Spending Time Outside During COVID-19

Although social distancing is still recommended, other restrictions on activities and going places are being lifted. Rather than staying inside all day, you now have options for doing activities outdoors. The best part is, practicing social distancing is easier outdoors rather than indoors, due to the amount of space available. We’ve compiled a list ofContinue reading “Spending Time Outside During COVID-19”

Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation

Many people who use wheelchairs also rely on public transportation. Public transportation systems need to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities and their assistive equipment, including electric wheelchairs. There are different rules for different transit authorities, so consult with your local transit authority onContinue reading “Electric Wheelchairs and Public Transportation”

Rocking Out with My 4Front® Power Wheelchair

As a lover of music, I am constantly drawn to the pure enjoyment of a live concert…no matter where it takes me. As an electric wheelchair user, sometimes getting to the actual concert can be more difficult than venturing through the crowds and finding my seat within the venue. I do not drive so I’mContinue reading “Rocking Out with My 4Front® Power Wheelchair”

Five Benefits of Planning a Staycation

You may have seen the term “staycation” floating around the internet in recent years. Although the concept of staying at home isn’t new, staycations have taken the online world by storm. What is a staycation? You can probably guess by the name that a staycation is the act of taking time off from work orContinue reading “Five Benefits of Planning a Staycation”

Wheelchair-Accessible Outdoors Guide

The world is your oyster. That is until you run into uneven terrain filled with gravel and inaccessible restrooms. The outdoors is meant for everyone to enjoy any time of the year. Some workers at national parks dedicate some of their time to making the parks accessible for all to experience. There are also organizations,Continue reading “Wheelchair-Accessible Outdoors Guide”

Amp Up Autumn with These Features

Autumn is a season that is loved by many for its colorful atmosphere and variety of activities and events. You’ve probably already seen some fall bucket list graphics circling around social media, as well as posts from friends and family who have been trying to cross off all the items on it. Many fall activitiesContinue reading “Amp Up Autumn with These Features”

How to Plan the Perfect Staycation

For some, the idea of staying in their hometown for a week with nothing to do is living the dream. For others, it can feel suffocating. Whether you’re planning a staycation because you want to know your area better, or don’t have the budget for going elsewhere, you may not know where to start. WhatContinue reading “How to Plan the Perfect Staycation”

Winter Activities for Wheelchair Users

Many people enjoy winter for the cooler weather and the beautiful snow-covered scenery. However, there are also plenty of people who dislike the winter for the same reasons. They believe that winter is limiting and that they cannot leave their house because of the weather. The truth is, how your winter turns out depends onContinue reading “Winter Activities for Wheelchair Users”

Navigating Holidays in Your Wheelchair

The holidays bring up many feelings in people. For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. For others, not so much. This time of the year can be stressful between trying to shop in crowded malls, attending parties and traveling. We have some tips for how you can maximize the holiday season withContinue reading “Navigating Holidays in Your Wheelchair”

Employment Rights for Wheelchair Users: The Basics

There’s a common misconception that wheelchair users cannot work, but that’s simply not true. Not only can we work, but we want to work. One of the biggest barriers that wheelchair users face in employment is not knowing our rights. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifically protects people with disabilities from discrimination in employment. The more wheelchair usersContinue reading “Employment Rights for Wheelchair Users: The Basics”