Four Reasons Snow Pains Wheelchair Users

Snow can bring beauty but snow can bring treacherous disaster as well. However, for the disability community, even though both of these scenarios are true, there are access issues that accompany snow as well. Parking Spaces Snow is always piled into the accessible parking spaces with no consideration for those with disabilities who venture out… Continue Reading Four Reasons Snow Pains Wheelchair Users

Microsoft is Answering the Call

On Sunday, a Microsoft commercial aired during the Super Bowl and a similar commercial debuted back during the holiday season. These commercials are both marketing the Adaptive Controller so that people with limited manual dexterity can game too. “When everybody plays, we all win”, a phrase coined by Microsoft which certainly holds much truth to… Continue Reading Microsoft is Answering the Call

Why Our Consulting is Important

AbiliTrek consults with businesses to enhance their accessibility, increase their market base and reduce their chance of litigation. Nothing Without Us The disability community has been left behind and out of the conversation for so long. However, accessibility is the key to an equal opportunity. Whatever the scenario may be–and it can be different for… Continue Reading Why Our Consulting is Important

Meet Olivia, our Community Manager

AniliTrek would like to welcome Olivia Hall to our team! She is our Community Manager! Introducing Olivia Olivia is from Seattle, Washington. Her primary hobbies include archery, traveling and dancing. However, she expresses, ‘if you whip out any board or card game, then I will join in a heartbeat, so you may not want to… Continue Reading Meet Olivia, our Community Manager

Welcoming Amy

AbiliTrek is excited to welcome Amy Kellogg, our Inside Sales Specialist! Amy was introduced to AbiliTrek through Tripp Marotto, our Director of Operations, who teaches at Western Washington University (WWU). During Fall Quarter of 2018, Amy worked with AbiliTrek at WWU through the entrepreneurship program. Tripp then offered internship positions to the entire WWU team.… Continue Reading Welcoming Amy

AbiliTrek Welcomes Business Development Specialist

AbiliTrek would like to welcome our newest Business Development specilist, Scott McGinnis. Introducing Scott When Mark Staton, a digital marketing professor at Western Washington University (WWU), heard that we at AbiliTrek were in need of interns, he introduced Scott to our CEO Daman Wandke. Scott, who is from Mill Creek, Washington, is currently a sales… Continue Reading AbiliTrek Welcomes Business Development Specialist

Amtrak’s Accessibility Derailment

Transportation is a key factor in traveling; many people utilize different types of transportation every day. It is well-known that Amtrak is a well-established entity within the travel industry and provides service throughout the United States. While Amtrak is extremely beneficial to many workers and travelers, this service continues to be a frustration for many… Continue Reading Amtrak’s Accessibility Derailment

The Techy Ramp & the Importance of Switch Testing

A ramp is the epitome of access; no one would dismiss a ramp as not being accessible. In fact, some people even go to the extent of using the existing ramps as proof that locations are now accessible. Aren’t ramps enough? Regarding both onsite locations AND websites, the answer is no. The Ramp to Technology… Continue Reading The Techy Ramp & the Importance of Switch Testing

More About Our Training

Disability. What does this word really mean? How much do you really know about disability? There is so much more to disability than just a medical diagnosis and personal physical limitations.   A lack of access is what is truly disabling to people with disabilities. Access is the key to an equal opportunity. Eliminating physical… Continue Reading More About Our Training