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Accessibility AT Restaurants

Whether it is home-cooked or restaurant-bought, everyone loves a yummy meal. Some people enjoy the dining experience with loved ones or friends, while others celebrate special occasions. Restaurants provide convenience for those who choose not to cook, and they also offer a range of cuisines and dining options that may not be available at home.…

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The Great Outdoors

Summertime is the best weather for outdoor activities. Often times, individuals require accommodations in order to make activities such as camping, hiking, and other outdoor fun fully accessible. Luckily, there are so many accessibility options that make otherwise inaccessible outdoors activities more accessible and devices that make outdoor day-to-day just more comfortable, here is some…

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Accessible Music: Advanced

When music enters your life, whether you are listening to or playing an instrument, it can’t be denied that the power it creates is unlike any other. Whether used for recreational or therapeutic purposes, having musical instruments available opens doors for everyone. In the second of this two-part blog series, we are going to focus…

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Accessible Music: Beginners

When music enters your life, whether you are listening to or playing an instrument, it can’t be denied that the power it creates is unlike any other. Whether used for recreational or therapeutic purposes, having musical instruments available opens doors for everyone. In the first of this two-part blog series, we are going to focus…

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Accessibility AT Theme Parks

Theme parks, especially with warmer weather around the corner, are a great place to go with family or friends to create memories that will last a lifetime. Many theme parks have accessibility services that the Where its AT team wants to share with you. Disneyland Resort Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California, is probably one of…

Wrapping up the Holidays

With the holidays around the corner, there are many gifts being exchanged. However, gift wrapping and opening can sometimes be the “most stressful time of the year” ::Andy Williams playing in my mind::. Here is some AT that might help with gift giving: Wrapping! Supplies: A hands free tape dispenser is the perfect tool to…

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AT for Your Holiday Meals

Victor Mendoza, Program Coordinator II, and Inae Mendoza, I&A Specialist, for the Ability Tools team, a program of California Foundation for Independent Living Centers Cooking with loved ones is a tradition for many households, especially during the holidays. With the busy holiday season right around the corner, the Where It’s AT Team is here to…

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Adaptive Pumpkin Carving

With Halloween fast approaching, the Where It’s AT Team knows many of you might have pumpkin carving on your agenda for this weekend. With that in mind, we have put together some tips for a safe and accessible pumpkin carving experience for everyone joining in on the fun! If you have a disability that interacts…

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ParaCliffHangers: Overcome Mountains

Emily Seelenfreund, Cofounder & Vice President of Para Cliff Hangers When you hear adaptive recreation- what comes to mind? Perhaps wheelchair basketball; maybe quad rugby if you saw Murderball back in the day; possibly Goalball if you are really in the know. Rock climbing most likely doesn’t make your short list. It didn’t make mine-…

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Assistive Technology for Disabled-Pet Owners

Pets can live with disabilities, just like us, and as a result, they can require support for many needs, including: anxiety resulting from trauma or a naturally occurring condition limb difference from birth, injury or medical procedure nerve damage from birth, medical condition, or injury pain associated with age, injury or illness temporary accommodations needed…