The Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury System hosted the SCI Forum “Community Mobility: Getting Where You Want to Go” on June 14th, 2011 at the University of Washington Medical Center. Discussed were the different accessible transportation options available for people with disabilities in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, including buses, light rail, Access, DART and Bus Rapid Transit. Jodi Connolly, MA, CTRS/R of Harborview’s “Getting There” Transportation Resource Center and Amanda Bryant of First Transit discussed these services as well as additional programs that can help individuals learn how to use the transportation system, plan trips, and feel comfortable traveling around the community independently. Helpful resources, travel tips and information about volunteer transportation and wheelchair accessible taxis were also provided. Watch the video or read the report.
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Did you miss a past forum? There are 34 SCI Forum videos on topics related to living with SCI available to watch online at sci.washington.edu/info/forums/forum_videos.asp.
For more information on the NIDRR-funded Northwest Regional Spinal Cord Injury Model System please visit sci.washington.edu/index.asp.