Advocates for Our Angels

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Four minutes. It only took four minutes for seven-year-old Savannah Martin to disappear and make it to the pond on the edge of her family’s property in Lawton, Okla. — and drown. In 2008, Kevin Curtis Wills jumped into Iowa’s Raccoon River and tragically drowned at the age of nine. […]

Letters with a Deeper Meaning

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing ATP. Assistive Technology Professional. This certification is more than just three letters after your name. Just like all educational degrees, licensures, certifications and awards, ATP means something — not just to the person who receives it, but to consumers with disabilities and the assistive technology community. And like most credentials, […]

Override the Summer Slide

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Summer is a time when most kids are enjoying water parks and splash pads, not focused on their academic skills. But maybe they should be. “Many students experience some learning loss during the summer,” said Cristen Reat. Reat is the co-founder and program coordinator at BridgingApps. “I believe there is […]

Home Sweet Accessible Home

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing “People want to stay in their homes as long as they can. If you have the resources to plan for that and can consciously build a home and make accessible features part of the design, that is definitely becoming more of a trend.” And that accessibility in a home can […]

The Driving Force to Overcome

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Getting behind the wheel of a car is a big deal. Now you have control of a machine that weighs a few thousand pounds. And now you have to navigate that vehicle in and out of traffic, dealing with weather hazards and all the temperaments of other drivers on the […]

Express Your Voice by Casting Your Vote

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing The right to vote is a basic human right. It is one that has been fought for throughout U.S. history, and it gives each person the opportunity to voice his or her opinion in a meeting, discussion, debate or election campaign. And 2016 is an election year. A big one. […]