Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

Airline Discrimination

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 21, 2016 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Most of us will agree, that Airline Transportation is more than likely the most common and popular mode of transportation.  Unfortunately, it does come with its challenges especially when the person using this mode of transportation has some form of disability.  One common misconception might be who's responsibility is it to transfer a person who utilizes a wheelchair, from their wheelchair onto the plane and from the plane back to their wheelchair when the plane arrives at its fina...

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Accessible Parking/Parking Placards

Posted by Ask Emily on November 25, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Right when I thought that I was running out of ideas to blog about, this one hit me. The dreaded topic of accessible parking and parking placards. When a person has a, "privilege" of something, nothing irritates a person more than those who violate the privilege and eventually ruin it for everyone else. This is what some people are afraid of when it comes to, "accessible parking". Different people are getting more and more upset about this subject, for many different reasons. There are t...

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Reasonable Accommodations In The Workplace

Posted by Ask Emily on November 20, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

How would you define, "Reasonable Accommodation" in the workplace?  What are your rights, what can you do if an employer does not provide you with a reasonable accommodation, how long does an employer have to provide you with a reasonable accommodation?

Door To Door Transportation

Posted by Ask Emily on November 20, 2013 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some cities, states, and countries have done better than others when it comes to door to door transportation needs of their, "disabled" and/or, "elderly" residents. Some people with, "disabilities", and some, "elderly", can't drive at all, or they might be intimidated to drive for one reason or another, and they depend on public transportation services, church organizations, neighbors, friends, family, and other organizations to help them to get from point A to point B if it is not within wa...

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Public Buildings and Accessibility

Posted by Ask Emily on November 20, 2013 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

When you are making plans to go to a new building for the first time, whether it is for an appointment of some kind, or for a social event or activity, whose responsibility should it be to know ahead of time if the building is accessible for assistive devices like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc? How have you handled it, if you have gone to a new place for the first time expecting and assuming that it is accessible and you get there to find out that it is not? Do you put in a complaint abo...

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