The 40th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 gives us a chance to reflect on the progress we've made and the challenges that still exist for people with disability in the 21st Century. As the predecessor to the Americans with Disability Act, the Rehabilitation Act continues to serve as the foundation for enhancing access for all Americans.
Section 504 is the federal law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in programs receiving federal funding. While many people are familiar with the idea of accessible sidewalks, and buses, one of the lesser-known keys to achieving transportation progress for people with disabilities is access to travel training.
Learning to navigate the available options safely and confidently can make a big difference not just in your mobility, but in your quality of life and the number of opportunities open to you.