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Escape Artists: Is it accessible? | Escape Room Review!

Escape Artists: Is it accessible? | Escape Room Review!

I’m originally from a small town in Pennsylvania where basically nothing ever happened and there was nothing fun nearby to do. Needless to say, I was pretty stoked when I moved to Florida. Suddenly I was so close to a city and tons of places […]

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

Knowing your rights when you have a disability

When you have a disability, you can often feel isolated from the rest of society. It becomes super easy to feel like you don’t have the freedom or rights to do what everybody else can do. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s just […]

Should we ban plastic straws?

Should we ban plastic straws?

There’s been a lot of talk about whether restaurants, cafes, bars, and other public spaces should stop providing plastic straws, and whether they should be banned altogether. Public outcry over seemingly unnecessary plastic goods is no new thing, and the ‘convenience’ items under fire almost […]

The truth about “living off” SSI

The truth about “living off” SSI

Everyone seems to be incredibly opinionated about programs like SSI and the people who rely on them. Some are for it, a lot are really angry about it, and most really don’t understand it. My family has relied on SSI and Medicaid my entire life, […]

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

Tips for making plans when you’re in a wheelchair

My family will never be the spontaneous bunch. With two disabled adults sharing one caregiver (luv u mom), it takes a bit of time for us to be able to get around and out of the house. And that’s just to go grocery shopping or […]

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

5 Things to think about when going to a concert in a wheelchair

Music has always been one of the most important influences in my life. I can remember getting Backstreet Boys tapes to play in my boombox, and then cds for my discman when I was just a little older. I remember when I was 10 and […]

The Passing of HR620

The Passing of HR620

Today I came home from my shift in a good mood, but then I checked Twitter and saw that HR 620 passed. The House of Representatives voted today by a 225-192 margin to undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act. #HR620 — ACLU (@ACLU) February 15, […]

Accessibility Wish List

Accessibility Wish List

You know when you get an Uber to your favorite little cafe in the city before heading to the airport to catch your flight? I wouldn’t because nothing in that scenario is accessible for me. It blows my mind that we can have people floating […]

How To Make Your Office More Accessible

How To Make Your Office More Accessible

For the most part, I’ve settled into my job (still wild to say!) and my office. I’m still getting used to my new schedule and just the fact that every day I have somewhere to be. Sometimes it reminds me of college, and I still feel like […]

What inaccessibility feels like | #protectADA

What inaccessibility feels like | #protectADA

Growing up in a wheelchair means learning as a small child that the world is much smaller for you than it is for everybody else. There are places you’ll only ever know about from pictures and stories, sights that feel about as real as the […]