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19 Dec 16

Autonomous Vehicles & the Disability and Aging Communities

The possibility of seeing an autonomous vehicle (or “highly automated vehicle” in DOT parlance) driving down your street is no longer a question of “if” but “when.”  For example, Pittsburgh Uber now offers users the option of being picked up in a self-driving car, one of fourteen Ford Fusions equipped with radar, cameras and other…

18 Oct 16

Happy Birthday, NADTC! Today We Celebrate 12 Months of Achievement!

October 2016 marks a very special milestone for NADTC – we’ve officially been around for one year! Last October we were honored to begin work with the support of the Federal Transit Administration on this exciting new Center and everything we do here at NADTC is working towards our main goal: To promote the availability…

15 Aug 16

National Park Service 100th: Creating Accessible Options for Visitors

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service (NPS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary. As part of the National Park Service Centennial commitment, the NPS created a five year plan for 2015-2020, with three overarching strategic goals for addressing accessibility: Create a welcoming environment by increasing the ability of the National Park Service to serve…

29 Jun 16

Resources for Driving Safely

For older adults and people with disabilities who can and want to continue to drive, there are a number of up-to-date resources available that answer questions about driver readiness and safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is conducting a series of long-range studies on aging drivers called the LongROAD project (Longitudinal Research on Aging…

12 May 16

“Blaze a Trail” in May! NADTC Recognizes Older Americans Month

  This year, the Older Americans Month theme is “Blaze a Trail.” The annual celebration, held each year in May, offers the opportunity to learn about, support, and celebrate our nation’s aging population. NADTC encourages all older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and organizations that support accessible transportation to think about how you can blaze…

20 Apr 16

Two Wisconsin Transit Systems receive Dementia Friendly Designation

Local agencies in Rock County are committed to providing support to people with dementia by learning more about recognizing the disease, communicating with those who may have dementia, and being able to direct anyone with questions to community resources. The Rock County (Wisconsin) Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Dementia Friendly initiative is being championed by…

14 Jan 16

Announcing the new National Aging and Disability Transportation Center!

Welcome to the NADTC! We are so excited about the launch of the new  National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC). NADTC promotes the availability and accessibility of transportation options that serve the needs of seniors, people with disabilities and caregivers. The center also includes a focus on the Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and…