Meet the Blind Man Who Convinced Google Its Self-Driving Car Is Finally Ready

Steve Mahan’s solo ride showed it’s time to take the car to market. Now 63 and having lost his sight, Mahan has become one of those capsule-bound explorers. In October 2015, he became the first member of the public to ride in Google’s self-driving pod-like prototype, alone and on public roads. No steering wheel, noContinue reading “Meet the Blind Man Who Convinced Google Its Self-Driving Car Is Finally Ready”

NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility

Amid Uber’s rapid unregulated expansion, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and nine other urban mayors have wisely chosen to develop a global rulebook to confront economic and social challenges of the sharing economy. This new coalition has a prime opportunity to finally end Uber’s discrimination against wheelchair users in New York and acrossContinue reading “NY Slant – Uber and Accessibility”

Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?

With the advent of the iPhone 5 and the “Lightning” connector, the Danglet style lanyard which clips in the large charging port, is now obselete. Until this year when the iPhone SE came out I used a lanyard from Danglet for my phones. A lanyard is so important and integral to my use of a mobileContinue reading “Want a Lanyard for iPhone 3/4?”

Airline Web Accessibility: Post US DOT Deadline Round Up

Round the world in 8 Days We are pleased to say we can conclude our round the world airline accessibility review, having looked at the six airlines (one from each continent) to see how they have approached the new US … Continued Curated by (Lifekludger) Read full article at Source: Airline Web Accessibility: Post USContinue reading “Airline Web Accessibility: Post US DOT Deadline Round Up”

Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources

A reader, Patricia, recently sent me these resources to share.   A colleague of mine has a special needs daughter and is easily one of the hardest working moms I know. Recently she told me about her frustrations with finding enough time in the day — she said she’s always hearing about different ways toContinue reading “Reader – Writes : A set of helpful resources”

Mobile Apps Like Uber and Airbnb Raise Novel ADA Title III Issues

Are online-only businesses like Uber and Airbnb covered by Title III of the ADA, and what would coverage mean when the businesses don’t own or operate the vehicles or accommodations that customers use? … Title III of the ADA only applies to owners, operators, lessors, and lessees of “place[s] of public accommodations.” Businesses such asContinue reading “Mobile Apps Like Uber and Airbnb Raise Novel ADA Title III Issues”

Weddings and Wheels – New Mobility

When planning your wedding, the most important part is finding ceremony and reception venues that fit your style and budget — and for wheelchair users, accessibility is another box to tick off. Trending venue options include getting married outdoors on farms or beaches, in warehouses or barns, or at poolsides. And as young wheelers makeContinue reading “Weddings and Wheels – New Mobility”