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“When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.” —Elise Roy, lawyer, artist, human rights advocate

Google Doodle image - Ed Roberts disabilities activist

Disabilities activist Ed Roberts would have celebrated his 78th birthday on January 23. In honor of this pivotal figure in the disabilities community, Google Doodle created artwork for their homepage that featured Roberts giving a lecture in his wheelchair.

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Transportation is changing more and more every day, and it’s opening up opportunities for people with disabilities to get around.

To offer your two cents on the issues most important to transportation as an individual with a disability, join the conversation on Thursday, October 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza in Boston.

View of an airplane from an airplane

We heard so many positive reactions to our “Wings for All” post that we did some digging and found a similar program right here in Massachusetts!

Wings for Autism provides a special opportunity for children with autism to get ready for upcoming flights. The Boston Logan Airport is hosting a “rehearsal” to help kids with autism become more comfortable before the big day.

Accessible transportation benefits everyone - not just people with disabilities

Researchers at the Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI) at San Jose State University in California recently wrote an article titled “Improving Pathways to Transit for Persons with Disabilities”. They took a look at how people with disabilities travel in five different states: Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Oregon, and Washington.

The goal of their research is to find ways for people with disabilities to use transportation to access services,