Tag Archives: ADA

The Time Warner Way (Part I)


My father was a college professor who had five children and an old 14-room house: he knew how to fix things. I grew up watching him analyze broken stuff and then figure out how to fix it. If it was … Continue reading

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Call-a-Bus Meets Anne Woodlen


We interrupt this series of blogs about Medicaid patients being unable to get home health aides in order to bring you a short history of Call-a-Bus. Call-a-Bus, hereinafter referred to as CAB, is public transportation solely for people who are … Continue reading

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It’s All About Power


It is my right, as an American citizen who is disabled, to use a power wheelchair. The Iroquois Nursing Home, where I currently reside, has made a policy that no resident may use a power chair. The policy is clearly … Continue reading

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Wheelin’ the Iroquois


Monday 5 August To the Americans with Disabilities Centers: I have been using an electric wheelchair for ten years.  Last month I was admitted to a nursing home that refuses to let me use the electric wheelchair.  They require me to use a … Continue reading

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Annie Enters Politics


So Peter Cahan and I sat in the office of Beata Karpinska, ARISE’s director of advocacy, and had this conference call with attorney David Knight in the Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Civil Rights.  I told David story after story of … Continue reading

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Some of Us Don’t Even Have Feet


Letter to the Editor, Post-Standard (continued) Do you know who comes to the [Public Transportation Advisory Committee] meeting?  Linda McKeown, director of Call-a-Bus.  Fifteen disabled people sit there and try to make some sense out of the system, and Linda … Continue reading

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I Am Her Job


Continuation of letter to Centro Operations Director: I repeatedly asked [the call-taker in Centro Operations] for the information [about when my ride would arrive].  She refused to give it, repeatedly demanding to know if I wanted to cancel.  I said, “I’ve … Continue reading

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