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Please find below links to stories that feature Access Living and critical issues on which Access Living works.
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We Will Ride -- Op/Ed from Chicago Sun Times

Op/ed Essay from Marca Bristo about the failure of Uber to provide rides to people who need wheelchair accessible vehicles

Coverage of

On October 13, the lawfirm Much Shelist filed a Federal Complaint against Uber for the company’s failure to provide service to people who need Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Access Living and three individual plaintiffs. The story generated broad media coverage, from local, national, and international news outlets.

Non-profit honoring companies helping those with disabilities

Story from ABC Channel 7 about new Access Living Initiatives, and about June 16 “Lead On!” Gala.

WBEZ: Chicago Magnet School Inaccessible

Story from Chicago Public Radio about Civil Rights Complaint filed against Chicago Magnet Public School on behalf of a student who was denied access to the school. Complaint demands that all magnet schools become accessible. Story ran on April 26, 2016.

Relief efforts in Haiti

The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) is compiling information about charitable organizations raising support for Haiti and providing some focused efforts related to people with disabilities.

Group empowers young women with disabilities

By Karen Meyer, ABC7 News Team

Independence means being able to make your own decisions about your life, but for young women with disabilities this is not easy.

With support from a unique group, many are learning how to stand up and take control of their lives.
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Hearing raises safety concerns about Pace paratransit

By Marni Pyke | Daily Herald Staff

State and Chicago officials joined disabled riders in calling for reforms to Pace's newly minted paratransit service Wednesday.

The suburban bus agency instituted major changes to the way paratransit works in Chicago this March, including dividing the city into three zones to be served by different transportation companies.

The suburban bus agency instituted major changes to the way paratransit works in Chicago this March, including dividing the city into three zones to be served by different transportation companies.
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