Uber Wheelchair Accessible Transportation Options

Recently, Uber announced UberWAV, a transportation option for disabled and wheelchair ridden riders. UberWAV allows customers to request a ride by a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible. What is Uber? Uber is a mobile application made to make transportation easier for everyone by allowing you to request a ride by taxi, private car, or rideshare. Read more…

Smartphones Are Getting Smarter.. and So Are Their Apps

Nowadays there’s an app for everything, hence the popular term, “there’s an app for that.” Multiple apps for the iPhone and the Android now have the capabilities of assisting those with disabilities better than ever before. Here are a few of the many apps that help with accessibility: 1. Wheelmap Powered by openstreetmap.org, Wheelmap provides Read more…

Barrier-Free Education in Illinois

We spend a lot of time highlighting different barrier-free vacation spots, activities and even hotels to stay at while you’re traveling with your handicap vans in Illinois. But, what about other barrier-free resources that we don’t often think about? Things such as barrier-free education. Paving the Way in Illinois Just two years ago, the University Read more…

Chicago Residents: Do You Know About KEEN?

New disability organizations are always surfacing. While it is definitely encouraging that more and more new organizations that assist people with disabilities are surfacing each and every day, sometimes it can be difficult to make yourself aware of each of the different groups in your area. And, finding one that matches exactly what you’re looking Read more…

Ms. Wheelchair USA 2014: Yvette Pegues

(Image via www.yvettepegues.com) This past July, Yvettte Pegues from Georgia, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA for 2014-2015. Since then she has continued to change the world by spreading awareness for those with disabilities. Not only is she this year’s Ms. Wheelchair USA, but she is also a wife, mother of two, a professional speaker, life coach Read more…