Children’s Books that Include People in Power Wheelchairs

Reading and Bookstagram, which is an online community on Instagram that posts about books, are two of my favorite pastimes. It was through Bookstagram that I learned about the hashtag, OwnVoices, which are books written by a person whose identity or lived experience is reflected in the subject matter of the book. Given the disabilityContinue reading “Children’s Books that Include People in Power Wheelchairs”

Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away

I grew up in a family that did not take many vacations. We were a family of five living on very limited means, so vacations simply weren’t in the cards for us most of the time. When we could get away, our trips were mostly camping trips within an hour of our home. Now, IContinue reading “Taking Vacations: It’s Time to Get Away”

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”

Great Spring Cleaning Tips for Wheelchair Users

My favorite time of the year is spring. I love the colors that come with it, as well as baby animals, warmer weather, and the fact that summer is on its way. I also love spring cleaning! Here are some ways that you can organize your stuff and get rid of what you don’t needContinue reading “Great Spring Cleaning Tips for Wheelchair Users”

Cooking in the Kitchen with iLevel Technology

I’ve always loved cooking fresh meals for my life partner, but it was always a struggle maneuvering around my kitchen space in my manual wheelchair at the time. My manual wheelchair was a bit wide, so turning around in tight spaces was a pain. I had to carry things on my lap so that IContinue reading “Cooking in the Kitchen with iLevel Technology”

My New Dog Walking Service

I started a new venture! I offer my own dog walking service called, 4 Paws Dog Walking. I’ve always had a love for dogs. I really enjoy the puppies and smaller breeds because they can sit on my lap easily and I can pet and play with them. So, instead of just watching them playContinue reading “My New Dog Walking Service”

Using iLevel Technology in My Kitchen

I’ve been living life at iLevel for over seven years now. Honestly, I do not think I could ever go back to life without iLevel. When I first learned about iLevel technology on power wheelchairs, I thought it was cool but not necessary. After using it every day for the past seven years, however, IContinue reading “Using iLevel Technology in My Kitchen”

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”

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”