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Organizer’s Forum: Taxis for All

America for All 2012 signCome learn about the push for accessible taxis and the elements of a successful campaign. We’ll give an overview of what the ADA has to say about taxis, an introduction to current issues important to the industry and how they affect the disability community, and examples of successful campaigns and campaigns in progress.

Speakers:

  • James Weisman, SVP and General Counsel, United Spinal Association
  • Carol Tyson, Senior Policy Associate, United Spinal Association
  • Potential Guest Speaker from SCI Ontario Public Policy Program 

CART / Accommodations: Connect to CART captioning. Username: forum. Password: forum. If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you to the National Disability Leadership Alliance for sponsoring the captioning of this call.

Call Etiquette: Because we want to maximize the generously donated CART services, we will begin the call promptly at 1:00 p.m. and end the call promptly at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. A few other reminders about call etiquette:

  • Say your name before each time you speak
  • Speak one at a time
  • Speak slowly and as clearly as possible

Mark your calendars! The Organizer’s Forum occurs on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern. Upcoming topics include: Language & Disability (May 2014) and Bioethics & Disability Rights (June 2014).

More Information

Background: The Organizing Workgroup of the National Disability Leadership Alliance hosts these calls the third Tuesday of every month as a resource for disability organizers, in an effort toward building the organizing capacity of the disability community across the country. They generally include a welcome followed by 2-3 experts in a given area speaking for a few minutes on their experiences, advice, and challenges. The calls include a 20-30 minute question and answer period.

If you have questions, please email jlehman7@gmail.com or dcoleman@cdrnys.org.

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