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United Spinal, Airshells to provide protective safety bags for wheelchairs

8 August 2014

United Spinal Association said it has announced a partnership with to provide people living with disabilities access to safety bags designed to protect foldable and rigid wheelchairs from damage during air travel.

The new safety bags have the potential to alleviate some of the issues faced by wheelchair users who are held up or inconvenienced when their equipment gets damaged when travelling by air.

Currently, Airshells offers air travelers with disabilities rental access to its protective baggage for foldable and rigid wheelchairs through United Airlines at airports across the country.

United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Its website is at


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