Funding the Future of Accessible Air Travel | Michele Erwin | TEDxPlano

Published: April 15, 2019  |  Source: youtu.be
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Founder and President of All Wheels Up, Michele Erwin’s interest in accessible air travel began when she realized traveling with her son who has a severe physical disability and uses a wheelchair was not safe.

All Wheels Up is the only organization in the world currently crash testing wheelchair tie-down systems and wheelchairs for in-cabin use. She led her organization from a small grass roots movement to being a leader in its field. Michele is involved with working groups, which include the European Union, United Kingdom and a part of an informal coalition for accessible air travel in the United States.

All Wheels Up has the support of many organizations advocating for the disability community and with major stakeholders of the industry. With her commitment, what was once an impossible discussion is now an important topic of conversation based on research and facts. Founder and President of All Wheels Up, Michele’s interest in accessible air travel began when she realized traveling with a person who has a severe physical disability and uses a wheelchair was not safe. All Wheels Up is the only organization in the world currently crash testing wheelchair tie-down systems and wheelchairs for in-cabin use. She led her organization from a small grassroots movement to being a leader in its field.

Michele is involved with working groups which include the European Union, United Kingdom and a part of an informal coalition for accessible air travel in the United States. All Wheels Up has the support of many organizations advocating for the disability community and with major stakeholders of the industry. With her commitment, what was once an impossible discussion is now an important topic of conversation based on research and facts.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Visit All Wheels Up: https://www.allwheelsup.org/

Submitted By Walker Runnels