The Evolution of Elevators

After writing a post on the history of the light bulb and GE’s new smart bulb, I pondered the evolution of other everyday inventions.  As I was leaving my office yesterday I began to daydream asking myself, “What is an invention that has an impact on my daily life?”  Suddenly, a bell dinged and an automated voice announced, “First […]

Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible bathroom for wheelchair users.

Writer: Nikol Prieto As we discussed last week, many people are finding themselves needing to accommodate their home due to using a wheelchair and also in preparing to remain in their homes as they age. There are currently at least 30 million Americans using wheelchairs and those numbers continue to increase as a large population […]

Top 5 things to consider when designing an accessible kitchen for wheelchair users.

Writer: Nikol Prieto Many people find themselves needing accessible homes for themselves or family members. There are approximately 30 million Americans using wheelchairs and the number of people who need accessible homes will continue to increase as disabled and aging people are finding more ways to remain living in their homes. One important way to […]

Dog-operated light switch

Performing common household tasks such as turning on a lamp for instance, are often taken for granted.  However, for individuals with mobility limitations, a task like operating a floor switch proves to be nothing short of a challenge. Heleen Bartsoen, uses a wheelchair to get around and was unable to operate the floor switch for the lamp in her […]

#MoveInMay: Everyone Needs to Move for National Physical Fitness Month

Writer: Tiffany Whisner, Coles Marketing Communications May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. It’s a great time to get moving and get committed to living a healthier and more active lifestyle! From the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition (PCFSN), according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)’s Physical Activity […]

“Never give up. Never quit.”

Writer: Laura Medcalf Each year across America, many celebrate the beginning of summer on Memorial Day by grilling their favorite meats and relaxing outdoors with their loved ones.  To many, this may just be a three-day weekend to kickback while embracing the long-anticipated summer breeze; however, the final Monday in May signifies much more. This federal holiday originally honored military personnel who […]