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Forum: General chat 10-10-2017, 11:35 AM
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Views: 192
Posted By Michelle
Thumbs up London black cab envy

Short videos showing off features of the various models of black cabs in London. All are wheelchair accessible, because that is a requirement in London. If London can do it, why can't NYC?
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Forum: Introductions 10-02-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Michelle
Hi Helpall, I hope we can help YOU, and your...

Hi Helpall, I hope we can help YOU, and your godson! is he eligible for services through OPWDD? https://opwdd.ny.gov/ Have you been working with any social workers? Some are better than others. Maybe...
Forum: Introductions 04-13-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By Michelle
I'm sorry to have to tell you that the situation...

I'm sorry to have to tell you that the situation for subsidized and supportive housing for people with disabilities in New York City is pretty bleak at the moment. Section 8 and Section 811 haven't...
Forum: General chat 03-23-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 882
Posted By Michelle
Thumbs up Zach Anner visits New York City in a quest for the rainbow bagel

… and must deal with inaccessible subway stations and bagel shops.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhpUJRGrZgc
Forum: New York City 10-27-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,212
Posted By Michelle
Open House Nov. 2 at The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People

If you or someone you know have declining vision, or are blind, and finding it more difficult to use your technology, we can introduce you to the strategies you’ll need to get back in the game.

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Forum: New York City 10-05-2016, 03:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,036
Posted By Michelle
This looks like a fabulous opportunity for the...

This looks like a fabulous opportunity for the right person or group! Thanks for posting it.
Forum: New York City 02-04-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,543
Posted By Michelle
I know Lifestyles for the Disabled on Staten...

I know Lifestyles for the Disabled on Staten Island does something like this, but I'm not sure how many people are involved or what sorts of skills are taught. But check out their page to find links...
Forum: New York City 12-08-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By Michelle
I'm skeptical, because much the same thing...

I'm skeptical, because much the same thing happened at the nadir of the Giuliani administration. After fighting the advocates tooth and nail over this issue, they suddenly agreed to make the taxi...
Forum: New York City 11-07-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,441
Posted By Michelle
Exclamation Judge: "City Does Not Have an Adequate Plan" for Evacuating Vulnerable During Disaste

A federal judge has ruled that New York City is not adequately prepared to evacuate disabled residents during emergencies, a problem that came to the forefront during Sandy and Irene.

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Forum: Action Alerts 08-19-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,306
Posted By Michelle
I know Zach will make a positive show, but I do...

I know Zach will make a positive show, but I do hope he'll mention accessibility problems when he runs into them. Could be a humorous way of educating the able-bodied public. :)
Forum: New York City 06-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By Michelle
After all these years of advocacy and protesting...

After all these years of advocacy and protesting and the Taxi of Tomorrow fiasco, they've finally decided to look into it?
Forum: Equipment exchange 05-26-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,359
Posted By Michelle
You'll have to email him to ask. :)

You'll have to email him to ask. :)
Forum: Equipment exchange 03-29-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,359
Posted By Michelle
brand-new, twin size, electric hospital bed

James E. Bahamonde, Esq has a brand-new, twin size, electric hospital bed that he is interested in donate to someone who needs an electric. The bed must be picked up from Nassau County. Please email...
Forum: New York City 03-29-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By Michelle
The start time for this has been changed: ...

The start time for this has been changed:

4/19 @ 11:30 PM, Oral Argument on the Noel v. TLC (Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl St, WC accessible entry 200 Pearl St, 9th Floor...
Forum: New York City 03-22-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By Michelle
If you'd like to be present for the appeal, it's...

If you'd like to be present for the appeal, it's on April 19 2012, 10 a.m. at the 2nd Court of Appeals (500 Pearl St/WCs 200 Worth St).
Forum: New York City 03-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By Michelle
Exclamation New York City wins freeze of taxi handicap access ruling

NEW YORK, March 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday granted a New York City request to temporarily freeze a controversial order holding that the city's taxi authority was in violation of...
Forum: General chat 12-27-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,649
Posted By Michelle
Girl to guy: Yeah... My sister's autistic, so we...

Girl to guy: Yeah... My sister's autistic, so we went to Disney World a lot...

--Soho

Overheard by: Benf


Girl: I just hate the subway, it's so dirty!
Guy: I know. And today, there were...
Forum: New York City 11-23-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,088
Posted By Michelle
Thumbs down New York City Claims No Obligation to Provide Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

November 23, 2011 8:11am | By Mary Johnson, DNAinfo (http://www.dnainfo.com/20111123/manhattan/city-claims-no-obligation-provide-accessible-taxis) Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — A lawsuit that aims...
Forum: New York State 11-08-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,579
Posted By Michelle
Plus a reaction from PolitickerNY...

Plus a reaction from PolitickerNY (http://www.politickerny.com/2011/11/05/david-paterson-doesnt-think-we-should-underestimate-occupy-wall-street/):
Forum: New York State 11-08-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,579
Posted By Michelle
Found on YouTube: ...

Found on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMVWEDgBJro (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtEYJHdBQx4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SymCCPcdRug
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Forum: New York City 11-04-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 923
Posted By Michelle
Soapbox Second Chance Roll-in to show Taxi of Tomorrow is not WC accessible!

From New York City's Taxis for All campaign:

After yesterday's successful Taxi Roll-In demonstrating that the Nissan taxi is not wheelchair accessible, there will be a second chance for New...
Forum: General chat 10-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,649
Posted By Michelle
Another "r word" post for consenting adults, but...

Another "r word" post for consenting adults, but it might be worth your time as it's an example of the clever wordplay people with Down Syndrome are capable of:
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Forum: General chat 10-31-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,649
Posted By Michelle
Hipster guy #1: Did you hear about the brain dead...

Hipster guy #1: Did you hear about the brain dead woman who had a baby?
Hipster guy #2: Whoa. Why'd she do that?

--1st Avenue & 9th Street

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Forum: General chat 10-31-2011, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,649
Posted By Michelle
Man: Can I buy a $2 subway card? Booth lady:...

Man: Can I buy a $2 subway card?
Booth lady: You have to use the machine.
Man: Can't you help me? I only have one arm.

--1st Avenue station


Overheard by: Jorge Montano
Forum: General chat 10-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,649
Posted By Michelle
Girl #1: ...so he'd just sit in the back of the...

Girl #1: ...so he'd just sit in the back of the room jerking off and nobody could say anything because he was special.
Girl #2: Let me get this straight: he couldn't control his motorized wheelchair...
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