Amanda Brown is Loving Life in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair

When asked what her favorite thing is about her Quantum Power Wheelchair, Amanda Lynn Brown couldn’t pick just one. “I love everything about it!” Amanda said. Thanks to her Edge 3 Stretto® Power Chair, Amanda has discovered just how wonderful independence can be. Staying Active and Independent in her Community Amanda was born with spinaContinue reading “Amanda Brown is Loving Life in Her Quantum Power Wheelchair”

Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?

As a psychologist who studies the way we learn and think about disability, I’m often pondering how we can better prepare kids to be inclusive and accepting. I’ve thought more about this in the last couple of weeks after reading accounts from one of my favorite Instagram accounts AbleismIsTrash. Her young daughter experienced a brokenContinue reading “Should Kids Play with a Manual or Power Wheelchair?”

Great Winter Weather Tips for Power Chair Users

For many of us, the winter season is quickly approaching, which means colder temperatures, ice, and snow. While snow is pretty to look at, snow and other elements of winter can add more barriers to the daily life for manual wheelchair and power chair users. Below are several tips for wheelchair users to help themContinue reading “Great Winter Weather Tips for Power Chair Users”

Quantum® Moves Ahead with TRU-Balance® 4 Power Positioning with Anterior Tilt and Memory Seating

It’s natural that we often tilt our bodies forward when trying to reach something. The problem? Most power wheelchair users cannot safely do that. We have a solution! Introducing the all-new TRU-Balance® 4 Power Positioning Systems with anterior tilt. TRU-Balance® 4 Power Positioning provides a choice of 10, 20, or 30 degrees of power anteriorContinue reading “Quantum® Moves Ahead with TRU-Balance® 4 Power Positioning with Anterior Tilt and Memory Seating”

Great Tips for Shopping Black Friday in a Quantum Power Wheelchair

I never run from a good sale. Prior to my mobility challenges, I use to stand in Black Friday lines, awaiting the must-have sales. Now that I have a disability, I still shop Black Friday, but I am very strategic. Usually, the Black Friday ads are released 2 to 3 weeks before the sale itself.Continue reading “Great Tips for Shopping Black Friday in a Quantum Power Wheelchair”

My Amazing Experience with the Bengals in My Quantum Power Wheelchair

On Sunday, Oct. 23, a dream came true as I traveled to Cincinnati in my Quantum Power Wheelchair to watch my beloved Bengals play. The contest pitted the Bengals (3-3) against the Falcons (3-3) inside Paycor Stadium. Navigating the Stadium in My Quantum Power Wheelchair Entering the stadium was an adventure. I ran into oldContinue reading “My Amazing Experience with the Bengals in My Quantum Power Wheelchair”

New Condos Create Disabled Parking Spaces for Vans

In my previous blog, I wrote about the lack of disabled parking spots in public places like grocery stores and strip malls. So, when a new condo complex was being built about 1 mile down the road from where I live, I was curious. Nobody really knew anything about it or how many units wereContinue reading “New Condos Create Disabled Parking Spaces for Vans”

Your Complex Wheelchair and the Best Wheelchair Batteries

Whether you are an experienced or first-time power chair user, your wheelchair batteries keep your complex wheelchair running, so you can keep on living your life! While you’ll receive a set of brand-new batteries when you get your new power chair, it’s normal to have to replace the batteries from time to time. When theContinue reading “Your Complex Wheelchair and the Best Wheelchair Batteries”

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”

National Disability Employment Awareness Month: How to Navigate the Workforce with a Disability

For National Disability Employment Awareness Month, I reflected on the ways my career has grown over the past few years. I started my career in disability advocacy and I hope to apply what I have learned to my passion for engineering. I have applied to many job openings and have had many interviews in fieldsContinue reading “National Disability Employment Awareness Month: How to Navigate the Workforce with a Disability”