A Reflection on One of My Mentors: Yoshiko Dart

January is National Mentoring Month! Every year, I like to take time to reflect on a woman who has helped shape my life. This year, the person who immediately came to my mind was Yoshiko Dart. Yoshiko is a Disability Rights activist who was instrumental in the passage of the ADA. Now, she is committedContinue reading “A Reflection on One of My Mentors: Yoshiko Dart”

Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community

I was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at the age of five. It continues to take from me. I cannot walk and the strength in my arms has decreased rapidly. Society’s gaze on the disabled has made the life of many even harder. I believe that members of the disabled community should have equal rights.Continue reading “Fighting the Good Fight for the Disability Community”

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”