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Greater Houston Transportation Program Helps Elderly & Disabled

Posted on · Harris County Rides helps provide on-demand transportation for the elderly and disabled. It provided about 75,000 trips in 2015. News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail Delaughter talked about the service with Vernon Chambers, the assistant director of Harris County’s Office of Transit Services.

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Lex Frieden on Crafting the ADA: Friday’s show (July 24, 2015)

Posted on · This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The landmark legislation, signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H.W. Bush, prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunities for disabled Americans in “employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation.” On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with one […]

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Fake Service Dogs: How Some People are Skirting the Law

Posted on · Last September, a new law went into effect that makes it easier for someone with a disability to bring a service dog into a restaurant or business. It also gives more authority to local police officers to enforce that law and establishes significant penalties for those who violate it. But some issues surrounding service dogs […]

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How Accessible is Houston for the Disabled?

Posted on · How accessible is Houston for the disabled? What services or processes are in place to ensure disabled Houstonians can get around? Is all of Houston up to the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act? And how do Houstonians without disabilities tend to treat those who are disabled? We’ll hear from two disabled men who are also advocates […]

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Accessibility in Houston, Pet Care, and the Texans After Kubiak: Houston Matters for Monday, December 9, 2013

Posted on · When we think about “getting around” Houston, we tend to think of it from our own perspective. If you’re young you don’t think about it from the standpoint of someone who’s older. If you own a car, you tend not to think much about those who don’t. The same goes for disabilities. If you’re not […]