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Our blog shares inspirational stories, advice and personal achievements of our iLevel® advocates who use power wheelchairs in their daily lives.


Celebrate Ali Stroker & Help People with Disabilities Succeed

By Stephanie Woodward
Monday, June 10, 2019

Last night Ali Stroker, an incredibly talented singer and actress who uses a wheelchair, won a Tony award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical for her role as Ado Annie in the revival of the show "Oklahoma!" Ali is the first wheelchair user to ever win a Tony, and she is also the first wheelchair-using actress on Broadway. Read More »


The First Time I Used My iLevel® Wheelchair

By Zoe Hernandez
Monday, May 13, 2019

I’ve had an iLevel® Power Wheelchair for a few years now, and it’s had a tremendous impact on me. Yet, nothing compares to the first time I used iLevel and the experiences I had while using it in school and throughout my everyday life. Read More »


This is What I Tell Them

By Bryan Anderson
Monday, May 6, 2019

Since my injury 14 years ago, I’ve met a lot of injured vets, whether through VA hospitals and public events, or just running into people on the street in cities I visit. I know what they’re going through. I’ve been there. This is what I tell them. Read More »


Living Your Best Life with a Disability

By Josh McDermott
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Recently I was at a family gathering. Every year, one of my family members asks me the same question. “Josh, you look good. Are you getting any better physically? Can you work out to regain muscle? There has to be something you can do.” My answer every time is no. Nothing has changed. I can barely lift a gallon of milk. Yet, I am happy just taking it one day at a time. Read More »


The Ways My iLevel Power Wheelchair Helps Me

By Morgan Steward
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

With my iLevel® Power Wheelchair, I can do so many things that I would not be able to do if I was using a wheelchair at standard height. My wheelchair elevates up to 12 inches in height, allowing me to participate in a lot of different activities. Here are just a few ways that my iLevel Power Wheelchair helps me live a life that is full and fun. Read More »


Unanticipated Benefits of iLevel® while Traveling

By Stephanie Woodward
Wednesday, April 9, 2019

When I first learned about iLevel® technology, I dreamed of getting a chair with iLevel. I envisioned myself being able to cook comfortably on my stovetop, comfortably putting dishes away in the cupboards, and even being able to go grocery shopping without having to ask people to help me reach items. However, now that I have been using iLevel technology for a few years, I have found so many more benefits to iLevel. Read More »


Understanding Accessible Parking

By Team Quantum
Thursday, April 4, 2019

If you have a disability that makes walking long distances difficult or impossible, you might consider applying for an accessible parking permit. Read More »


Celebrating Women in Wheelchairs

By Stephanie Woodward
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March is Women’s History Month – a time for us to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Oftentimes women’s accomplishments are overlooked, and even more so, the accomplishments of women with disabilities are overlooked. That is why I have chosen to highlight four women in wheelchairs throughout history who were trailblazers. Read More »


Disability Rights for College Students

By Stephanie Woodward
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Going to college can be an exciting and scary transition for anyone, but especially for students who use wheelchairs. Picking the right college is not always easy, but making sure you know your rights so that you are not discriminated against on campus does not need to be hard! Read More »


Service Dogs for Power Wheelchair Users

By Alison Chancellor
Friday, March 1, 2019

When you use a power wheelchair, electric wheelchair, or manual wheelchair, working with a service dog can help to make your life a lot easier. Service dogs undergo extensive training to complete basic to complex commands as well as provide companionship for their handlers. Read More »


Top Mobile Apps for Individuals with Disabilities

By Team Quantum
Monday, February 25, 2019

If you have a disability, it’s important to know that there are many tools available to you! Most people like to maintain their independence. If you have a disability that affects your mobility, or another kind of disability that makes daily activities challenging, there are ways to increase your independence and they’re just a click away! Read More »


Get ‘Schooled’ in iLevel® Technology

By Bryson Foster
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

As a student, having iLevel® Power Adjustable Seat Height on my power wheelchair has helped me do so many things at my school. It has helped me during school and allows me to participate in after-school events and activities. Read More »


Bryan Anderson Receives 2019 Rare Life Award

By Team Quantum
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Quantum Spokesperson Bryan Anderson has been chosen to receive the 2019 Rare Life Award from Eagle Rare – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Read More »


Air Travel Law Benefits Power Wheelchair Users

By Stephanie Woodward
Friday, February 1st, 2019

As a power wheelchair user, I am afraid to fly with my chair because it is frequently broken by the airlines. I cannot guarantee that my chair will be in working order upon my arrival in a new city, and that means I may not be able to do my job – after all, I cannot go to a work meeting in Washington, D.C. if my wheelchair will not move! Read More »


Disability Mentoring Day: Why It’s Important

By Kiel Eigen
Friday, February 1st, 2019

Recently, I had the opportunity to mentor a group of students for Disability Mentoring Day. These kids came from several local schools and are completing a secondary transition program through the Luzerne Intermediate Unit (LIU). It was great to work with them, mainly because I know what it’s like. As someone with a disability, it’s important to let these kids know that there are opportunities for them. Read More »


Your Rights: What Wheelchair Users Need to Know

By Stephanie Woodward
Friday, February 1st, 2019

Have you ever gone to a store but couldn’t get in because of a step? Have you gone into a public bathroom but couldn’t wash your hands because the soap was out of reach? Have you been to a restaurant with no wheelchair accessible seating? All these things violate your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here are the top five things power wheelchair users should know about the ADA. Read More »

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