Bright Employee Triumphs over Hearing Loss

Kelly Mercer, a graphic designer/web developer at 101 Mobility, received an Outstanding Employee Award at the 2013 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards in Wilmington, NC. Despite having hearing loss, Kelly has gone above and beyond 101 Mobility’s expectations. At times, I felt too discouraged to pursue a work opportunity. Some deaf individuals push past…

Lady Liberty Is Accessible to All

By Michelle Seitzer Current news (as of October 12, 2013): The government shutdown caused the Statue of Liberty’s doors to close 12 days ago. However, New York has allocated dollars from their state tourism budget to reopen this popular site to the public. Last October, the Statue of Liberty had also reopened after a year…

4 Ways to Have a Blast at Camp Carefree

101 Mobility Experiences the Ultimate Adventure at MDA Summer Camp MDA Summer Camp is a magical, weeklong adventure for kids with neuromuscular diseases and conditions at Camp Carefree in Stokesdale, NC. This summer, our very own Jack Shoemaker, owner of 101 Mobility Triad, along with 101 Mobility’s social team enjoyed a day at camp with…

Wheelchair Games Spark Competition Despite Physical Conditions

For someone who, at first, did not know much about disabilities, learning about the 2013 Wheelchair Games was a mind-altering experience. This year, over 600 veterans with spinal cord injuries, neurological conditions, amputations, and other mobility impairments flocked to Tampa, FL to compete. Last week, I was fortunate enough to interview two volunteers from the…

5 Factors to Consider when Installing an ADA Compliant Pool Lift

Important Tips to Get in Compliance with New ADA Guidelines for Public Pools Don’t let another summer go by before making your pool accessible for all of your guests. Dive into trusted tips from 101 Mobility St. Louis owner and pool lift installer Brad Kohlbrecher to ensure cost-effective and code-compliant pool lift decisions are made…

What is a service dog?

101 Mobility learns about Service Assistance Dogs and More from paws4people! 101 Mobility recently met with Founder, Kyria Henry and Executive Director, Terry Henry of paws4people™, to learn about service canines. Kyria and Terry brought two service dogs with them to demonstrate what these amazingly intelligent and skilled animals are capable of. What is paws4people™?…

Hotwheels versus 101 Mobility in Adaptive Hockey

Power wheelchair hockey is a form of adaptable street hockey in which all players use a wheelchair or power chair. Power wheelchair hockey provides a physical and competitive outlet for people with Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy and Autism among other disabilities. I recently had the opportunity to play against a local team founded by Hoggard High School Senior,…

Wheelchair Accessible National Parks and Monuments

National Parks are regarded as America’s greatest national treasures. In 1916, the National Park Service was commissioned; their purpose is to set aside and maintain pieces of land for all to experience and appreciate the natural ecology, wildlife and historical significance. For many years, a large portion of American citizens were unable to view these…

Turning Seats for Cars, Trucks, Vans and SUVs: FAQs

What Should I Know Before Purchasing a Turning Seat? Turning automotive seats are individual seats that can be installed into a vehicle to provide better mobility for the driver or passenger. Turning automotive seats by Bruno are universally fit for a wide range of vehicles, from an SUV to a pickup truck or sedan. These…

How the National MS Society and 101 Mobility Rochester Changed a Life

Local New York mobility dealer, 101 Mobility Rochester, recently teamed up with the Upstate New York National Multiple Sclerosis Society to find out how they could do something about multiple sclerosis. Together, the non-profit and mobility dealer designed a contest. 101 Mobility Rochester donated a Golden Buzzaround Lite Scooter and the Upstate NY National MS…