The Fear of Damage When Flying with My Quantum Power Wheelchair

This summer, I took two round-trip flights across the country with my Quantum Power Wheelchair. In late July, I flew with my mom to Washington, D.C., and back. In mid-August, we flew to Albany, N.Y., and back, changing planes in Chicago. The July trip was the first time I ever flew with a power wheelchair,Continue reading “The Fear of Damage When Flying with My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

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”

Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities

On July 26th, 2022, we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Across the nation, organizations and people with disabilities marked this occasion in a variety of different ways, from community picnics, to hosting grand openings of accessible buildings to making announcements about new policies to help move the Disability CommunityContinue reading “Changes to Transportation Access for People with Disabilities”

The Best Ways to Travel with Mobility Equipment

On the tail end of the pandemic, I’ve been doing my fair share of travel this year as the world re-opens and people have begun to congregate again. Most of my traveling is for work, as I move around the continent educating people on inclusive play, playing on playgrounds, and leading design workshops. With plentyContinue reading “The Best Ways to Travel with Mobility Equipment”

Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the U.S. Department of Transportation held an all-day virtual public meeting on the subject of air travel by persons who use wheelchairs. Over 600 people attended the meeting. At the meeting, we heard from representatives from the Department of Transportation, including the Secretary himself. We also heard from airline industryContinue reading “Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs”

Power Wheelchair Travel Hacks

When traveling with a power wheelchair, we can use all the help we can get. Traveling can be stressful and time consuming if you consider the delays in airport security or customs if you travel abroad. There are a few things I do that help me and my power chair travel safely to and fromContinue reading “Power Wheelchair Travel Hacks”

Accessible Travel During COVID-19

For many people, summer means vacation time. Individuals and families from around the world generally plan to travel during June, July or August. This is the time to see relatives, explore new places and relax. Unfortunately, because of COVID-19, restrictions may have been put in place that affect your travel plans. However, this doesn’t meanContinue reading “Accessible Travel During COVID-19”

Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair

From vacations to business trips, people with disabilities travel every day, all over the world. The U.S. Department of Transportation enforces the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), a law that makes it illegal for airlines to discriminate against a passenger with a disability. The ACAA applies to all flights traveling to, from or within theContinue reading “Flight Risk: Flying with a Power Chair”