disability http://wfpl.org en Transit Needs Improvements For Disabled Riders http://wfpl.org/post/transit-needs-improvements-disabled-riders <p>A research team at the University of Louisville is trying to improve public transportation for the disabled, and officials expect to conduct a national survey on the issue soon.</p><p>Nationwide, there are 2.7 million adult wheelchair and scooter users and that number is expected to rise as baby boomers enter senior years. Dr. Karen Frost has led research efforts at U of L the past several years to study accessibility to public transit for disabled riders.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 16:48:46 +0000 Devin Katayama 895 at http://wfpl.org Transit Needs Improvements For Disabled Riders Body Politics Deconstructed: Amanda Stahl, Defining Fairness http://wfpl.org/post/body-politics-deconstructed-amanda-stahl-defining-fairness <p>When Amanda Stahl first realized she was falling in love with another woman, she wanted to write about it in her journal&mdash;not an unusual way to process feelings of self-discovery. But for Amanda, just the act of journaling meant automatically coming out.</p><p>&quot;I need other people to help me take care of myself,&quot; she explains. &quot;That morning I had my caregiver sitting down and writing in my journal from the night before, and I was like, I really want to write this down because it&#39;s really important.&quot; She told her caregiver and the journal entry was recorded.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 524 at http://wfpl.org Body Politics Deconstructed: Amanda Stahl, Defining Fairness