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PawdCast 10 – International Travel

On this episode of the PawdCast, Aleeha and Meaghan first discuss some of the month’s service animal news. First up, a woman was kicked off a flight due to the presence of her emotional support squirrel. Second, Congress passed the FAA Reauthorization bill, which has some interesting implications for future air travel with service animals.

Sponsoring our show this month is On the Go, a business run by Julie Johnson, which sells handmade nylon service dog gear and other useful items.

Next, we enter a new segment for the show, one all about advocacy. This month is all about hotels, so be sure to give that a listen.

Finally, we have the first of two interviews about international travel, this one from Texas resident Holly McKnight. She discusses her experiences with traveling overseas, as well as navigating on a cruise.

If you like what we’re up to or have any feedback for us, send an email to pawdcast@iaccessibility.net.

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The PawdCast 4: Traveling With a Service Animal

On this episode of the PawdCast, Aleeha, Matt, Lauren, and Meaghan discuss ways to travel with a service animal on many different forms of transportation. Resources discussed during the episode include:

While it is not legally required that you notify a carrier of your disability or your service animal, we’ve compiled a list of contact phone numbers for common US air, bus, and train carriers so that you may notify them of your specific needs or address any concerns that may come up. An effort has been made to provide disability specific contacts, where applicable.

  • Southwest Airlines: 1-800-435-9792
  • Delta Airlines: 404-209-3434
  • American Airlines: 800-433-7300
  • United Airlines: 800-864-8331
  • Jet Blue: 1-800-538-2583
  • Frontier Airlines: 801-401-9004
  • Allegiant Air: 801-401-9004
  • Greyhound Lines: 800-752-4841
  • MegaBus: 1-877-462-6342
  • Amtrack: 1-800-872-7245

We would like to thank Andre Louis for making the track that is currently used as our intro and outdo theme.

 

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The PawdCast 3: Choosing A School

In this episode, Aleeha, Matt, and Dan discuss various items to consider when choosing the best guide dog school for your needs.

Thanks go out to Andre Louis for our intro and outro

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The PawdCast episode 1: Service Animal Identification

Welcome to the latest in new shows from the iACast network. It’s called the PawdCast, and it will be a monthly show featuring topics of interest to service animal users, with a focus on guide dogs. What a better way to start off the show than to talk about identification and its implementation in the United States and Canada. To do that, we brought in Aleeha Dudley, Anne Currie, Buddy Brannan, Dan Hart, Lyn Frison, and Matt Dierckens. We begin by discussing the many different forms of legislation surrounding service animals. In the US, there is the Americans with Disabilities act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier access act. We also discuss legislation in Canada, but this podcast by no means describes the law for every province, as that is how the legislation has been constructed. A helpful resource for researching this legislation can be found  here. The second part of the podcast deals with identification and its implementation, and how that could be catastrophic for handlers in the United states, as well as how it works in Canada. Buddy mentions an article on Growing Up Guide Pup that discusses this issue. Finally, we wrap up with a couple of resources. NAGDU Guide & Service Dog advocacy & Information on the App Store (don’t worry, the app will receive an update prior to iOS 11)

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Animals – ADA.gov.  Credit goes out to Andre Louis for the intro and outro for this episode. We hope you enjoy this new show, and please feel free to email us at feedback@iaccessibility.net with suggestions for future pawdCasts.

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#iACast 37 – Drivers in Denial

Welcome to episode 37 of the iACast. This week Michael speaks to Jade Sharp and Aleeha Dudley on the topic of using Uber while traveling with a guide dog and how this differs between countries.

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