Geek on Wheels

Random rolling ruminations

The Wheelchair Challenge – how would your workplace do?

The summer of 2016 has come to a close and it was a break from blogging for me, but I’ve been working on a few ideas and projects during that time. One of them has come to a great conclusion in the form of my first Wheelchair Challenge with Stantec, a major design and architectural firm in Toronto (and globally). A few brave souls from their staff volunteered to take part in.. Read More

One big cottage, seven people on wheels – wheelchair mafia unite!

Over on my personal Facebook page, I’ve hinted at an adventure I had a few weeks ago. An adventure that might have seemed rather normal, even boring to the average person. Average doesn’t begin to describe the people I shared it with. They were remarkable of experience, attitude and humour, creating a weekend that pushed our boundaries, opened our eyes, created some new friendships, and won’t be something I soon forget. JJ, Rookie,.. Read More

#AccessWins! Sometimes it’s done right

I know I know, I use this blog to most often complain about design, people, situations that make it harder for anyone with a disability. In all fairness, I really do need to give shout outs to success stories when they are due. They are few and far between, I’m afraid, so I don’t have to worry about losing my sarcastic edge. Tonight, I give you two totally different examples of doing.. Read More

Toronto’s Blue Hornets – they can be people too

Confused yet? If you are a Toronto resident, you may have heard this term before, but I can’t blame others for not knowing it. Blue Hornets are Toronto’s Parking Enforcement Officers, a subdivision of the main police force that handles…well…giving out parking tickets. Really that’s about it. In other jurisdictions, they often also deal with municipal bylaw enforcement, but in’s all about parking. Let’s be honest…they are generally viewed with.. Read More