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Share Your Experiences with Accessible Transportation!

The National Council on Independent Living is currently conducting research on our members’ experiences with transportation, and we are seeking information from individuals who have struggled to gain access to accessible transportation. We are looking for several compelling stories to help us mobilize around issues of vehicle accessibility and autonomous vehicles.

NCIL logo - National Council on Independent LivingWhile we will be advocating for a comprehensive approach to accessibility, right now we are looking specifically for stories related to the following:

  • Buying and modifying a vehicle for wheelchair access.
  • Arranging accessible ridesharing (Uber and Lyft).
  • Interface access and needs for blind and D/deaf individuals.
  • How wheelchair users manage public transportation (fixed route, paratransit and other modes). Specifically: What your thoughts are about the service? How does it affect your ability to get out in the community?

If you have experienced barriers with any of the above topics, please share your story.

The survey is also available in Word and plaint text and can be emailed back to [email protected]. Please share your story and help with this important effort!


  1. Dewone Banks says

    We been struggling with city bus here in Jackson Mississippi,it getting difficult to get around in a wheelchair which I been in one 28 years to this day.i had not tried to get on an airplane but I do know some who has and it was very difficult using their power chair