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  • "Wheeling Forward" has helped give hundreds of New Yorkers that sense of renewed confidence and community. "I didn't have a wheelchair community before Alex and Yannick and Moving Forward," says participant Tara Accetta. "So by them introducing me and inviting me places, they make you feel a little bit less alone in the world, and it's incredible."
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  • Wheeling Forward co-founder Alex Elegudin and George Gallego from Wheels of Progress lauded the country’s national coalition for disability advocacy, pointing out how important it is to speak with a unified voice to capture the attention of the government, private sector and the public, to expand the building standards around access.
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  • The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City announced that it was hiring Alex Elegudin, an attorney, wheelchair user, long-time disability rights advocate and New Mobility’s 2017 Person of the Year, as its first-ever accessibility chief. click this link for more info- https://youtu.be/vbNFrYxUSeg [more]
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  • Alex Elegudin is tasked with improving the accessibility of one of the largest public transit systems in the world — with a scope that includes subways, buses, above ground rail, bridges and tunnels as well as paratransit. Visit for more- https://newmobility.com/2018/08/nyc-transit-accessibility-chief/ [more]
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  • Alex Elegudin co-founded Wheeling Forward in 2011 to help others like himself get the support and resources they need to lead active lives. Visit- https://www.crunchbase.com/person/alex-elegudin [more]
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  • Wheeling Forward co-founder Alex Elegudin served on this year’s NYC Mayoral Election Transportation Policy Advisory Committee. In this role, Alex Elegudin contributed to the 2021 Mayoral Election Policy Primer and Voter Guide on Transportation, published by University Transportation Research Center (Transportation Technology Chair (UTRC) of The City College of New York. Click link for more info- https://cutt.ly/5mQ8Hds [more]
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  • Alex Elegudin accepted the position of senior advisor for system-wide accessibility at New York City Transit about a year and a half ago. Visit link for more info- https://www.aiany.org/membership/oculus-magazine/article/winter-2020/alex-elegudins-daunting-task-making-the-subway-accessible/ [more]
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  • Alex Elegudin has spent almost a decade working as an advocate and mentor in the disability community. In 2003, when Alex was a college sophomore, he was in a in a deer related car accident and sustained a C6 level spinal cord injury. Visit- https://wheelingforward.org/team/alex-elegudin/ [more]
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  • Alex has spent almost a decade working as an accessibility professional, advocate and mentor in the disability community.

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