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Blind Maine woman, guide dog booted from flight over seating
Sue Martin of Franklin says she's never had a problem in 30 years of air travel until a trip on American Airlines to California this month. Martin, a Franklin resident who has been legally blind for decades, said she, her husband, Jim Martin, and her guide dog, Quan, were flying from Bangor to California on March 1 and landed at Reagan National Airport near Washington, D.C., after the first leg of their journey.
Invictus Games, Virgin Atlantic inspire with accessibility message
With the Invictus Games — the international competition inspiring recovery and supporting rehabilitation for injured and disabled servicemembers — having closed last week, RGN spoke with the Games’ UK partner airline Virgin Atlantic to learn more about how the carrier used the knowledge and experience gained from its best-in-class assistance program for passengers with disabilities to transport these inspirational athletes from the UK to Orlando.
NYC's push for more cabs with wheelchair access creates taxi war
The maker of the MV1 “Empire Taxi” is slashing its $39,000 wheelchair-accessible car to $33,000 for the city taxi market, making it cheaper than the Taxi of Tomorrow, which costs nearly $40,000 after it’s retrofitted with a wheelchair lift.

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