelchair
Dr. Tammy Banovac uses a metal wheelchair which means she can’t go through the scanners and always gets a pat-down from TSA agents. The Transportation Security Administration has faced a growing outcry over security measures at U.S. airports, with many travelers complaining they are invasive and humiliating. Many people with disabilities, who must endure the enhanced pat-down as well as anyone accompanying them for air travel, feel the groping measures are punitive.
Tagged with: accessibility disability travel TSA wheelchair
The groping by TSA agents, “enhanced pat-downs” were supposedly meant to be so offensive, that no person in their right mind would opt-out of the “naked” body scanners. However, people with disabilities have no “opt-in” for the scanners.
Tagged with: accessibility assistive technology disability exoskeleton spinal cord injury wheelchair
An exciting assistive technology will gradually change the lives of many wheelchair users. Wearable robotic devices, so called exoskeletons, are now being launched which will for the first time offer wheelchair users the chance to walk.