Policy Update: DOT Proposed Rulemaking for Safe & Accessible Air Travel

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Eastern time

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On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a proposed rulemaking to strengthen implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), ensuring that wheelchair users can travel safely, with dignity and respect. The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is thrilled with this proposed rule, as accessible air travel is a top priority of the Foundation. We look forward to continuing our work with coalition partners on the fight for accessible air travel.

The proposed changes by the DOT include several key areas that our community has long advocated for: safe and dignified assistance for wheelchair users, better enforcement of violations and remedies for mishandled mobility devices and would mandate training for all airline staff and contractors physically assist travelers with disabilities and their mobility devices.

To learn more about the proposed changes to the Air Carrier Access Act rules and how you can participate in the comment process, please join us for a webinar on April 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Host: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

This event is FREE for everyone to attend. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

This webinar will be recorded and made available on the Reeve Foundation YouTube channel.

If you have any questions ahead of time, please use the “Questions & Comments” box located on the webchat registration page.