In February, many New Yorkers became aware of the MTA’s inaccessibility issue after Malaysia Goodson's fatal fall down a flight of stairs in a subway station. But for New Yorkers with disabilities, they have been living with this struggle from the inception of the subway system.
More than one billion people in this world are living with some form of disability. That’s one in seven of us. Eighty percent of these people acquire their disability between the ages of 18 and 64 - the average working age for most - and they are 50% more likely to be unemployed.