Great Wheelchair Accessible Shopping Tips

‘Tis the season for shopping and deals! Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving that is filled with sales and traditionally represents the start of the holiday shopping season. Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving and is known for online shopping sales. Both days are heavily marketed and something many people look forward to,Continue reading “Great Wheelchair Accessible Shopping Tips”

The Challenge of Family Gatherings, Access and My Quantum Power Wheelchair

Thanksgiving is a time for family gatherings. For wheelchair users, that can be an accessibility nightmare. Many families host their Thanksgiving dinners at houses with steps. To be a part of the celebration, wheelchair users must be carried into the house or pushed around in transport chairs because they left their mobility equipment at home.Continue reading “The Challenge of Family Gatherings, Access and My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Another Example of Why We Need Power Chair Accessible Bathrooms

Recently, I was out at a restaurant having a few drinks. The restaurant is wheelchair accessible and all on one level, but it was located in an older building. After my third drink, I elevated my Quantum Rehab Wheelchair to go to the bathroom. There were two bathrooms side by side: one for men andContinue reading “Another Example of Why We Need Power Chair Accessible Bathrooms”

Ways I Travel Around Philadelphia with My Power Chair

My power chair gives me independence for transportation in the city. I got my driver’s license at age 18. It was one of the greatest days of my life. I remember taking the exam on my car, which had a stick shift. I was so proud that I made it through the parallel parking part.Continue reading “Ways I Travel Around Philadelphia with My Power Chair”

We Need More Disabled Parking Spaces

Recently, I encountered a challenge in parking my accessible van. I had to circle a parking lot that had a bunch of wheelchair accessible parking spots, but none were available. Are there enough handicap parking spots? Do businesses offer enough disabled parking and wheelchair-accessible spaces? Is it even up to the business or is itContinue reading “We Need More Disabled Parking Spaces”

Top Accessible Features for Power Chair Users in the Home

To buy or build a house? That is the question my fiancé and I are currently asking ourselves. To better answer that question, we need to decide whether we want to deal with construction now or later. With two power chair users in the home, there is going to be mandatory modifications and accessibility featuresContinue reading “Top Accessible Features for Power Chair Users in the Home”

Tips on Navigating College Life for Quantum Rehab Wheelchair Users

A college education is hard to achieve. It’s even harder for the Disability Community. Factors that play into our academic success like class-to-class transportation, accommodations and classroom accessibility are often overlooked by the college. As a second-year student, I have encountered many of these problems. Below are some tips on how to navigate your collegeContinue reading “Tips on Navigating College Life for Quantum Rehab Wheelchair Users”

Accessible Features When Traveling with My Power Chair

This month, I had the pleasure (yes, shockingly, it was a pleasure) of traveling on a plane with my power chair for the first time! I was outlandishly nervous to do so. For someone who travels for my career, this was so wildly out of my wheelhouse that it came across to me as intimidating.Continue reading “Accessible Features When Traveling with My Power Chair”

How to Educate Businesses on Accessibility

When living with a disability, you often face challenges when it comes to access in public places. Your local parks and government buildings will be 100 percent accessible. Sometimes, local restaurants are accessible but not fully ADA compliant. For example, you might encounter some places where everything is on one floor and there is plentyContinue reading “How to Educate Businesses on Accessibility”

We Need More Accessible Transportation for Wheelchair Users

I am a wheelchair user, fighting for accessibility and transportation rights for disabled Americans. I write blogs and create social media posts to showcase living with a disability. I have been an advocate for transportation rights by contacting local politicians. I have many ideas to solve the transportation issues in the United States. Making transportationContinue reading “We Need More Accessible Transportation for Wheelchair Users”