ADA Anniversary: A Time of Celebration, Cause for Improvements

Published in Member Communities on June 22, 2020

HME News released an article about VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab, and NCART about their celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ADA. The article highlights a video that features longtime champion and lead sponsor of the act, retired Sen. Tom Harkin.

HME News goes on to talk about the five-week campaign, which is symbolic of the five titles of the ADA, that will also feature additional clips; quizzes posted to social media; and a remote social event on July 26, the anniversary of the act passing.

U.S. Rehab's Greg Packer also mentions that the aviation industry is not regulated by the ADA. Due to size and weight limitations, it has lagged behind the rest of the transportation industry in terms of storage and accessibility.

“Access means how does that person safely get in and out of that airplane, how is their wheelchair protected and how is it delivered to them when they arrive at their destination,” said Clayback.

To that end, NCART, the United Spinal Association, and U.S. Rehab are working with RESNA to help the aviation community come up with solutions to safely transport those with disabilities and assistive technology devices.

“So we’re not seeing as much damage (to their wheelchairs),” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab.

Click here to read the original article.

To learn more about the ADA campaign, visit vgm.com/ADA.