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Paratransit: Disability Transport Services Information Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Transport Services category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-12-14 : Canada's Aging Population Signals Need for More Inclusive, Accessible Transportation System : Adapting the Canadian transportation system for older travellers will benefit people of all age ranges and abilities.
2017-10-27 : Conference on Autonomous Vehicles and the Disability Community : National Federation of the Blind and automakers host conference on autonomous vehicles and the disability community - Diverse group of attendees focus on accessibility of autonomous vehicles for the disabled.
2017-10-09 : Ethical Debate On Self-Driving Cars and Decision Making Algorithms : Should your self-driving car protect you at all costs, or should it steer you into a ditch, potentially causing serious injury, to avoid hitting a school bus.
2017-08-03 : Car Dealerships to Provide Hand Controls for Test Drives for Individuals With Disabilities : U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, rules individuals who use hand controls to operate cars and trucks have equal right to test drive vehicles before purchasing them.
2017-06-20 : Vision for Accessible Transportation in Canada : Canadian Transportation Agency Chair and CEO shares his vision for accessible transportation in Canada.
2017-04-06 : RidePIN Makes It Easier to Order Ride Sharing Transportation Services : RidePIN ride sharing service does not require a Smart-phone or data plan and makes transportation accessibility easier, safer and more reliable.
2017-01-04 : Teleoperation and Autonomy Can Improve Mobility For Disabled Drivers : Demonstration of teleoperated autonomous vehicle service for people with reduced mobility successfully completed as part of GATEway project led by TRL.
2016-12-19 : Disability Community and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles : United Spinal attends introductory meeting for Autonomous Vehicles community to meet stakeholders in the disability community.
2016-09-26 : Canadian Hearing Society and Uber Canada Partner to Promote Accessibility : Uber Canada and Canadian Hearing Society announce formal partnership to expand employment opportunities and accessibility for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing across Canada.
2016-07-18 : Health Care Transportation in Hopkins County, Kentucky : Hopkins County residents over 18 can use vouchers to be reimbursed for rides within Hopkins County to medical appointments not covered by PACS Medicaid contract.
2016-04-30 : Blind Uber Riders Who Use Guide Dogs - Discrimination Settlement : Uber agrees to take affirmative steps to prevent discrimination against blind riders who use guide dogs in its transportation network across the U.S..
2015-08-21 : Accessibility: US Department of Transport Rules : New navigation keypads featuring integrated illuminated audio jack and audio processor help kiosk and self-service applications comply with accessibility regulations.
2015-08-02 : Wheelchair Users Protest Uber's Discriminatory Practices : United Spinal Association, Taxis For All Campaign and wheelchair user advocates call on Uber to end discriminatory practices and start serving disabled persons.
2014-11-18 : Transportation Key to Reintegration as Civilians for Returning Veterans : Transit-oriented development may provide viable option for veterans with disability to help meet post-service needs independently and successfully.
2014-05-05 : National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association : NMEDA a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.
2014-03-12 : 2014 Production Launch of Universally Accessible MV-1 Vehicle : Mobility Ventures LLC launches production of 2014 MV-1 universally accessible vehicle with vehicles currently being processed for shipment to its nationwide MV-1 dealer network.
2013-04-08 : Vacation Inspiration: How to Rent a Wheelchair Van : Information and policies you should know before renting wheelchair accessible vehicles for weekend getaways or vacations.
2013-03-23 : Vehicle Insurance and Mobility Adapted Vehicles : ADA prohibits automobile insurance companies from refusing to sell car insurance to drivers with disabilities or charge them higher premiums however some insurance companies use a loophole to raise rates.
2012-10-01 : What Do Self-Driving Vehicles Mean for Disabled Travelers : Information on autonomous vehicles and how driver-less cars could provide a level of freedom previously unobtainable to people with disabilities.
2012-08-21 : New Study Shows Disabled Pay a Lot More for Auto Insurance : Study reveals difference in insurance rates between disabled and non-disabled was substantial although discrimination of people with disabilities is illegal.
2012-07-08 : Renault Commitment to People with Disabilities : Renault Tech annually manufactures more than 1000 vehicles for people with reduced mobility.
2012-05-15 : Campaign Calls for Safer Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles : No Compromises safety campaign will urge buyers of wheelchair accessible cars to demand sled testing certificates to check a vehicle is as safe as possible.
2012-04-05 : 50% of Senior Drivers Worry About No Longer Driving : Nearly half of senior drivers worry about losing their freedom and mobility.
2012-01-09 : When Teens with Autism Wish to Start Driving : Study investigates driving as it relates to teens with high functioning autism disorder found two-thirds of teenagers who are of legal driving age in their state are currently driving or plan to drive.
2011-12-13 : Don't be Selfish this Christmas - Stay Out of Disabled Parking Spaces : Disabled Motoring UK are appealing to shoppers to not be selfish when they park their cars in retail areas and ensure disabled parking provisions are not compromised.
2011-12-05 : The Silver Tsunami of Aging Drivers : Baby boomers turning 65 this year will be driving the silver tsunami says the American Automobile Association AAA.
2011-11-05 : Sensor System Monitors Driver's State of Health While Driving : Heath sensor system integrated into the steering wheel can monitor the drivers state of health while driving.
2011-10-24 : Prestige Insurance - Car Insurance for Persons with Disability, Carers and Their Families : Prestige is a U.K. insurance company who provide disabled motor vehicle insurance to persons with disability.
2011-09-29 : First Factory Built MV-1 Mobility Vehicle Rolls off Production Line : MV-1 is the first mobility vehicle factory built and assembled which meets or exceeds vehicle guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2011-08-19 : BRAUN 2011 Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Accessible Van : The Braun Corporation has added the 2011 Honda Odyssey Entervan to its already diverse line-up of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
2011-07-11 : Light Electric Vehicles (LEV) 2011 - 2021 : LEVs are propelled by an electric motor that uses an energy storage device such as a battery or fuel cell has two or three wheels and typically weighs less than 100kg.
2011-06-24 : Addressing Mobility Needs of All Transportation Users : Complete streets legislation requires consideration be given to the access and mobility needs of all users of our transportation network.
2011-06-22 : Ford Vehicles Will Feature Bold Fonts to Help Drivers Read Displays : Ford vehicles will feature wider bolder fonts within vehicle controls and interface screens for easier legibility for seniors and vision impaired.
2011-06-15 : Aging Baby Boomers to Face Poor Mobility Options : By 2015 more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent.
2011-05-26 : Senior Drivers Support Competency Test : Majority of elderly drivers surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age.
2011-05-07 : Older Driver Safety Bill : Transportation planners and engineers have yet to begin addressing the needs of older Americans in their street planning.
2011-04-28 : Selecting Drivers for a Non Emergency Transportation Company : Key Factors To Consider When Selecting Drivers For Non Emergency Transportation Companies.
2011-04-18 : Location Based Emergency Roadside Assistance : Mobile location technology is playing a new role in the evolution of emergency roadside assistance.
2011-03-31 : From Mobilise to Disabled Motoring UK : Disabled Motoring UK is the new name for Mobilise the charity who campaign on behalf of people with disabilities in the UK.
2011-02-28 : Helping Children with Special Medical Needs Travel Safely : Seats will be delivered to 49 hospitals and 16 pediatric practices statewide.
2011-02-11 : Apprentices Hand Over Modified Bus to Disabled Children : Modified bus donated by apprentices from Jaguar Land Rover Dealer Apprenticeship scheme will be handed over to a Warwickshire-based project.
2010-11-22 : Checking Your Car for Winter - Reliable Driving Tips : Hints and tips for preparing and maintaining your car for reliability and safety during the winter months.
2010-11-10 : Seniors Feel Ignored by Auto Makers in the Design of Vehicles : Needs related to unintended acceleration and greater fuel efficiency top the list of needs drivers want addressed in the design of future vehicles.
2010-08-25 : The Mobility Resource Offers the Right Equipment to Make Vehicles Disability Accessible : The Mobility Resource provides a wide range of adaptive equipment to make cars vans or trucks more disability accessible.
2010-08-24 : Wheelchair Accessible Van Manufacturer Freedom Motors Invited to White House : Freedom Motors introduced the U.S. to the first rear-entry wheelchair accessible minivan conversion.
2010-08-16 : Blind Driver Challenge Receives Top Graphical System Design Achievement Awards at NIWeek 2010 : Autonomous vehicle that allows a blind driver to navigate control speed and avoid collision while traversing a closed driving course.
2010-07-20 : Debut of First Factory-Built Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Coincides With ADA 20th Anniversary : Vehicle features deployable access ramp with a 1,200-pound capacity spacious 36-inch entryway and roomy interior.
2010-07-02 : First Car That Can be Driven by the Blind : First street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently.
2010-04-22 : Custom Vehicle Transport of Persons with Medical Needs or Disability : Spartan Chassis Showcases Custom Vehicle Module to Assist Transport of Persons with Medical Needs and Disabilities.
2010-03-24 : New York City Access-A-Ride Program Cost Saving Changes : Proposed Access-A-Ride cuts will have negative impact on individuals with disabilities in New York City.
2010-03-23 : Diesel Exhaust Fumes Associated with Lethargy : Breathing diesel exhaust during pregnancy is associated with sluggishness in offspring.
2010-01-11 : Auto Access Seat for 2011 Toyota Sienna : Toyota Auto Access Seat designed for use in the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan for people with a disability.
2009-11-25 : Chevrolet and GM to Incorporate a Safe Sound Alert for Electric Vehicles and Hybrids - National Federation of the Blind : General Motors and National Federation of the Blind to identify safe level of sound to alert the blind and other pedestrians.
2009-02-04 : Special Education Law and Transportation : Discusses what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires as far as transportation for your child with a disability or autism.

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