Knowing your rights can make all the difference in spending time in a public space, whether it’s parking lots, businesses, work or college. Easier said than done, right? With so much information available on the internet, how do you know where to start? More importantly, how do you know what’s reliable? Brand ambassador Stephanie Woodward, Esq., studied law extensively and regularly shares her knowledge on disability rights on our blog. We’ve compiled a list of just some of her articles on various topics.
Wheelchair Users’ Rights
Have you ever struggled with navigating parking lots because of a lack of parking for wheelchair-accessible vans? How about when trying to reach soap and paper towel dispensers in the restroom? In Wheelchair Users’ Rights, Stephanie covers wheelchair users’ rights in the context of parking lots, businesses with one-step entrances, bathrooms and pathways. Under each category, Stephanie summarizes some key points to keep in mind when visiting these spaces.
Disability Rights & College
If you are a college student or rising freshman, knowing your rights can help, not just with accessibility, but in fighting against discrimination. Stephanie mentions two key laws that every student with disabilities should be familiar with: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Furthermore, she cites some examples of discrimination under these laws and gives readers actionable steps for getting an accommodation. Read her article Disability Rights & College.
Air Travel Law for Wheelchairs
Flying is a very real fear, especially for those who are traveling with a wheelchair. Maybe you’ve heard some of the horror stories of airlines breaking wheelchairs and arriving to a city, being unable to move. While driving or taking another form of transportation may be alternate options, they’re not always convenient. Stephanie discusses her thoughts on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization of 2018 which was signed into law in October of 2018, specifically the section on air travelers with disabilities. Learn more about how this law can affect you as an air traveler with disabilities.
Work & Disability Benefits
Can you work while receiving disability benefits? While the rules can vary from state to state, Stephanie covers how employees receiving Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) may be affected. The rules differ depending on which type of benefits you receive, so it’s important to know which one you specifically receive. For more information, check out Stephanie’s article Work & Disability Benefits.
Check out Stephanie’s other articles for more information on disability rights!