In the Kitchen with iLevel® Technology

I finally like cooking again! And it’s even more enjoyable for me with iLevel® technology on my Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair. Here are some of the ways that iLevel helps me in the kitchen. Saving Time When it comes to cooking, iLevel® technology is fantastic because it saves me time. It only takes me 15Continue reading “In the Kitchen with iLevel® Technology”

Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations

During the process of choosing a complex rehab wheelchair, your therapist works with an ATP (Assistive Technology Professional) to determine which power chair and components meet your needs. When selecting a power wheelchair base, drive wheel configuration is an important factor to consider. Front-wheel, mid-wheel and rear-wheel drive each have their own benefits. You shouldContinue reading “Understanding Wheelchair Drive-Wheel Configurations”

Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 1

I’ve been thinking about how people with disabilities are represented in television and film. Good representation or increased representation can help to form positive and inclusive opinions. Not enough or poor representation can lead to untrue and inaccurate depictions and basic ignorance. Disability Representation in the Top 100 Grossing Films As a disabled woman IContinue reading “Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 1”

Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 2

In the first half of this blog, I talk about how disability representation in Hollywood, in both television and films. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go. My husband is considering a few writing projects and has enlisted me as a sounding board. The topic of disability representation played a big part in someContinue reading “Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 2”

How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair

If you’re anything like me, you see your wheelchair as an extension of your body. It’s a part of you, and you want it to reflect who you are, just as your clothes reflect who you are. Thankfully, when we order our wheelchairs, we can put a little bit of our personalities into them, suchContinue reading “How to Jazz Up Your Wheelchair”

Babysitting at iLevel®

Now that we are vaccinated and able to spend time with our families, my husband and I had our nieces and nephews at our house for a sleepover last weekend! We usually have a big sleepover with all five of them at least three times a year, but the pandemic kept them away from usContinue reading “Babysitting at iLevel®”

Quantum® Wins 4 Mobility Product Awards

Mobility Management magazine has named four Quantum® products winners of its Mobility Product Award 2021 contest. The Quantum award winners are: Edge 3 Stretto® Power Chair with captain’s seating/iLevel® – Wheelchairs, Power: Group 3, Standard 4Front® 2 Power Chair (tie) – Wheelchairs, Power: Group 3, Multiple Power iLevel® power adjustable seat height – Seating SystemsContinue reading “Quantum® Wins 4 Mobility Product Awards”

My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair

It’s summer vacation and I needed some time to relax. So I went along with my family on their trip to Kansas. Unfortunately, my dad wasn’t able to come because it was a last-minute trip, so I went with my stepmom and stepbrother. Let me tell you something about our ride to Kansas. It wasContinue reading “My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair”

31 Years is Enough Notice

July 26, 2021, marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Every year the Disability Community celebrates this day because the Americans with Disabilities Act is, as Justin Dart put it, “the world’s first declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” 31 years later, we recognize that while the ADA did not solveContinue reading “31 Years is Enough Notice”

Fighting the Stigma of Power Wheelchairs

Kids love machines. We recently got a new gadget that infuses still water with carbonation to cut down on our family’s consumption of single-use sparkling water bottles and cans. Observing this device in action was a major event when we hosted one of my kids’ playmates for dinner recently.  As exciting as a seltzer makerContinue reading “Fighting the Stigma of Power Wheelchairs”