What you need to know about ALS (and our Ice Bucket Challenge!)

This week, the 101 Mobility corporate office accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We are absolutely honored to help raise awareness for a cause that affects so many people and many of our clients. We are happy to take part in the efforts to raise awareness, give back to our community, and contribute to finding…

Fast Facts: Assistance Dogs

At 101 Mobility, we love seeing the great work that assistance dogs can do for their owners. Here are some fast facts for anyone who may want to learn more about assistance dogs!. 1. What are assistance dogs? The term “assistance dog” is used to refer to what most people call “service dogs.” There are many…

7 Innovative Assistive Apps

Just as there are great apps available for caregivers, there are amazing apps available for those with disAbilities as well! These 7 are our favorites here at 101 Mobility. Check them out! . 1. TapTapSee: Free on iTunes TapTapSee helps the blind and visually impaired by identifying objects that they might encounter in their day-to-day lives. When users…

7 of the Most Wheelchair-Friendly Cities in the U.S.

Cities across the U.S. have been making significant efforts to make their streets, parks, facilities, and public transportation accessible to everyone. It is important to realize that there is still a lot of work to be done in these cities and in cities everywhere, and that no two wheelchair user’s needs are the same. However,…

10 Actors and Actresses with disAbilities

At 101 Mobility, we love when people with disAbilities get representation in the media. Check out just a few of our favorite actors and actresses with disAbilities! 1. R.J. Mitte—Cerebral Palsy R.J. Mitte was launched into fame by his role as Walter Jr.—who also has cerebral palsy—on AMC’s critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad. This gave him…

6 Wheelchair-Friendly College Campuses

The school year is fast approaching, and soon high school seniors will be filling out college applications. Finding the right college is always a challenge, and wheelchair users have even more factors to consider when choosing their dream school. These colleges go above and beyond when providing accessibility on-campus: 1. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:…

Lollapalooza 2014 Accessibility Guide

Lollapalooza 2014 is only a few weeks away, and this year’s line-up is simply unmissable: Eminem, Lorde, Kings of Leon, and many, many more are set to take the stage at the beginning of August! If you have restricted mobility and are headed to Lolla, check out these resources available through the Lollapalooza Access Program to enjoy all the…

6 Exciting Wheelchair-Friendly Theme Parks

Amusement parks are some of the most exciting places to be during the summer months! Here are six of 101 Mobility’s favorite accessible theme parks from around the country: 1. Morgan’s Wonderland: San Antonio, TX Morgan’s Wonderland is the world’s first entirely accessible amusement park. It was built for children with special needs and disabilities in…

7 Awesome iPhone Accessibility Features

Apple’s iPhone is on the cutting edge of assistive technology, and its accessibility continues to improve with each software update. Check out 101 Mobility’s 7 favorite assistive technology features on the iPhone (Note: Unless otherwise stated, these features can be found in Settings > General > Accessibility.): 1. Text can be read aloud The “Speak…

They Will Surf Again – Life Rolls On Carolina Beach

Saturday was one of those days you want to try and keep alive forever. Carolina Beach was teeming with the excitement of over 200 volunteers and 40 adaptive surfers. Jesse Billauer, founder of Life Rolls On and Kevin Murphy of Odysea Surf and Kiteboard School  and Ocean Cure teamed up to host the first Life…