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”

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”