Sally O'Neill Opens the Skies for Travelers with Disabilities

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eTN has picked up on  story about Sally O'Neill's campaign for inclusion in air travel.

Kudos to Sally, eTN, and the Association for Airline Passenger Rights:

Sally O'Neill is a 17-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, and all she wants when she flies is to be able to remain in her own wheelchair. Sally is circulating a petition calling on the airline industry to modify the first seat in the first row to allow passengers with disabilities using wheelchairs to remain in their own wheelchairs during flight.

"After consulting with numerous professionals with disabilities having expertise in accessibility and safety standards, we determined that the 'O'Neill petition' was an important initiative to support," said Brandon M. Macsata, executive director of the Association for Airline Passenger Rights. "Forcing people with disabilities to travel using non-disabled standards when safe alternatives are available is not consistent with the principles laid out in the ADA [Americans Disability Act]."

Source: eTN


For parallel innovative developments in air travel read about:


Ken Wilson's Chair Flights

Kate Hunter-Zaworski:



See also:

TRANSED 2010

Den McCully's Day in the Sky

Rasha's petition for accessible airplane toilets

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