Thursday, July 7, 2011

On the Road to a Spontaneous Life

Contributed by Mary Leary

Welcome to Viewpoints – Pathways to Accessible Transportation! We invite you to follow us on this blog and share your thoughts about different aspects of accessible transportation. To start, I thought I’d share a few of mine.

“I want to live spontaneously. I want to live a spontaneous life,” Matthew Potter shared at the Easter Seals Project ACTION Youth with Disabilities Transportation Roundtable convened at the Division on Career Development and Transition Conference in October 2009. His words resonated with the group and with us. He captured the essence of accessible transportation and what it truly means to not only youth or people with disabilities, but to people of all abilities. Access to transportation offers spontaneity – the promise, the potential and achievements of accessible transportation. Choices. Flexibility. Independence.

Over the past year, Easter Seals Project ACTION continued on the road to promoting awareness of universal access to transportation for people with disabilities. We hope you will take a look at our 2010 Accomplishments Report and review our major programs and activities of the last year.

There is still so much to be done! Our overarching goal for this blog is to provide a forum to share and discuss the movements in accessible transportation. A.C.T.I.O.N!

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