New York: Disabled Needs

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New York Disabled Needs

With the American Disabilities Act of 1990 and compliance from government building codes, travellers with disabilities find few problems with accommodations and activities in the United States. New York has retro-fitted many of its landmarks to easily accommodate disabled visitors and provide a number of services and guides for visitors taking a disabled holiday.

Many subway stations contain elevators, ramps, visual display signs, accessible public telephones, and tactile and audio features on vending machines; passengers with disabilities pay reduced fares on most trips. Taxi cabs are required to provided the same service to disabled fares and must allow assistance animals and stow wheelchairs. For the hearing or visually impaired, HandsOn is a New York organization that assists with accessibility to many of the city’s cultural and artistic events.