Long Center for the Performing Arts
"..."The less frequently a bus comes or the fewer routes there are, the fewer opportunities you have to be able to travel quickly," says Jennifer McPhail, an organizer with ADAPT of Texas, an activist group dedicated to removing obstacles for individuals with disabilities. McPhail lives near Oltorf and Pleasant Valley, and she's in a wheelchair..."
"...That's where advocacy group ADAPT of Texas comes into play. Jennifer McPhail works with the city on sidewalk issues and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, while her colleague David Wittie works with Capital Metro..."
"...As A.D.A.P.T. organizer Jennifer McPhail argued to council members, wheelchair users too often must follow circuitous, out-of-the-way routes to their destination points..."
"...Indeed, even when the a business or municipality does try to take accessibility into consideration, it can still fall short. Take the makeover of Deep Eddy Pool, for example, which is highlighted in a third lawsuit, brought by TCRP on behalf of Jennifer McPhail..."
"...Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT said that the group didn't strike a deal so much as it demanded, and received, more of a voice for the disabled community in prioritizing public works projects. McPhail said that ADAPT got involved in order to avoid a repeat of the Driskill project, which she felt was too expensive and did not address the greatest points of need in the city..."
"...Despite the intense focus on WTP4, other speakers addressed other budget issues. Disability advocate Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas asked the council to preserve funding for accessibility needs like sidewalks..."
"...The fare increase comes just as Cap Metro is implementing cutbacks to services for the disabled and route adjustments as part of a belt-tightening in anticipation of commuter rail's debut. Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas noted that Cap Metro's own study concluded that two-thirds of its bus stops are inaccessible to the disabled..."
"..."This is a positive step the city has taken to come into compliance," said Jennifer McPhail of the grassroots advocacy group ADAPT (Americans Disabled for Attendant Programs Today). Council signed off on the compliance agreement with a caveat -- that the city and ADAPT members will try to reach additional agreements on the matter within the next 30 days...."
"...Dear Editor, ADAPT of Texas itself is a part of Austin’s caste system [“Where the Sidewalks End,” News, July 11]. David Wittie and Jennifer McPhail never protested removal of bus stops, reduction in bus frequencies, or the recent increase of fares – all of which are disproportionately impacting people with disabilities..."
"...That opinion is not unanimous within the disability community – Jennifer McPhail of the Austin chapter of ADAPT, which lobbies for improved access to regular fixed-route service for those with mobility impairments, said, "I'm just looking forward to having a clean slate" with a new leader...."
"..."I resent having to risk my life to do everyday things," ADAPT activist Jennifer McPhail told the Chronicle back in January. "It's been a problem throughout Cap Metro's existence, and you can kind of live with it and be patient if people are making a real, sincere effort to provide you access, but this isn't a sincere effort."..."
"...That opinion is not unanimous within the disability community – Jennifer McPhail of the Austin chapter of ADAPT, which lobbies for improved access to regular fixed-route service for those with mobility impairments, said “I’m just looking forward to having a clean slate” with a new board president...."
"..."It goes back to making sure the guidelines are in place that address that," Wathen Finn said, answering a similar question from activist Jennifer McPhail of ADAPT of Texas. "What does the policy say? What do they currently do? And if that isn't addressed in the policy, start to raise that question."..."
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"...Busting the genre out of the American high school and transplanting the action to the dour Port Glasgow is the perfect antidote to your feel-good expectations. (Read our interview with director John McPhail and producer Naysun Alae-Carew here.)..."
"...Taylor McPhail, Be Aggressive..."