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New DOT Guidance on Airline Access for Persons with Disabilities

October 31, 2017
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)

Posted online this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) are two interactive guides designed to supplement disability-related trainings that airlines are required to provide to their personnel and contractors. The "Assistive Device Stowage, Damage, and Delay Interactive Guide" describes various assistive devices and how to properly handle, stow, load, and return them to passengers. The "Seating Accommodation Interactive Guide" describes the types of seating accommodation methods used by airlines, seating accommodation eligibility, and the types of seating accommodations available on aircraft. This section of the DOT website includes other online guides about Service Animals and Wheelchair and Guided Assistance.

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