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AirAccess30.org Offers People with Disabilities Forum to Share Air Travel Experiences

Source: PVA

Individuals with disabilities now have a platform for sharing their stories, photos, videos and graphics about their air travel experiences.

AirAccess30.org, launched in January 2016 by Paralyzed Veterans of America, enables passengers with disabilities who utilize air travel to share positive and negative stories about their experiences.

The new website, launched in advance of the 30th anniversary of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), seeks the help of passengers with disabilities in showing the progress that has been made as well as the work that remains to accomplish the true spirit of the ACAA.

“It’s not just people who use wheelchairs who have problems,” said Heather Ansley, associate general counsel for corporate and government relations for Paralyzed Veterans of America. “There are a lot of different nuances, and we want to show the importance of air travel for the independence of people with disabilities – from business trips to vacations to travel associated with medical needs.”

AirAccess30.org offers a simple submission form in which air passengers with disabilities can submit their story, an image as well as additional images or videos relevant to describing their air travel experience. The site will also highlight some of the stories received by displaying them for others to review. [Read more at pva.org…]

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