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The Transportation Security Administration recently implemented enhanced security measures such as advanced imaging technology machines and vigorous pat-downs at airports across the nation. What does this mean for people with disabilities?
According to Joyce Green, a Contact Center agent with the Transportation Security Administration, both types of the advanced imaging machines (backscatter and millimeter wave) are not wheelchair accessible and will not be designed for use by those who use wheelchairs. Disabled travelers who cannot stand or walk a few feet will be screened using either a wand or a pat-down, described as "more intense than previous pat-downs".