Paratransit: Disability Transport Services Information Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-07
Summary: Archive of published articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability Transport Services category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Disability Transport Services Publications - (51 Articles)
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.
Publish Date: 2017-12-14 - Updated: 2017-12-15
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.
Publish Date: 2017-10-27 - Updated: 2018-06-21
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.
Publish Date: 2017-10-09 - Updated: 2018-06-21
Car Dealerships to Provide Hand Controls for Test Drives for Disabled
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.
Publish Date: 2017-08-03 - Updated: 2020-03-24
Vision for Accessible Transportation in Canada
Canadian Transportation Agency Chair and CEO shares his vision for accessible transportation in Canada.
Publish Date: 2017-06-20
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.
Publish Date: 2017-04-06 - Updated: 2018-04-30
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.
Publish Date: 2017-01-04 - Updated: 2018-06-21
Disability Community and the Future of Autonomous Vehicles
United Spinal attends introductory meeting for Autonomous Vehicles community to meet stakeholders in the disability community.
Publish Date: 2016-12-19 - Updated: 2018-06-21
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.
Publish Date: 2016-09-26
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.
Publish Date: 2016-07-18 - Updated: 2017-12-24
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..
Publish Date: 2016-04-30
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.
Publish Date: 2015-08-21
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.
Publish Date: 2015-08-02 - Updated: 2015-08-06
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.
Publish Date: 2014-11-18 - Updated: 2020-11-21
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
NMEDA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.
Publish Date: 2014-05-05 - Updated: 2021-12-09
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.
Publish Date: 2014-03-12 - Updated: 2016-09-24
Renting a Wheelchair Van for Vacation
Information and policies you should know before renting wheelchair accessible vehicles for weekend getaways or vacations.
Publish Date: 2013-04-08 - Updated: 2022-02-05
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.
Publish Date: 2013-03-23 - Updated: 2020-09-25
What Self-Driving Vehicles Mean for Disabled
Information on autonomous vehicles and how driver-less cars could provide a level of freedom previously unobtainable to people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2012-10-01 - Updated: 2022-01-29
Renault Commitment to People with Disabilities
Renault Tech annually manufactures more than 1000 vehicles for people with reduced mobility.
Publish Date: 2012-07-08
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.
Publish Date: 2012-05-15 - Updated: 2021-09-10
50% of Senior Drivers Worry About No Longer Driving
Nearly half of senior drivers worry about losing their freedom and mobility.
Publish Date: 2012-04-05
When Teens with Autism Want 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.
Publish Date: 2012-01-09 - Updated: 2021-10-30
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.
Publish Date: 2011-12-13 - Updated: 2013-03-24
The Silver Tsunami of Aging Drivers
Baby boomers turning 65 this year will be driving the silver tsunami says the American Automobile Association AAA.
Publish Date: 2011-12-05
Monitoring Driver's State of Health While Driving
Researchers have developed a system that monitors vital signs such as heart rate, skin conductance and oxygen saturation in the blood via simple sensors in the steering wheel.
Publish Date: 2011-11-05 - Updated: 2021-12-06
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.
Publish Date: 2011-09-29
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.
Publish Date: 2011-08-19 - Updated: 2016-06-11
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.
Publish Date: 2011-07-11
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-24
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-22
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.
Publish Date: 2011-06-15
Senior Drivers Support Competency Test
Majority of elderly drivers surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age.
Publish Date: 2011-05-26
Older Driver Safety Bill
Transportation planners and engineers have yet to begin addressing the needs of older Americans in their street planning.
Publish Date: 2011-05-07
Selecting Drivers for a Non Emergency Transportation Company
Key Factors To Consider When Selecting Drivers For Non Emergency Transportation Companies.
Publish Date: 2011-04-28 - Updated: 2016-06-13
Location Based Emergency Roadside Assistance
Mobile location technology is playing a new role in the evolution of emergency roadside assistance.
Publish Date: 2011-04-18 - Updated: 2016-06-13
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.
Publish Date: 2011-03-31
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.
Publish Date: 2011-02-11
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-22
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.
Publish Date: 2010-11-10 - Updated: 2013-08-01
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-25 - Updated: 2016-06-12
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-24
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.
Publish Date: 2010-08-16 - Updated: 2013-08-01
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.
Publish Date: 2010-07-20 - Updated: 2011-09-29
First Car That Can be Driven by the Blind
First street vehicle equipped with technology allowing a blind person to drive independently.
Publish Date: 2010-07-02 - Updated: 2018-06-21
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.
Publish Date: 2010-04-22
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.
Publish Date: 2010-03-24 - Updated: 2011-05-04
Diesel Exhaust Fumes Associated with Lethargy
Breathing diesel exhaust during pregnancy is associated with sluggishness in offspring.
Publish Date: 2010-03-23 - Updated: 2013-06-04
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.
Publish Date: 2010-01-11 - Updated: 2016-09-24
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.
Publish Date: 2009-11-25
IDEA Transportation and Special Education Law
Discusses what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires as far as transportation for your child with a disability or autism.
Publish Date: 2009-02-04 - Updated: 2020-12-20
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