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RE: Emergency assistance for stranded disabled flyers

From: Gatewood, Joy <jogat@opic.gov>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:07:50 -0400
Message-ID: <6A7C3776346BD41180DD00600805604C02745B4E@out-dc1.opic.gov>
To: wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Yesterday was a terrible day.  My heart goes out to all of those who have
lost their loved ones. 

I heard on yesterday's reports that one person who was lucky enough to get
out of the WTC reported that there were many disabled people in motorized
wheelchairs who could not get out of the buildings.  I don't know if the
story is true. If it is then our disabled are done quite a diservice by
emergency exits.  Any comments?

Joy Gatewoood
-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:56 PM
To: wai-ig list
Subject: Fw: Emergency assistance for stranded disabled flyers

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>
To: <uaccess-l@trace.wisc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:49 PM
Subject: Emergency assistance for stranded disabled flyers


An issue has come up about how to help disabled passengers who are
standed at airports and might need medical supplies, attendants, etc.  I
was thinking that many people are on this list are well connected and
from numerous locations.  What about using this list as some kind of
emergency communication mechanism in case of a disabled passenger is
identified at an airport?  I've started send email to people I know at
some airlines to let them know this might be of possible help.  If you
know of people at airlines, you might also want to let them know there
might be some way to assist stranded disabled passengers.

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