How to Obtain a More Accessible Kitchen without a Major Renovation

My husband and I are both wheelchair users. We’ve lived in our home a little over 10 years. Before that, we lived in apartments, where we were limited in what we could do to adapt our home. While it sounds appealing to modify everything to our preferences, it’s expensive and we also want our homeContinue reading “How to Obtain a More Accessible Kitchen without a Major Renovation”

College Accessibility and Accommodations for People with Disabilities

This year, my high school started College & Career Week. This is a week dedicated to helping students learn about where they might want to go to college and what career options they should consider. There were colleges, universities and jobs that we could take a gander at. We moved from room to room, doingContinue reading “College Accessibility and Accommodations for People with Disabilities”

May Day and the Value of Work

The first day of May has been celebrated as a holiday across many European cultures since the Middle Ages. May Day marks the approximate halfway point between the Vernal Equinox and the Summer Solstice. In addition, May Day has also been celebrated as International Workers Day since the late nineteenth century, a day where theContinue reading “May Day and the Value of Work”

A Great Farmers Market Visit in My Stretto Wheelchair

It is springtime, and that means fresh flowers and produce! I have loved going to farmers markets since I was a kid. In Oregon, there is no shortage of them. The atmosphere, food and amazing music will always be my favorite part of spring and summer. Most farmers markets are set up with lots ofContinue reading “A Great Farmers Market Visit in My Stretto Wheelchair”

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”

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”

My Favorite Features in My New Accessible Sewing Room

For the past two months, my partner and I have been slowly plugging away on moving things around in our house. One of the projects that we’ve been doing is setting up my wheelchair friendly sewing room! What exactly makes my room wheelchair friendly? Aside from being on the first floor of our house, myContinue reading “My Favorite Features in My New Accessible Sewing Room”

Jill Moore White is Playing it Forward

As an inclusive play specialist for a playground manufacturer, Jill Moore White understands the value of bringing accessible playgrounds to local communities. Jill believes that children of all abilities should be given an equal opportunity to play. She looks for ways to expand beyond meeting ADA standards, inviting more diagnoses to the experience of playContinue reading “Jill Moore White is Playing it Forward”

Our Exciting Plans for Building a Wheelchair Accessible Home

My husband and I are working with our architect to get into the nitty gritty of our house plans! This is very exciting for us because it feels like the pandemic has put our house building on the back burner for far too long. We are really looking forward to building our dream home thatContinue reading “Our Exciting Plans for Building a Wheelchair Accessible Home”