United Spinal Association will host a free webinar March 29 from 3 pm to 4 pm EDT that discusses solutions for wheelchair users who have encountered problems at airports, so they can be better equipped to avoid them in the future.

The webinar, “How to Improve Air Travel for Wheelchair Users,” will discuss two new bills in both the House and the Senate that will amend The Air Carrier Access Act. Congressional staff who are handling these bills will also provide input.

The Air Carrier Access Act, which became law in 1986, prohibits commercial airlines from discriminating against passengers with disabilities.

Despite federal law to ensure people with disabilities don’t face barriers when they fly, wheelchairs are often still damaged or destroyed. Also, individuals continue to sustain bodily injuries in the boarding and deplaning process, according to United Spinal Association, in a media release.

During the webinar attendees will also learn how to take back their air travel rights and about advocacy opportunities throughout the year.

Webinar presenters include Meghan Ladwig, Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Peter La Fountain, Legislative Assistant and Elyssa Malin, Legislative Assistant, Office of Representative Jim Langevin (D-RI); and Alexandra Bennewith, MPA, Vice President, Government Relations, United Spinal Association.

To register for the webinar, or to learn how to support the advocacy efforts to improve air travel for wheelchair users, visit United Spinal Association.

[Source(s): United Spinal Association, PR Newswire]