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,…

5 Easy Ways to Temporarily Wheelchair-Proof Your Home

There are countless reasons why you might need to temporarily provide access for a wheelchair in your home: recovery from a surgery or injury, caring for a visiting loved one, or accommodating for construction are just a few of the many reasons why you might experience a temporary restriction in mobility at home. Whatever the…

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…

5 Areas In Your Home Where You Can Improve Accessibility

The key to successfully aging in place is keeping your home safe and accessible. Sometimes, however, we don’t know where to begin! Team members from 101 Mobility East Tennessee outline the top 5 areas in a home where accessibility could be limited with solutions for how to fix them. 1. An open floor plan is essential. Achieving…

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…

Mary Lynn: The Elevator Lady of Boston

Elevators are an excellent mobility solution that add to your home’s resale value. Not only are they energy-efficient, but they are a chic mobility solution that can be used by everyone. Lucky for us, no one knows more about home and limited-use commercial lifts than Mary Lynn Miller of 101 Mobility Massachusetts. Mary Lynn has…

INFOGRAPHIC: Help Mom & Dad age in place!

Even though Mom & Dad are getting older, they want to stay right where they are: home! 101 Mobility offers solutions to potential mobility struggles throughout homes, such as stair lifts and grab bars. Guide Mom & Dad through the maze and help find solutions when a possible hazard emerges! Click here for a larger…