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”

Make Your Holiday Celebration Wheelchair Friendly

The holiday season is upon us and I am excited to celebrate as much as possible! Wheelchair users are just like everyone else – some us of LOVE the holidays, and some of us just muddle through somehow. Either way, you should invite us to your holiday events just like you would invite any ofContinue reading “Make Your Holiday Celebration Wheelchair Friendly”

Disaster Preparedness for Power Wheelchair Users

As a power wheelchair user, do you know what to do in an emergency? Do you have a plan or survival kit? Are there people who can help you during a disaster? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, it may be time to start thinking about what your needs would be duringContinue reading “Disaster Preparedness for Power Wheelchair Users”

Dating in a Wheelchair 101

The dating world isn’t always easy. Dating with a disability adds another layer to the already complicated task of finding love. Whether you prefer to hit the bar scene or use online dating apps, questions about your disability will come up. Although now happily married, Quantum Consumer Advocate Stewart Lundy has some advice to shareContinue reading “Dating in a Wheelchair 101”

Today’s Wheelchair Life: the Good, the Bad and the Un-accessible

It’s been 28 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed by Congress. The United States has come a long way in addressing the needs of those with disabilities. Yet, for some, like Alison Chancellor and Kiel Eigen, the struggle for equality persists in other ways. Alison: I live in a big cityContinue reading “Today’s Wheelchair Life: the Good, the Bad and the Un-accessible”

Where Kids Can Be Kids

“You think the only people who are people are the people who look and think like you. But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you knew.” The Center for Courageous Kids is a not for profit medical camping facility founded by the late Ms. Betty Turner CampbellContinue reading “Where Kids Can Be Kids”