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Learning how to use public transportation

Transportation, Community Living Skills session
http://healthycommunityliving.com/CLS/user/login
This online session describes the different types of transportation one might take for short and long trips. It also discusses how to best navigate your community and how to be safe while using public transportation.
* For this online session, you will need the username and password provided by your CIL staff. Sign in and select the Transportation session.

People with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Transportation
https://www.transportation.gov/civil-rights/civil-rights-awareness-enforcement/people-disabilities
Click the Accessibility tab on the left side of the website to learn about the different ways of traveling with a disability.

Transportation, Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
https://dredf.org/public-policy/transportation/
This resource provides basic information as well as detailed information about public transportation options and requirements under the ADA. See the Topic Guides on ADA Transportation for technical assistance on paratransit and other transportation topics.

Ridesinsight.org
https://www.ridesinsight.org/
Use this searchable database to find accessible transportation in your area.

Riders’ Guide to Public Transit for People with Disabilities  (PDF)
https://www.nationalmssociety.org/NationalMSSociety/media/MSNationalFiles/Documents/ridersguide.pdf
This resource is a comprehensive guide about transportation options for people with disabilities. Learn about fixed route transportation options and tips in planning your trip, the eligibility requirements for paratransit, and the ADA requirements for accessible transportation.

How to Ask Someone for a Ride, WikiHow
https://www.wikihow.com/Ask-Someone-for-a-Ride
Learn how to politely ask and receive a ride from someone.

IceContact.com
http://icecontact.com/
This free online tool, ICEContact, is a personal safety application that will send instant or delayed messages to friends in case of an emergency if you are out alone. Using an application like this can help you stay safe out in your community.

Uber
https://get.uber.com/
Use this resource to sign up for Uber, where you can request and pay for rides on your phone.

Identifying accessible public spaces

CHECpoints
http://checpoints.com/
Use this searchable database to find accessible locations in your area. This is a tool that is currently in development and may not provide all the accessible locations in your area. Contact your local CIL to assist you with gathering information about accessibility in your community.

accessnow
http://accessnow.me/
Use this online accessibility application to find information on accessible locations around the world. Share information you learn about accessibility in your community to make a more informed and educated community and comprehensive resource.

AXS Map
https://www.axsmap.com/
Use this online resources and application to find, rate, and share accessible places in your area.

Ability List
https://abilitylist.org/adwords-build-01242016/index.html
Find and share disability resources, in your hometown and across the country.

Americans with Disabilities Act Fact Sheet
https://outandabout.ctb.ku.edu/wp-content/uploads/ADA-Fact-Sheet-tagged-version.pdf
Learn about this landmark civil rights act for people with disabilities.

2010 Standards for Accessible Design Fact Sheet
https://outandabout.ctb.ku.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010-ADA-Standards-Fact-Sheet-tagged-version.pdf
Learn about the regulations for accessible buildings and facilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Finding your way around your community

2-1-1
http://www.211.org/
2-1-1 is a free and confidential national information and referral service. This site is a good place to start to find information about local resources.

How to find location and get directions with Google Maps, iMore
https://www.imore.com/how-find-locations-and-get-directions-google-maps
This resource walks you through the steps of finding a location and using directions to navigate to places in your community using the Google Maps application.

ICEContact.com
http://icecontact.com/
This free online tool, ICEContact, is a personal safety application that will send instant or delayed messages to friends in case of an emergency if you are out alone. Using an application like this can help you stay safe out in your community.

ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations
http://www.ilru.org/projects/cil-net/cil-center-and-association-directory
Find your local Center for Independent Living (CIL) to contact for assistance in gathering information about local transportation and navigation. Select your state on the map provided here locate the CIL nearest you.

 

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