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…

New Year New Possibilities

Note: This blog was originally a Facebook post wishing everyone a Happy New Year. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank our investors and everyone who works tirelessly to make brettapproved, Inc. what it is. In particular, I’d like to thank: Gillian, Travis, Jason, Walt and Anne. We wouldn’t be where we are without each Read more…

Giving Thanks

Kilmainham Gaol (Jail) I’m thrilled to report that brettapproved enjoyed a productive trip to Web Summit, Dublin. It proved to be professionally and personally rewarding. I’ve been to Mexico City and to northern Mexico as a journalist but this was my first European adventure. My biggest takeaway in regards to accessibility is this: everything is Read more…

Interview with Meg Gerritson, Co-Founder of Hello Mamas

What inspired you to help create Hellomamas? I created Hello Mamas alongside two amazing women and mothers, Christa Terry and Julia High. All three of us faced unique challenges when it came to making and keeping mom friends. My son, Jack, was extremely colicky and had severe food allergies, so I needed to be extra Read more…

The 2015 brettapproved Report on the Disabled Traveler Market 

Throughout the past three years, the brettapproved team has conducted an ad hoc survey of people who use wheelchairs at airports, restaurants, hotels, conferences, expo’s and other venues around the country and around the world. We asked, “When staying at a hotel, how often do you get the accessibility equipment you expected, based on the Read more…

Mary Taloff: Holy sh*t! I’m stranded in New Brunswick.

“At brettapproved® we strive to celebrate what works and we ALWAYS focus on the positive. Every so often life teaches us a lesson and we feel compelled to share. What follows is an excellent blog post from Mary Taloff (with a little help from me) about what it’s like trying to get an accessible cab Read more…

The City of Angels never disappoints

I believe life is defined by experiences, so it makes sense then that I’m happiest on the road. Whether I’m traveling for work or for fun, what I dig is that I’m out of the office, away from my iMac and connecting with people instead of the Internet. Last month I attended the Abilities Expo Read more…

Melanie Isaacs: An Entrepreneur’s Story

I met Melanie through a mutual friend and I was impressed with her immediately. Her venture, PAL Experiences, which she explains in her post below, is an exceptional idea. Melanie attends the SEED SPOT evening program and she’s doing amazing work in our community and beyond. What do we like most about Melanie? That’s easy Read more…