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Using Rideshare Services Isn’t Easy When You Have a Service Animal. That Needs to Change.

“Not that I condone fascism, or any -ism for that matter. -Isms in my opinion are not good. A person should not believe in an -ism, he should believe in himself. I quote John Lennon, ‘I don’t believe in The
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Here’s How You Can Show Solidarity to Disabled Classmates

Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for members of the disability community, especially those who are entering new schools and new phases of their educations. Inaccessibility is a constant problem on campuses, and that doesn’t just include physical access…
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Delta’s Pit Bull Service Dog Ban is Disability Discrimination: Here’s What You Need to Know

Defying disability rights, scientific fact and public outcry, Delta Airlines has prohibited pit bull-type service dogs on their flights.  As of July 10th, any person with a disability who attempts to bring a pit bull-type service dog on a…
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I’m Tired of Being Accused of “Faking” My Need for a Service Animal

This blog post was re-published on HuffPost. Recently, while on a date, the subject of service animals came up. My date spoke of a female coworker of theirs who would occasionally bring a service dog to work. They expressed…
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Canadian airport provides first bathroom for service animals

Everyone knows traveling comes with challenges. Finding a hotel on a budget, adjusting to a different climate or time zone, booking sight-seeing reservations weeks or months in advance – these are struggles that accompany almost every out-of-town trip, whether you…

Settlement requires Uber to eradicate discrimination against blind riders who use service animals

Uber Technologies, Inc. will take new steps to ensure its drivers do not discriminate against customers who are blind or have visual disabilities that require the assistance of service animals, under a new settlement announced April 30. “This settlement sets…
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Fan sues NFL team over service animal dispute

At first, it did not look like there would be a problem. James Hilburn entered Levi’s Stadium, accompanied by his service dog, who is trained to provide him support and detect imminent seizures. He showed his dog’s documentation to the…
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The benefits of non-traditional service animals are being discovered as demand grows

Therapy animals are holding an ever-more prominent place in our society. Used by people with physical or psychiatric disabilities, service and companion animals can often provide emotional support or perform a specific service or services, such as assisting people with
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Miniature horse accommodation lawsuit moves forward

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit revived a federal discrimination lawsuit August 14 brought by the family of a young girl who uses a miniature horse to accommodate her disabilities. “While protecting public health and property values…