The Bigger Picture, Issue 30

Wow, our 30th blog post! Amazing! Let’s dig into some great stories this week about IL and disability!


Gatorland Launches Wheelchair-Accessible Zip Line

This great news was found by happenstance on the web this week! The renowned fun zone in Orlando, FL–Gatorland–is opening a wheelchair-accessible zip line! You can read more and find some images of this great attraction by clicking here, the story from WESH Orlando. It would be great to see more accessible attractions here in the US (and everywhere)!


 

AI ‘drivers’ Will Gain Same Legal Status as Human Drivers in Autonomous Vehicles, NHTSA Rules

Now before you say “Wait wait pump those brakes, webmistress, what does this have to do with IL?”, autonomous vehicles will likely become a huge piece of assistive technology for people with all kinds of mobility/transportation needs. This article details some first piece of agency dialogue concerning the legality of autonomous vehicles. You can click here to read more from Apple Insider.


 

REMINDER:

Pull Up Your Heart for Seniors

Donation Drive, February 8th – 15th

In February of last year, we began a new program in partnership with the Senior Promotions Council, the Community Closet Program. This service provides individuals in the NW GA area with incontinence supplies free of charge on a monthly basis. Since its inception last year, our program has helped nearly 50 people with these items. This program runs solely on donations from the community, and it’s time for another donation drive! We will have more information for you very soon on the details of this donation drive. We are requesting donations of unopened incontinence supplies (pull-ups, bedpads, etc.) or monetary donations. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance through this program, please have them call us at 706-314-0008. You can drop off donations at our office Monday through Friday, from 9am until 4pm, at 242 N 5th Avenue, Rome GA. There will be several more donation sites announced soon. Stay tuned!


Thanks for reading our newsbites this week! We’ll see you next time!

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