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Join MobilityWorks at the 2018 San Mateo Abilities Expo

For almost 40 years, the Abilities Expo has been dedicated to connecting the Northern California region with the latest innovative adaptive technologies. The expo will feature groundbreaking accessible equipment, informative workshops, demonstrations and more.

MobilityWorks is proud to be participating in the 2018 San Mateo Abilities Expo from October 26th – 28th. Certified Mobility Consultants from Burlingame, Fresno, Sacramento, Chico, Oakland, and Santa Clara will be in Booth #329 to answer any questions about accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment.

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The Problems with Banning Straws

It’s a well-known problem that we consume a lot of plastic in the United States. Banning small accessories, such as straws and utensils, seems like an easy first step to try and reduce the amount of plastic consumed. With recently passed laws dozens of cities and companies have promised to phase out plastic straws within the next few years. In July, Seattle became the first city to officially pass a ban and other places such as San Francisco, Starbucks, Disney, Royal Caribbean, and Vancouver quickly followed. Other places, such as the state of California, are requiring policies that require people to ask for straws before offering them.

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In 1945 Congress signed a law declaring the first week of October to be “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Following that in 1962, the word physically was dropped to remove the limitations it set. The week was later expanded to the entire month of October in 1988 and renamed “National Disability Employment Awareness Month.” To celebrate this years’ theme, America’s Workforce: Empowering All, we’ve listed six steps you can take to empower everyone in your workplace.

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Inclusioneers Create Unique Adaptive Solutions

In 2015, Mike Firtha’s daughter Haylee came to him with a challenge. Haylee works for the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board in Ohio. She met a young girl at work who wanted to be able to ride a bike, but there was no solution available to purchase. Haylee approached her father, an electrical engineer, who made a few calls and within weeks the “Inclusioneers” were formed. Today, the non-profit provides engineered adaptive solutions to members of the local community.

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Ms. Wheelchair California – Krystina Jackson

For as long as she can remember, Krystina Jackson has been determined to make a difference. Over 15 years ago, she was paralyzed in a snowboarding accident, but Krystina has never let that hold her back. She works three jobs, inspires disabled entrepreneurs across the country, and most recently represented her state as Ms. Wheelchair California 2018.

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