If you’ve been with me for over 2 weeks, you may recall the blog posts I put up about the Zeen, and you might have even wondered if I ever did order one. My Zeen arrives on Monday. On Tuesday, I will be posting my first story post in a series about the Zeen and how it can work for me physically to help me walk, potentially hands-free. If it sounds like my expectations are high, it’s because they are. I do fully understand that it’s going to take time for me to get used to it. HENCE THE SERIES
You’ve likely noticed that I’ve been posting daily blogs and that they’ve been themed under the same subject matter of disability. Yes, my blog is taking another turn, and if new and cool stuff helps physically disabled people enjoy their lives ,is something that interests you ,I hope that you will enjoy what I have planned.
This video was filmed on Vancouver Island, just a few hours north from where I live . It shows us a very cool adventure over a new suspension bridge in an off-road wheelchair made by Not a wheelchair. There really is so much to see, and it’s not easy to do in a wheelchair. I’m about to film my own little outdoor adventure this spring. It’s so good to see more accessibility on the island that I call home.
I’ve been thinking about buying some first-floor condos and renovating them to be wheelchair accessible rentals in my city for a while now. Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money yet, but I will eventually, and I’ve been wanting to give something to the disabled community here on Vancouver Island. The problem of not enough accessible housing is real and ripe for the plucking for the right developer. Every month, people are released from the stroke recovery floor of the hospital, and many of them have no accessible place to go,which they will need for at least a shorter stay. It’s just good sense to make sure that they have an accessible apartment they can use as a stop gap until they are able to renovate their own homes or until they have been able to fully recover from their stroke. It would be easy to build a relationship with the hospitals stroke recovery unit and benefits both the patients and the rentals and the city.
This professor just gave the best project to his students. The project guarantees that both the students and the professor will be more bonded and have more respect for each other than ever before. Roll for 3 days in my wheels, as I like to call it, offers the opportunity to really understand what life is like in a wheelchair. The documentary is short, under a half hour, and really worth the watch.
Talk about thinking outside the box. Using Lego bricks to make wheelchair ramps for businesses that aren’t accessible. This makes the town more inclusive and more colorful. This must have made everyone a little bit happier 😊
In the video below, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg claims that if wheelchair seats are proven safe for planes, he will make sure that the legislation will follow. Vice news does a great job with this story . Now, all we need is follow through .
This app has been needed since before the invention of apps! If you’re a wheelchair user, you know just how frustrating it is to hear that the building is accessible, but the you get there only to find out that you must enter through the loading dock around back, where they’ll try to find enough men to lift you and your chair up onto the dock. Yes, it’s just that fun. I, for one, can’t wait until it covers the whole country !