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    Ride Sharing: A Teaching Moment

    This afternoon, I ordered an Uber ride home from Trader Joe's. When my car arrived, I asked the driver - a young woman - to help me put my cart of groceries in the trunk. It's a very small cart, and probably weighed all of 15 lbs, but I have a hidden disability which limits how much I can lift, and also limits my range of motion. Lifting even that seemingly minor weight, and moving it up and over … [Read more...]

    Pilot Program for SF Paratransit Consumers- Volunteers Needed

    The following came to us from SFMTA. We urge anyone who is qualified and interested to pursue this opportunity. It's vital that people with disabilities who use SF Paratransit be the ones to test this out, and have meaningful input regarding any changes or enhancements that need to be made: For some time now and particularly at the past few PCC meetings, we have discussed two new projects that … [Read more...]

    Volunteer Advocate Opportunity with ILRCSF

    Volunteer Advocate Position Description  ILRCSF is seeking a Volunteer Advocate to attend Paratransit Coordinating Council ( PCC)meetings on behalf of ILRCSF. This is a chance to learn advocacy skills and help make ParaTransit more accessible. The PCC is an advisory body for riders, service providers, social service agency representatives and others to provide input into the Paratransit … [Read more...]

    Share Your Experience Using Lyft

    To: People with Disabilities Who Have Used or Tried to Use Lyft From: Disability Rights Advocates (“DRA”), Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld, and Timothy Elder of TRE Legal Practice Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) is investigating complaints from persons with disabilities who have been denied transportation services by drivers for Lyft, Inc., (“Lyft”) in the San Francisco Bay Area or other … [Read more...]

    Take the Accessibility Parking Survey

    California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) is a Sacramento based non-profit with the mission of increasing access and equal opportunity for people with disabilities. The Parking Accessibility Survey is an effort to understand the needs of people who use disabled parking placards to access on-street parking spaces during their regular travels. This short survey is intended for … [Read more...]

    An Important Court Hearing In The Uber Guide Dog Access Lawsuit

    Disability Rights Advocates invites members of the disability community and supporters of accessible transportation to attend a hearing in our lawsuit against Uber, a popular new taxi service. DRA is representing the National Federation of the Blind of California and several individuals in this lawsuit, which challenges refusals by drivers of UberX vehicles to transport blind customers with guide … [Read more...]

    SFMTA Approves Free MUNI for People with Disabilities & Seniors

    Free MUNI for low/moderate income seniors and people with disabilities has become a reality. This is a major victory for the disability community! Go here to get more information, and to find out how you can apply:   … [Read more...]

    New Fight in Uber vs. Taxis

     From the 1/6 SF Examiner New Fight in Uber vs. Taxis   "The future of wheelchair-accessible transit in San Francisco is in crisis, but one plan could either revitalize it or doom it, depending on whom you ask. Uber has been in talks with San Francisco to obtain exclusive use of city transit services for people with disabilities, called the paratransit system, The San Francisco Examiner … [Read more...]

    Story On Disabled Placard Abuse

    Check out this story from The Pew Charitable Trusts' blog that gives an overview of the problem of disabled parking abuse. The story also covers  policies that cities, throughout the country are implementing to try and address the problem. View article here.   … [Read more...]

    Support Free MUNI for People with Disabilities and Seniors!

    Thousands of low-income seniors and people with disabilities have rallied, signed postcards, attended hearings, and offered heartfelt testimonies about the need for free Muni. Our city has one of the highest costs of living in the country, and the gap between the very rich and the very poor becomes more apparent every day. Support free MUNI for low-income seniors and people with disabilities by … [Read more...]