Articles tagged “accessibility”

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The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

The Evolution of Accessible Travel: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Many hoteliers are unaware of just how many people with disabilities are out there spending money on travel. The companies that go above and beyond to make these travelers comfortable will gain their loyalty.

3 years ago

Uber and Lyft Could Solve Paratransit Issues, If Not for Their Own Access Problems

Uber and Lyft Could Solve Paratransit Issues, If Not for Their Own Access Problems

Bob Salsberg, Associated Press

The travel industry's sharing economy companies have had a free pass to discriminate against consumers for too long. It's time for all of them to play by the same rules -- or come up with better ones -- that their competitors already play by.

4 years ago

United Fined $2.75 Million for Mistreating Disabled Passengers

United Fined $2.75 Million for Mistreating Disabled Passengers

Alan Levin and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Expect more challenges as airlines' quest for more seats and more fees make planes more inhospitable for disabled flyers.

4 years ago

Air Travelers With Disabilities See Some Improvements, Study Finds

Air Travelers With Disabilities See Some Improvements, Study Finds

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Safety regulations and the limited space available on aircraft make it challenging for airlines to improve at the same rate as airports in accommodating passengers with disabilities. But if some airlines have done it, so can others.

5 years ago

Legal Settlement With Carnival Promises Improvements for Disabled Passengers

Legal Settlement With Carnival Promises Improvements for Disabled Passengers

Scott Mayerowitz, Associated Press

Now let's move on to the sharing economy companies. So much work to do there.

5 years ago

The Boeing Innovation Designed for the Aging Traveler

The Boeing Innovation Designed for the Aging Traveler

Marisa Garcia, Skift

An aging, less mobile population is a design challenge on one hand and a revenue opportunity on the other.

6 years ago