August 2019

My Accessible Journey Through Japan

My Accessible Journey Through Japan

Japan is a beautiful East Asian country rich in history, culture, and most importantly, accessibility. It is known as one of the most accessible nations in the world, and is becoming even better by the year, most likely due to its rapidly aging population. Three years ago, my family and I took a two-week vacation to Japan, and it was one of the best experiences of my life.

Posted on 8/27/2019


Building a Wheelchair Basketball Program from Scratch

Building a Wheelchair Basketball Program from Scratch

Some of the best athletes I know use a wheelchair for everyday mobility and for sport. Getting to know those athletes and their stories of perseverance & overcoming adversity is why I wanted to start this program. Wheelchair Basketball Quinte provides an opportunity for individuals of all physical abilities and exceptionalities to participate in the game of basketball.

Posted on 8/20/2019


#Unite4CRT

#Unite4CRT

Though many CRT users qualify for government assistance, it can still be extremely difficult for many to secure funding for this vital equipment. Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are looking to cut funding to "CRT accessories" for CRT manual wheelchairs. Though referred to as "accessories," these pieces and parts should be referred to as "critical components."

Posted on 8/13/2019


Wheelchair Users' Flight Rights

Wheelchair Users' Flight Rights

The Air Carrier Access Act is a bit complicated. While it's easy to understand the general terms, it's more useful to see how the ACAA fits with each part of air travel. This article will walk you through the general components of the ACAA and will highlight where the Act protects your rights, in hope that you can ensure your rights are supported the next time you travel with a wheelchair. In addition to explaining your rights, this article offers useful tips for requesting that your rights are met and approaching issues that you may have during a trip.

Posted on 8/6/2019


Latest Comments

1/20/2020 | Alfredo Aviles
Hi, I am a disable person sinse I had a car accident in 2016 , my level of fraction is T 4 Comple...

1/17/2020 | Kc
Luv your article. Been trying to find accessible locations to bring my little girl who has SMA ...

1/2/2020 | Bob maimbourg
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12/17/2019 | jackie
My daughter's day program is claiming that her wheelchair is not equipped with the proper equipme...

11/18/2019 | jayme
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