[blindlgbtpride] Fw: ACTION ALERT: DOT is looking for your input to improve Airport access.
pgr3 at verizon.net
Wed Nov 30 18:34:31 EST 2011
I thought I'd send this to you in case you can do something about this problem. I am aware that many of you are travelers.
All the Best,
Sigmund Freud taught me how to see; Carl Rogers taught me how to feel.
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From: Cliff Perez
To: cperez at nycap.rr.com
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:45 PM
Subject: ACTION ALERT: DOT is looking for your input to improve Airport access.
Please, if at all possible, take action on this issue. We have been hearing from many people via articles and through email messages that Air Travel has been posing problems for persons with disabilities on many levels. For persons who are blind or visually impaired it is virtually impossible to access flight information as none of the screens are accessible. Also as some of you may be aware, many of their websites are not accessible to Screen Readers and as such, are in accessible to persons who are blind or visually impaired. If you are so effected or no anyone who is adversely effected by lack of access at the Airport, please take action and let the Department of Transportation know that these problems are very real and many Americans with disabilities are being discriminated against by the lack of access at our Airports. So I urge you again to take action and/or pass this information to anyone you know who may be negatively impacted by such a lack of Airline access. The best - Cliff.
The Department of Transportation's Air Travel Accessibility Proposal
We are reaching out to you because of the big stake you have in the Department of Transportation's (DOT) efforts to maintain the rights of travelers with disabilities. We encourage you to join the conversation at Regulation Room (http://regulationroom.org/) and help DOT get this new regulation right. Regulation Room is part of Cornell University's e-Rulemaking Initiative. DOT has proposed new regulations that will:
· Require airlines and airports to make check-in kiosks accessible to travelers with disabilities; and,
· Require airlines and travel agents to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Very few travelers with disabilities have commented on this important proposal, but there is still a little time left to comment.
Many people who would benefit from the proposal don't realize that DOT needs to hear from people who agree with the proposed regulations, not just those who disagree.
WE URGE YOU TO PARTICIPATE BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT.
J.D. Cornell Law School '11
2011-2012 Open Government Fellow
Cornell eRulemaking Initiative, Cornell Law School
158 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
jbh249 at cornell.edu
Clifton Perez, M.S.W.
Independent Living Center
of the Hudson Valley Inc.
15-17 third Street
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: (518) 274-0701 Ext. 128
Fax: (518) 274-7944
Email: cperez at ilchv.org
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