The Gamble of Hotel Beds and Wheelchair Users

If you ask any power wheelchair user what they worry most about when staying at a hotel, I am willing to bet that “bed height” at least makes the top five. I think we all worry about whether the hotel does have an accessible bathroom or pathways that are actually as wide as they shouldContinue reading “The Gamble of Hotel Beds and Wheelchair Users”

My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair

It’s summer vacation and I needed some time to relax. So I went along with my family on their trip to Kansas. Unfortunately, my dad wasn’t able to come because it was a last-minute trip, so I went with my stepmom and stepbrother. Let me tell you something about our ride to Kansas. It wasContinue reading “My Trip to Kansas in My Power Wheelchair”

31 Years is Enough Notice

July 26, 2021, marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! Every year the Disability Community celebrates this day because the Americans with Disabilities Act is, as Justin Dart put it, “the world’s first declaration of equality for people with disabilities.” 31 years later, we recognize that while the ADA did not solveContinue reading “31 Years is Enough Notice”

Important Days for People with Disabilities

Whether you are someone who has a disability or considers yourself an advocate for people with disabilities, there are some important days each year that you should know about. These days promote and celebrate individuals with disabilities. Participating in and spreading awareness about these days are ways that you can advocate for the disability community.Continue reading “Important Days for People with Disabilities”

Pride/Quantum Complete United Spinal Association’s ADA Corporate Challenge

Pride Mobility/Quantum Rehab recently completed the United Spinal Association’s ADA Corporate Challenge. The company took the challenge and submitted feedback, along with a video, demonstrating their commitment to an inclusive workplace and how it is helping employees with disabilities grow and succeed. The United Spinal Association’s campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance ofContinue reading “Pride/Quantum Complete United Spinal Association’s ADA Corporate Challenge”

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

July 2020 marked the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA is a civil rights law that went into effect in 1990 to ensure that disabled individuals have the same rights and opportunities as able-bodied individuals. One way it does so is by prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities in publicContinue reading “Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA”

Let’s Celebrate and Advocate!

July 26 is the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA is an exceptional piece of legislation. We’ve come so far in 30 years. Businesses are more accessible. Children have greater access in schools. Yet, there is still more work to be done. In honor of the ADA’s 30-year milestone, Quantum’s brandContinue reading “Let’s Celebrate and Advocate!”

Celebrate Disability Pride Month with Us

July is Disability Pride Month and we wanted to celebrate by sharing what our Q Roll Models and brand ambassadors have to say about disability pride. What is it and what does it mean to have disability pride? Check out these articles to learn more! Stephanie Woodward’s Take on Disability Pride For Stephanie Woodward, it’sContinue reading “Celebrate Disability Pride Month with Us”

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”

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”