Transportation Resources

Transportation Resources

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This page has reports [real life stories told by youth and young adults with disabilities] and links to other organizations and agencies that can give you information about transportation & getting around.

Reports

Blue Ribbon Week
Christina Mills and others from the Independent Living Coordinator for the Access Center of San Diego Inc., North County Office go into the community and rank the "disability friendliness" of local businesses.

Driving with Adaptations
When you have a physical disability, driving a car may seem like an unreachable goal. Though it may not be possible to accommodate every type of disability, there are several adaptations that can make driving a reality. If driving seems like a responsibility you are ready to take on, check out this tip sheet to learn about accommodations for your needs.

How to Ride the Bus
Using the bus can be one of the keys to your independence. In this tip sheet you will learn about what you need to know to find a bus route to where you want to go, figure out the accommodations you may need and basically everything you need to know to make sure the wheels of the bus go “round and round” with you on board.

How My Service Dog Has Taught me to Serve
Brandon is 14 and lives in Indiana with is family, including his dog, Elaine. Learn about how this special relationships has enriched their lives.

Travel Tip Sheet
In today’s world, a lot of people enjoy traveling and visiting other places.  Traveling may seem difficult because there is a lot of planning involved, especially as a young person with a disability, but if you follow some of these tips, you can have a great vacation!

 

Links

Access-Able
Offers travel tips, travel agents and travel databases for people with disabilities.

The Access Board
U.S. Access Board, also known as the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. The Board, created in 1973, has served the nation as the only independent federal agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities.

Access Travel - Airports
How to make travel easier for persons with disabilities. Lists facilities and services at 553 airport terminals worldwide.

Travel Training for Youth with Disabilities
This publication discusses the essential components of a successful travel training program, the specific skills that travelers need to have in place to assure safe and independent travel, and the issues that arise with specific disabilities such as physical, cognitive, and visual impairments.

New Horizons for the Air Traveler with a Disability
This booklet, "New Horizons for the Air Traveler with a Disability." Its intent is to inform individuals with disabilities who travel by air about the latest steps taken to make their trip as efficient and enjoyable as possible, and what to expect in the future. It describes the latest changes made in response to the passage of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, and those changes that will be forthcoming under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

SOURCEABILITY
You can have an entire library of housing Accessibility information at a click of a mouse. For more info, contact:
Mark E. English, SourceAbility, Nation-wide
Toll-free 888-504-7483 or 205-345-3800.
FAX 205-345-3813
www.sourceability.org
email address: markea1@bellsouth.net