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Wheelchair user left stranded for four hours in ‘freezing’ cold at Colchester Station

Wheelchair user stuck at Colchester Train Station for four hours due to lack of wheelchair-accessible transportation.

Colchester, EN — A trip which should have just taken at least 15-minutes became a 4-hour nightmare for wheelchair user Hollie-Anne Brooks last Tuesday, Nov. 19. The 30-year-old disability activist arrived at Colchester from London at about 11:15 pm. Beforehand, she booked a wheelchair accessible taxi service through Greater Anglia to take to her home station, Wivenhoe, […]

Study shows 27% of wheelchair users get rejected by universal design taxis in Japan

Universal design (UD) taxis reportedly refuse 27% of wheelchair users in Japan.

A survey done by the Japan National Assembly of Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI-Japan) revealed that universal design (UD) taxis that are capable of transporting wheelchairs turned away 27% of wheelchair-bound participants. The group carried out the survey on various companies that provide UD taxis on Oct. 30 to investigate complaints that such taxis were turning […]

2 arrested after stealing a wheelcahir van from Melrose hospital

Police said this is a photo of the actual wheelchair van that was stolen. –Armstrong Ambulance via Melrose Police Department

Massachusettes, USA — Police arrest two men for allegedly stealing a wheelchair van from MelroseWakefield Hospital Thursday morning. Daniel Walsh, 22, and Nicholas Burke, 23, took the van on a wild joy ride. Officers tried to pull the van over in Peabody, but its drivers refused to stop. Later, both suspects crashed into a parked […]

Why Can’t Ridesharing Services Like Uber Be More Wheelchair-Friendly?

Why can't Uber and Lyft be more wheelchair-friendly?

Last year, the ride-hailing company Uber announced that they will be working with one of the country’s largest paratransit providers, MV Transit, to increase their wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAV). But almost a year has gone by and disabled riders barely notice any improvement. In fact, New York City, Uber’s largest U.S. market, currently only has 554 […]

10 Interesting Facts About Wheelchairs You May Not Know

Wheelchair users

For physically challenged individuals, an electric-powered wheelchair is an incredible method for enhancing personal mobility. A wheelchair enables a disabled individual to appreciate and even partake in occasions and exercises with families, companions, and friends. Furthermore, wheelchair users can now do things that were once thought to be impossible due to their disability. It could […]

Top 10 Best Wheelchair Transportation in Chicago

Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles in Chicago; the best disabled transportation in the city of Chicago.

Ever thought about visiting the Wind City of America but traveling with a wheelchair? No problem! The City of Chicago is as wheelchair-friendly as it can get. In fact, former mayor Emanuel announced major increase in wheelchair-accessible transit options for residents and visitors throughout Chicago last 2017. So if you’re looking for the next destination […]