Episode 4: Access to the World: Air Travel
The second in our “Access to the World” series, this episode focuses on the unique challenges air travel presents to individuals who use wheelchairs. We will discuss the current state of air travel and the inconvenience, and emotional strain it causes travelers who use wheelchairs. Then, we turn the tables to talk about solutions. The work that is being done around legislation and aircraft crash-testing and modification is phenomenal, but these things take a village to bring to fruition. Our guests discuss the amazing work that is being done to improve air travel for wheelchair users and how we can all get on board to help make real change happen.
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- To file a complaint with the Department of Transportation regarding damage to wheelchairs or other issues related to your experience as a traveler with a disability: https://tinyurl.com/9p4xe3zz
- FAA Reauthorization Act: https://tinyurl.com/25kj2wpn
- Air Carriers Access Amendments Act (ACAAA): https://tinyurl.com/d9k3hdwe
- To support the Air Carriers Access Amendments Act (ACAAA) – https://tinyurl.com/83cmnedj
Chris Rosa, Ph.D.
City University of NY: https://www.cuny.edu
CUNY Student Inclusion Initiatives: https://www.cuny.edu/current-students/student-affairs/student-life/office-of-student-inclusion-initiatives-osii/
Mindy Henderson is the Editor-in-Chief of MDA’s Quest family of content and the host of this podcast. She was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type 2 when she was 15 months old and has been a life-long partner to MDA. Mindy is also a motivational speaker and a writer, with her first book set to hit book stores in Fall of 2022.
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