Lawsuit underscores transportation challenges for people with disabilities, their families
“I think sometimes even if you’re talking about a small business or something, they sometimes don’t even know exactly that they’re doing something wrong, or there’s an issue. I mean, I think it’s different with a big corporation like Lyft, but a lot of times people need to be educated. “
Lyft offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAV) in select major cities – with no such options for riders outside those areas. Ansel Lurio, a power wheelchair user who is part of a pending class action lawsuit against the ride-sharing company, joins Alabama Care to talk about ongoing legislative efforts and transportation in rural America.
- Background on the lawsuit against Lyft
- What does the lawsuit entail in layman terms?
- What progress has been made?
- What does a successful case look like to you?
- What tips do you have for people with disabilities without an attorney?
- Have there been other instances of advocacy in your life before the lawsuit?
- What physical activities do you recommend for other people with disabilities?
- What other issues do you think need more advocacy in the disability community?
Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.