The travelers you won’t find at airports: Omicron impedes travel for people with disabilities
- Despite making up roughly a quarter of the U.S. population, travelers with disabilities fear they’re being left behind.
- Being forced to extend a vacation would be an inconvenience to anyone, but the ramifications could be severe for disabled travelers.
- Leaders in the disabled community say many people have viewed its members as “disposable” during the pandemic – including federal health officials.
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