05 Jul '11, 4pm

The Very Unaccommodating Skies: Travel for the Disabled Is One ...: People always associate summertime with trav...

The Very Unaccommodating Skies: Travel for the Disabled Is One ...: People always associate summertime with trav...

People always associate summertime with travel. For many travelers with disabilities, and for my husband Jim Fisher and I as parents of an autistic teenager , travel tends to be associated with headaches or rather with something more like migraines. With TSA, airlines packing in the econo-passengers and civility and patience in short supply, the skies, the roads, etc., all seem to be decidedly less friendly. Individuals who need wheelchairs and other accommodations have really been getting short shrift while flying in Europe, as Reuters notes, and the situation doesn’t look like it will be changing anytime, or anywhere (including in the US), soon. Last week, European Union officials met with representatives of the European Disability Forum , which represents about 80 million Europeans with disabilities, to discuss the challenges of flying. Unfortunately, the meeting yielde...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/the-very-unaccommodating-skie...

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