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…

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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…

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…

Roll-in showers for everyone! They’re great!

Taking the time to examine life from a perspective other than our own is one of the greatest gifts we can give. Too often people only concern themselves with their own insular existence. This is a tragedy. The world is complex and vibrant and I believe we have a responsibility to experience as much of 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…

When Your Traveling Disability is That You Can’t Sit

Long ago, in what now seems like a galaxy far away, I was a businesswoman who traveled very light. Everything I needed fit into a very small carry-on case. Airport and flight delays did not bother me. Traffic jams were no big deal. I was in high-tech public relations and flying to different cities frequently 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…

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…