Other enabled individuals, want to work and the primary impediment is "reliable" transportation to and from work.
The ADA transportation language/regulationas should be amended to increase the paratransit service area from 1 mile on either side of a fixed route service to a 10 mile corridor.
Nationwide the efficacy and outcomes for supported employment can be significantly enhanced through partnerships between urban and rural transit authorities, state vocational rehabilitation agencies, state departments... more »
For those whose disability becomes worse but only at times, there needs to be a way for enhanced transportation help when the intermittent disability becomes a temporary, but real and recurrent barrier to getting to work.
I have heard about too many issues about people taking advantage of those with disabilities, and even those who do not have disabilities, are taken advantage of.
I am aware of friends with disabilities relying on the word of other friends with disabilities, who will use a service by "name" but end up being taken advantage of anyhow. So the social guarantee of friends... more »
Full disclosure: I have multiple disabilities.
It is difficult to find trustworthy ride services that work with those who have disabilities. One thing that would make me feel more comfortable is if ride-sharing services included a picture of the driver when we sign up for their services.
To address my vision and motor skill challenges, I recommend that apps that rely on buttons to submit for location or help or calling a cab and so on, that the buttons be very large so that they are easier for those with vision problems and motorskill issues to use.... more »
Van services are beholden to area jurisdictions. Once, he was asked to participate in an audition for a job; he lives in one county, but the job was in the next county. To be able to use the van services, he would have had to pay an out-of-pocket fee that was prohibitively expensive. Is it possible to have county council members... more »