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Handicap parking, disabled parking,

Committee Suggests Series Of Changes To SF Disabled Parking Policy

People with disabled placards that allow them to park at certain street spaces in San Francisco for free soon could have to feed parking meters like everyone else.


23-year-old Matthew Tilford walks with the help of robotic legs made by Ekso Bionics of Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Firm Develops Bionic Legs To Help Paralyzed Walk

An East Bay firm is providing hope to people who are physically unable to walk, by developing robotic legs.


School Bus

East Bay School Bus Drivers Consider Joining Union

School bus drivers trying to unionize in Livermore and Hayward have questioned the safety record and working conditions on vehicles that transport special needs children.



Santa Clara Woman Astounded By Outpouring Of Generosity After Wheelchair Stolen

The generosity of a South bay man has made a disabled Santa Clara woman’s Christmas a very merry one.


Kathy Jo Swift of Santa Clara is forced to use a regular wheelchair after her $4,000 power wheelchair was stolen from her apartment complex on December 17, 2011. (CBS)

Power Wheelchair Stolen From Santa Clara Woman

A South Bay woman is making an emotional plea after a piece of her independence was stolen. While police are searching for her power wheelchair, they said it will be hard to find.


San Francisco City Hall

Phil Matier: San Francisco City Hall’s $500K Wheelchair Ramp

As home improvements go, it has to be one for the books. The installation of 10-foot long wheelchair ramp in San Francisco City Hall wound up costing taxpayers $567,735.


A Taco Bell restaurant. (AP)

SF Judge Rules Taco Bell Violated Laws Against Disabled Discrimination

A federal judge has ruled that Taco Bell violated federal and California laws protecting the disabled from discrimination.


BART train, station

Wheelchair Access Issues Remain Despite $2M Ramp At Lafayette BART

The recent construction of a wheelchair ramp at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station cost $2 million, but some parts of the station remain inaccessible.


The NUMMI Factory

Disabled Ex-NUMMI Workers To Get $6 Million Settlement

If the settlement is approved, it will resolve a lawsuit that was filed last year alleging that NUMMI and Toyota Motor Corp. violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CBS San Francisco–08/18/2011

A person walking with a cane. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Home Care Cottages An Option For Elderly, Disabled

Families in Sonoma and Mendocino counties have an option when it comes to caring for elderly or disabled relatives.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/18/2011




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