6 Disabled Superheroes Who Rise Above Their Disability

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? To fly? Be invisible? Superhuman strength? Although (SPOILER) superpowers aren’t real, they sure are fun to think about. That’s why many of today’s superhero movies are some of the world’s biggest blockbusters. It’s hard not to sit back and think, “Wow! What if I had…

Disabled by Dodgeball: Life Lessons from the Front Lines

This blog post is a contribution from Kindra French, owner of 101 Mobility San Diego. In this post, the author details the lessons she learned from her time spent with a temporary disability as the result of a dodgeball injury. It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. The stakes were high in round eight…

10 Clever Halloween Costumes for Wheelchair Users

Halloween – the time for pumpkins and witches, costumes and trick-or-treating. For one day, we get a free pass to dress up and be whoever we want. However, wheelchair-users are familiar with the difficulty of trying to incorporate their devices into their costumes. We love seeing costumes that not only include wheelchairs, but actually embrace…

InclusionWorks: Exploring 2016’s NDEAM Theme

October is National Disability Awareness Month (NDEAM), and this year’s theme is InclusionWorks. This theme is more than just its catchy name – it is a poignant statement made in just two words. Inclusive employment practices work because they have immense benefits to companies, employees, and communities alike.   InclusionWorks: Why? Larger Talent Pools –…

The Paralympics: More than Just Games

With the 2016 Rio Paralympics now in full swing, it is important to take a look at the greater picture. The Paralympic Games have come a long way since their inception, and continue to grow each and every year with the Rio Paralympics marking the largest athlete turnout to date. To all who are touched by…

How-To: Yoga Poses from Your Wheelchair Part 2

September is National Yoga Month! If you’ve been meaning to perfect your poses or are interested in starting a practice, now is a great time to do so! To help get you started, we’ve rounded up four more of the best sequences that can be done from a seat or wheelchair – no prior experience necessary! (To…

5 Seated Exercises (With Videos)

We’ve all heard the benefits of exercise, from increased strength and weight loss to elevated mood, reduced risk of heart disease, and beyond. However, for many of us it is not as simple as going for a walk or bike ride. When dealing with a leg injury, knee pain, spinal cord injury, or other physical condition, the…

Music Festival ADA Accessibility: 2016 Guide

Do you consider yourself a music lover? Then consider a music festival! Whether you’re into indie, electronic, pop, hip hop, or rock, there is likely a music festival out there that hosts several of your favorite bands. Seeing them play live over the course of a day (or several days) can be quite an exhilarating…

Top 6 Companies That Hire People With Disabilities

Are you disabled and finding it is unnecessarily difficult to land the right job? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. According to the latest numbers from CNN, only 41.1% of Americans with a disability are employed, as opposed to 79.1% of non-disabled Americans. Some of these candidates with a disability are highly qualified for the positions…

Christmas Donation Allows Martha to “Shoot for the Moon”

Martha Calie, the young entrepreneur behind “Shoot for the Moon Animal Treats,” receives a holiday stair lift donation courtesy of 101 Mobility in Lexington. BEREA, KY – When Martha Calie first began baking and selling specialized dog treats for a family friend’s store in Berea, Kentucky, her mother Mary didn’t know whether to consider it…