Great Wheelchair-Accessible Eats in Downtown St. Louis

I live in the downtown area of St Louis, which is not as big as people think. In my area, there’s a lot of cool things that you can get to from where I live, including different kinds of restaurants. The building where I live is pretty nice, which is great because we all knowContinue reading “Great Wheelchair-Accessible Eats in Downtown St. Louis”

Quantum Hosts Another Virtual Roundtable

I am so excited to share that Quantum Rehab is hosting another virtual consumer roundtable on June 2, 2022, from 3 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. ET. These virtual consumer roundtables are focus groups specifically for power wheelchair users to voice their opinions on current technology and what they’d like to see in future innovations.  AsContinue reading “Quantum Hosts Another Virtual Roundtable”

The Best Ways to Travel with Mobility Equipment

On the tail end of the pandemic, I’ve been doing my fair share of travel this year as the world re-opens and people have begun to congregate again. Most of my traveling is for work, as I move around the continent educating people on inclusive play, playing on playgrounds, and leading design workshops. With plentyContinue reading “The Best Ways to Travel with Mobility Equipment”

Top Reasons Why iLevel is Medically Necessary for Wheelchair Users

One of the biggest and best changes that has happened in my life is when I got my Quantum® Power Wheelchair with iLevel® technology. It wasn’t easy, because my insurance company denied coverage for iLevel power adjustable seat height, stating that it wasn’t medically necessary. After fighting with insurance for so long and being deniedContinue reading “Top Reasons Why iLevel is Medically Necessary for Wheelchair Users”

Searching for Businesses That Cater to the Disability Community

Although I have been blessed with an active and satisfying life but one aspect of being disabled keeps rearing its ugly head. I still have some problems getting services for things I want. I am a woman who is into fashion, makeup, hair styles, skin health and more. At times, maintaining a moderate but substantialContinue reading “Searching for Businesses That Cater to the Disability Community”

People with Disabilities and Understanding Voting Rights

The right to vote has not always been a luxury for all Americans. Non-landowners, African Americans, Native Americans, and women have not always been afforded the luxury of voting. Individuals with disabilities have not always had the necessary accommodations to vote.  Through the years, various amendments to the constitution and Voting Rights Acts have beenContinue reading “People with Disabilities and Understanding Voting Rights”

The Other Side of the Hospital Room

Growing up, hospital rooms felt more like home to me than my actual home. It might sound wild to you, but I LOVED going in for surgery. I was the youngest of three kids. I shared a bedroom with my sister and we only had one TV in our house when I was little. So,Continue reading “The Other Side of the Hospital Room”

Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation held an all-day virtual public meeting on the subject of air travel by persons who use wheelchairs. Over 600 people attended the meeting. At the meeting, we heard from representatives from the Department of Transportation, including the Secretary himself. We also heard from airline industryContinue reading “Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs”

Why it’s So Important to Give Back

The name “49er” honors those who moved across the country to dig in the Gold Rush from 1848 to 1855. These miners were looking to become rich from the gold they found while providing for their families. This is a representation of what being a Charlotte 49er means. We are looking to find our goldContinue reading “Why it’s So Important to Give Back”

New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users

On average, I fly two to three times a year. Within the last six months, it has been difficult to book flights due to the size of my power wheelchair. Due to recent policy changes by the Department of Transportation, airlines are no longer required to accommodate power wheelchairs on smaller aircrafts if the chairContinue reading “New Policy Restricts Flights for Wheelchair Users”