Power Wheelchair Travel Hacks

When traveling with a power wheelchair, we can use all the help we can get. Traveling can be stressful and time consuming if you consider the delays in airport security or customs if you travel abroad. There are a few things I do that help me and my power chair travel safely to and fromContinue reading “Power Wheelchair Travel Hacks”

The Gamble of Hotel Beds and Wheelchair Users

If you ask any power wheelchair user what they worry most about when staying at a hotel, I am willing to bet that “bed height” at least makes the top five. I think we all worry about whether the hotel does have an accessible bathroom or pathways that are actually as wide as they shouldContinue reading “The Gamble of Hotel Beds and Wheelchair Users”

How iLevel® on My Motorized Wheelchair Changed My Life

Every time I leave the house in my power wheelchair and people see me on the streets, they ask how my wheelchair elevates to iLevel. They always comment on how cool it is! What they don’t realize is how much iLevel on my Quantum® Edge® 3 Power Wheelchair has changed my life. Let me tellContinue reading “How iLevel® on My Motorized Wheelchair Changed My Life”

Summer Camps with My Stretto

For the past month, I have served as a counselor for robotics summer camps at local schools in my area. I helped kids with their robots and announced the robotics matches as well. I returned to my old stomping grounds with these camps as they were held at the high school and middle school IContinue reading “Summer Camps with My Stretto”

Stephanie Woodward: EmpowHERing Others

Stephanie Woodward is passionate about many things: coffee, cats and even pie! More importantly, Stephanie is passionate about disability rights and making the world accessible and inclusive for those with disabilities. It’s been 31 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed and there is still more work to do. While continuing the fightContinue reading “Stephanie Woodward: EmpowHERing Others”

Grilling with My Power Wheelchair

Do you like to grill? Well, I sure do! One of my favorite things in the summertime is spending time with my friends and family outside with a campfire going and the smell of burgers and hotdogs on a grill. I recently found out that July is National Grilling Month! So, here’s how I safelyContinue reading “Grilling with My Power Wheelchair”

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”

My iLevel Power Wheelchair and NASCAR

You know it’s officially summer when NASCAR comes to the Pocono Raceway in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Every year, my friends and I attend but unfortunately, we missed last year because of the pandemic. So, this year, we were extremely excited to spend a weekend at the track. Accessibility at the Pocono Raceway One of my favoriteContinue reading “My iLevel Power Wheelchair and NASCAR”

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”