Nevada Disability Coalition support efforts to increase options for accessible transportation across urban and rural Nevada.
Transportation and Housing Individuals with disabilities need accessible, reliable transportation to find and maintain employment and coordinate health care. Our ability to participate fully in our community is often hindered by lack of access to transportation.
Finding available and easy transportation to the polls is a barrier to voting for some people with disabilities. It is also a barrier to finding and maintaining employment, and adds challenges to coordinating health care. Accessible transportation is hard to find outside of Nevada major cities.
Driving yourself or taking public transit yourself allows a person with a disability the independence to travel, work and live independently. Nevada has limited resources, which are often private and expensive, to teach drivers education to students with intellectual disabilities and new drivers who need accommodations to their vehicles. Vocational Rehabilitation in Nevada has done a poor job on helping their clients with modifications apposed the success of other states.