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…

Make a SPLASH this summer with a residential pool lift!

With the onset of summer and rising temperatures, it seems everyone’s headed outdoors to the pool! But, is your swimming pool accessible for everyone? If not, you may want to consider a residential pool lift. Below, Jennifer Raney, a team member of 101 Mobility, answers the most common pool lift questions. Q: What is the…

MDA Summer Camp Costume Parade: Dragons, Fairies, and Gargoyles – Oh my!

Camp is in session! At this year’s MDA Summer Camp, campers had the chance to show off their stellar Sci-Fi themed wheelchair costumes. Volunteers from 101 Mobility’s technical and design department helped create costume ideas for the campers. Throughout the week, the campers and counselors brought the ideas to life with a little help from…

10 Wonderful Wheelchair Friendly Summer Camps

Swimming in a lake, making friendship bracelets, singing songs around a campfire—all are hallmark activities of the summer camp experience. Better still–the amount of summer camps with ADA compliance has significantly increased. Check some of our favorites here!     1. Camp Oakhurst—New Jersey Cost: Sliding scale based on income; scholarships available Ages: 8-19 Camper to…