United Spinal Association is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all people living with a spinal cord injury or disease (SCI/D).
Recent NYC legislation will place a one-year cap on the number of new vehicle licenses for rideshare vehicles — unless they are wheelchair accessible.
Up until now, rideshare companies have ignored the needs and rights of wheelchair users even as the City required yellow cabs to become accessible.
Keeping Transportation Accessible!
Accessibility Empowers Us All!
The great strides to protect the needs of wheelchair users, paralyzed veterans, and all people with spinal cord injuries and disorders must not be forgotten, but there is still much progress to be made.
LET’S MAKE LIFE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL
A GRASSROOTS VIEW
Laura Power, a United Spinal member from Pennsylvania shares her experiences joining other wheelchair users in fighting for disability rights at United Spinal’s Roll on Capitol Hill this past June in Washington, DC.
Fighting For Disability Rights
More Than Ever Before!
Our grass roots activists from across the country accomplished more Hill visits and raised awareness of critical issues to a greater extent than ever before.
Over 120 wheelchair user members, clinicians, partners and other disability advocates from 33 states plus Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico, gathered in Washington, D.C. to promote greater access to quality affordable healthcare, community integration, disability rights, assistive and rehab technology, veterans benefits and air travel protections vital to people with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D).
2018 Roll on Capitol Hill
United Spinal member Ian Mackay is a passionate advocate for greater accessibility of bike paths and multi-use trails for wheelchair users and other people living with a disability.
In 2016, Mackay rode his wheelchair across Washington State to advocate for more accessible trails for wheelchairs users.
“Maintaining and expanding national, state and city parks, while making sure that they are inclusive to all, is something I’m extremely passionate about,”
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Advocacy & Public Policy
United Spinal is actively involved in advocating for benefits and regulations that are beneficial to paralyzed Americans and all people with disabilities. We encourage everyone to get involved and be an advocate and activist. We can and will facilitate change by joining together and speaking as one.