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Sadly, handicapped remain invisible to many

The column below originally appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 15, 2017. Its author, Nitza Agam, shared it with me because “it is not often our voices are heard, and after this exchange with a rude person, I felt I had to make it known and provide a glimpse for others about daily Read more…

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Acknowledging Built-In Bias

In this guest post, Anthea Marley offers a thought-provoking perspective about how each of us can overcome bias. Okay first things first. I already know what you are thinking. “I don’t have racial bias; my best friend is xyz … I don’t have gender bias; I was raised by hardworking a single mom. I don’t Read more…

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My Story

When people ask me what I do, it’s an easy answer: I run a charity with my wife, called New Perspective Foundation (NPF) that provides financial assistance for the travel expenses incurred by family and friends of individuals hospitalized due to a spinal cord injury. In many cases, after someone suffers a spinal cord injury, Read more…

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brettapproved and ACA want you to travel confidently!

At brettapproved, Inc. we believe life is defined by experiences. We want to help you create lasting memories. With that goal in mind, we’re proud to announce our partnership with Advanced Clinical Associates (ACA), a concierge home health agency located in metro Phoenix. Since 2007 ACA has worked closely with families, physicians and nursing homes Read more…

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Carnival Sunshine

The following is a guest blog post from our friend Connie.  In it she discusses her recent experience aboard the Carnival Sunshine cruise ship.  At brettapproved we love it when passionate supporters share travel tips.  Thank you Connie! My husband and I were booked in Cabin 6107 on Carnival Sunshine for nine nights in April Read more…

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Planning A Cruise When You Have A Disability

A voyage at sea is a fantastic way to take an accessible vacation. As is the case with every trip though, planning is important. [PLEASE NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING CONTENT ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON NEXTAVENUE.ORG ON MARCH 27, 2017] 1. Choose the Right Ship Not all cruise ships are the same — even within the same line. Read more…

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Josh George travels the world…fast.

We were thrilled to speak with Josh George, a champion racer and world record holder who has traveled the globe competing for more than a decade.  In addition to being an accomplished athlete, Josh is a graduate of the University of Illinois, has been a contributor to the New York Times and is a public Read more…

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Accessible Daytona 500!

You would be hard-pressed to a find a more well-known or iconic American racetrack than Daytona International Speedway (DIS) in Daytona, Florida. Home to the world famous Daytona 500 since 1959, DIS is a massive, sprawling facility. The track itself is two and a half miles long, with acres of parking, activities and transportation inside Read more…

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What I’ve learned about Accessibility

It’s been one year since I moved from Ohio to the Valley of the Sun to join the brettapproved team. The intervening 12 months have been a tremendous learning experience. I’ve learned more about the importance of accessibility, running a lean start-up and myself than I could have imagined. I have called Brett Heising, CEO Read more…