Accessible Transportation That’s Affordable?

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Accessible, affordable land transportation for persons with disabilities? It sounds like science fiction. Although noticeable efforts have been made in the private and public sectors concerning the issues, riders with disabilities still face obstacles getting from Point A to Point B. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has forced public buses to install folding ramps and lifts so individuals in …

To Be Disabled or Not

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To be disabled or not? That is the Roving Rose Knows question. Because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it seems that everyone wants to be disabled so they can get privileges or benefits. While this may embrace having a disability, it may also belittle the rights of those disabled individuals who really need some sort of accommodation. Take the …

Airline Accessibility Keeps Us Grounded

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With 75% of the 50 million Americans with disabilities flying each year, air carriers should offer the best services to this lucrative consumer group. The Department of Transportation (DOT) established the Air Carrier Access Rules as a result of Congress passing the Air Carrier Access Act in 1980. These regulations are supposed to help prevent discrimination against disabled passengers while …

Telecommuting On the Rise

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Telecommuting has become a cost-effective, convenient, and safe alternative to the typical 9-to-5-office job. This employment option allows employees to work from home and dispatch their work via email, telephone, fax, or courier. Telecommuting is becoming the golden access key to the working world, especially in the special needs community. An article published by the White House titled “Fulfilling America’s …