Some other states have new signs that include invisible disabilities on their access seats section for disabled persons, so that the public is aware that not everyone's disability is physical and/or visible. For example, someone battling cancer or MS or brain damage or mental disorder may need to sit closer to the front and even in the disabled access sections to gain assistance when traveling on public transportation. I was wondering if the CHA and other systems in Illinois, particularly in Chicago, would adopt the addition of invisible disabilities in their access signs in the future.
Furthermore, while some people qualify for disability bus pass, others may be temporarily disabled and therefore not qualify for one, yet their disability can be proved with a recent emergency room receipt, a doctor's note, or a simple visible sign such as limping, walking with crutches, being pregnant, etc. Such disabilities are visible, though a disabilities bus pass has not been acquired yet. Do those people have the same rights to sit in access spots on the bus as those with visible or invisible disabled bus passes?
By and large, it appears that there is overcrowding on some buses at certain times. I understand budget cuts are sometimes inevitable, but when it comes to crowding, do bus drivers attempt to reorganize seating so that those with disabilities can sit down anywhere in the bus and have priority for seating when the access seats are filled or utilized with 2 or more wheelchairs?