transportation

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People who are blind or visually impaired have lower employment rates than people without disabilities. Many people with visual impairment are unable to drive. As a result, they may face additional challenges in finding reliable transportation to get to and from work, which can limit their options for employment. Orientation and mobility (O&M) instructors can teach children and adults who are blind or visually impaired to travel safely on foot and to use public transportation.

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A Transportation Guide for Persons who are Blind or Have Low Vision contains helpful information about finding and using transportation options, and is designed for persons with vision impairments or those who serve them. Forward the link or print copies of the document as needed. Students or researchers may prefer to use the version with in-text citations, located on our Publications for Download page at https://www.blind.msstate.edu/research/nrtc-publications/download/.

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is seeking public comment on amending its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on the transportation of service animals. Comments are due by July 9th via mail, fax, hand delivery, or through the regulations.gov portal.

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Accessible Transportation Symposium

During this roundtable, held in June 2015, participants shared scholarly and experiential knowledge related to accessible technology and transportation, as well as identified partnership opportunities to spur innovation and increase transportation and mobility options for people with disabilities.

The conference proceedings highlight recommendations centered around the need for universal standards for wheelchair interface, safety standards, and clinical practice guidelines that comply with reimbursements from Medicare and other third-party insurers.