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MTA Access-A-Ride van (file/credit: Adam E. Moreira via Wikimedia Commons)

‘Super Bowl Boulevard’ Impacting Some Access-A-Ride Service

The MTA in a statement said it’s doing its best to coordinate with Access-A-Ride customers. Even though the cross streets are still open, the MTA said it has to coordinate drop-offs around frozen zones.

01/27/2014

A home along the shore in the Rockaways ravaged by Superstorm Sandy - Nov. 2, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Judge Rejects City’s Evacuation Plans For The Disabled During Emergencies

A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.

11/07/2013

Smith-9th Streets subway station in Brooklyn - April 26, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

State Lawmaker: MTA Is Not Doing Enough For Disabled Commuters

New York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.

08/25/2013

Delta Airlines Wheelchairs (credit: CBS 2)

Disability Advocates Speak Out Against Airport Wheelchair Abusers

It’s hard to pin down an official number for how many of the requests for wheelchairs are bogus, but one expert estimates it at 15 percent nationwide.

05/13/2013

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State Agency: Abuses Down Sharply At Facilities For The Disabled

The New York state agency responsible for care and services for the disabled said Monday that abuse allegations have declined sharply at state-run facilities.

03/18/2013

Volleyball (credit: clipart.com)

N.J. Educators React To Federal Decision On School Sports For The Disabled

A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.

01/25/2013

Eason Alonzio found dead in van (credit: CBS 2)

Police Investigate Death Of Mentally Disabled Man Eason Alonzio In East Harlem

Police say the 48-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Tuesday in the rear seat of a Ford Econoline.

08/03/2011

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Amtrak Train Stopped By Downed Overhead Wires

There may be some delays because only two of the three tracks in that area are open.

12/09/2010

A surfer walks to shore on Rockaway Beach

Surf Lessons Open New Vistas For Disabled Kids

Learning to surf is a rite of passage for teens in seaside communities around the world. But in recent years in communities from Long Beach, N.Y., to San Diego and Hawaii, children with disabilities ranging from near-blindness to autism have been joining the fun, amazing their parents, their counselors and themselves by hopping up on surfboards and riding the waves.

08/29/2010