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December 03rd 2013:Seniors and Drivers with Disabilities Getting Gas at Florida Self-Service Stations

JR Harding is a recognized disability leader from both personal and professional experiences, www.jrharding.com. Pat Hughes founded Inclusion Solutions, www.inclusionsolutions.com. They describe their lives and work. They highlight federal legislation as it relates to seniors and drivers with disabilities at self-service gas stations, and explain the progress that’s being made in Florida. They explain the challenges associated with safety and service, signage and communication, design of cars and vans, design of gas pumps that are experienced by seniors and drivers with disabilities. They disc

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Dr. J R Harding

Dr. J R Harding, www.jrharding.com, is a recognized disability leader with personal and professional experiences. As a quadriplegic, twice over, author of the book, ‘Now What?’, accessibility expert, and international speaker, he’s contributed to national, state, and community policy for the independence and self-sufficiency of persons with disabilities. He’s served 2 US Presidents, 4 Florida Governors, and continuously serves on a number of community-based organizations. He’s the first person with a significant disability to graduate from Leadership Florida and Leadership Tallahassee. He’s a co-founder of Florida Disability Mentoring Day. He completed his doctorate in Higher Education and
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Patrick Hughes

Inclusion Solutions, www.inclusionsolutions.com, founder Pat Hughes had previously created the non-profit ‘Natural Ties’ and served as its executive director. Natural Ties was dedicated to fostering relationships and friendships between people with disabilities and those without. Under his leadership it grew to include 14 chapters around the country. His work on promoting social inclusion led him to realize that as well as psychological barriers, the disabled also had to contend with physical barriers that impeded interaction—going out to a restaurant, shopping, or visiting an office. He began talking to business owners in his home town of Evanston, Illinois, and learned that some were aware
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