While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has ensured some modes of public transportation are accessible for people with disabilities, a large barrier remains when it comes to air travel. In fact, in 2021 alone, the Department of Transportation received 1,394 disability-related complaints.
In this video, Easterseals examines the issues with air travel accessibility, especially when it comes to using a wheelchair. From broken wheelchairs to fear of air travel, Easterseals Board Member Maria Serrao and Easterseals National Advocate Erin Hawley speak about their experiences traveling with a disability.
These stories from Maria and Erin are just a few of the many reported every year. Add your voice and advocate for accessible air travel by sharing your story with your representatives at house.gov and senate.gov.
Learn more by reading our recent blog post “Terrifying and Uncomfortable: The Struggles People with Disabilities Face while Flying.”