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United Spinal Association


Kleo J. King, Senior Vice President of the United Spinal Association says, “We are pleased to work with Nadine and Springboard to increase awareness of the issues affecting people with disabilities. United Spinal appreciates Nadine's tireless work and innovative approach to building a system of information and partnerships to help meet the needs of United Spinal members and all people with disabilities.”

About United Spinal Association

United Spinal Association is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and open to all individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases.

For more than 60 years, we have committed our energy and our talents to improving the lives of individuals with a spinal cord injury or disease. Our initiatives, in promoting inclusion, improving access, fostering independence, enhancing mobility, and demanding equality, has helped to improve the quality of life and to create opportunities for our members and all people with spinal cord injuries or disorders.

We accomplish our mission by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, advocating for civil rights and independence, and educating the public. United Spinal advocated for and drafted significant provisions of landmark federal legislation including the Americans with Disabilities Act and its Accessibility Guidelines, the Fair Housing Amendments Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act.

United Spinal enhances the lives of people with disabilities through its many service and program. Its ABLE to Travel program provides knowledgeable travel agents that have dealt with all types of issues that a business or leisure traveler using a wheelchair or who has limited mobility may encounter during the trip, including accessible transportation to and from the airport or cruise ship, stowage of wheelchairs or other mobility equipment on board an aircraft, accessible hotel accommodations, and access to mobility devices and medical equipment. Its Accessibility Services program is devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. It is the cutting edge of United Spinal Association’s commitment to guaranteeing the civil rights of all citizens to fully participate in our culture and our society. With decades of experience, our staff helps businesses and design professionals untangle the often conflicting requirements of aesthetics and accessibility, keep up to speed on changes and revisions in building codes at all levels, and provide innovative solutions to accessibility at any type of facility. Whether it is an apartment building, a commercial skyscraper, a concert hall, sports arena, hotel, airport, or transportation hub, we can help ensure that it is fully accessible to people with disabilities without sacrificing the integrity of your design.
To learn more about United Spinal visit our web site at www.unitedspinal.org or one of our program web sites at www.abletotravel.org or www.accessibility-services.com.


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