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30th Street Station Accessibility

by Lucy Trieshmann

February 17, 2019

On a recent trip to Philadelphia, I took the Amtrak Crescent from Charlottesville, VA, to Philly’s iconic 30th Street Station, then from Philly to New York’s Penn Station. While my experiences with the Charlottesville and New York stations, as well a ...

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Accessibility At Thomas Jeffersons Academical Village

by Blue Trunk

February 3, 2019

Few visitors to Charlottesville, VA will leave without taking in Thomas Jefferson’s historic Academical Village. From the newly renovated Rotunda to the sweeping Lawn, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers architectural, historical, and academic int ...

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Adding Wheelchair Access To Existing Buildings

by Claire Wellbeloved-Stone

January 20, 2019

Portable RampsOccasionally while traveling, both in the United States and abroad, I’ve noticed signs with a bell to request a wheelchair ramp. In places where the building is old or historic, a portable ramp that can be stored while not in use is a g ...

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Adding Alt Text to Instagram and Facebook

Adding Alt Text To Instagram And Facebook

by Blue Trunk

January 6, 2019

Popular social media platforms Instagram and Facebook recently added a new feature to provide more equal access to users with disabilities. Alt text is a hidden description of an image that assistive devices like screen readers can read to people wit ...

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Kashmira's mother on the bus

Train Journey

by Kashmira Sheth

December 16, 2018

My mother, who just turned 90, loves to travel. My parents emigrated from India to the US in 1985 and have mostly lived with us since then. After my father’s death, I or my family has accompanied my mother on her travels all over the US, Mexico, Ind ...

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