HRT-410 students with Brett Heising at the Downtown Hilton Hotel in Knoxville, Tennessee.
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“We Live in a Vertically Biased World”

In February, I was privileged to spend a week lecturing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I’d like to thank Assistant Professor Stefanie Benjamin, PhD for the opportunity. Her energy and passion are contagious and surpassed only by the knowledge she imparts on her students. The post below originally appeared as part of Tourism RESET, Read more…

Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle
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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…

How An Entrepreneur’s Awesome Idea Could Transform the Hospitality Industry

Shopping with her grandma Helen, riding bikes and going to camp are just a few of the things Codi Mendenhall enjoys. Look beyond her melt-your-heart smile, into her expressive brown eyes and you’ll discover someone determined to make a difference. This is her story. Because the medical professionals who help treat her Cerebral Palsy practice Read more…

Accessible NYC!

At brettapproved, we love hearing about your travel adventures.  Whether you’re taking a day trip, or a journey around the world, it’s always nice to get away. Our friend Maureen and her husband Adam recently visited the Big Apple, New York City.  She shared with us something that many people don’t realize, “NYC (Manhattan) is Read more…

Curb Free Cory Lee

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Cory Lee by phone and learning more about his life and work. Cory is full of adventure. His voice is bright, strong, and upbeat, as though he is about to experience something wonderful and is asking you along for the ride. Cory runs the blog site, CurbFreeWithCoryLee.com. He’s Read more…

Adapt. Believe. Compete. A Q/A with ABC Medical CEO Keith Jones

Q: Please tell us the story behind ABC Medical and how you became involved. How have you turned ABC into one of the strongest brands in the DME Industry? A: The Company has been in existence since 2003, primarily servicing customers in Texas and Illinois and marketing to wheelchair basketball athletes. In January 2012, I, Read more…

Who Doesn’t Love House Hunting?

Finding and securing accessible housing is a challenge for many of us. Mary Taloff is in the process of looking for a new place now. I asked her to share her thoughts on the process. She does so in the post below. As always, she does an excellent job. — Brett House hunting. We’ve all Read more…