you first look at me, you see a guy in a chair; it's what you don't see that's
really important. I have an over compensating part in me that wants to help all
people in the world, so I created a blog that would help them and I call it Mightywheels.ca.
We don't work on fixing wheels or anything like that; we focus on getting the
surface areas we wheel on, repaired by the city. That helps all people -
parents pushing baby strollers and people using walking aids or wheelchairs
like myself. My blog was started as a little way to benefit everyone. I take
mission to help others very seriously, and to continue what I'm doing I need to
stay in shape, eat right, workout and do yoga stretches every day.
Quand vous me regardez d'abord, vous voyez
un gars dans une chaise; C'est ce que vous ne voyez pas, c'est vraiment
important. J'ai une partie en pleine compensation qui veut aider toutes les
personnes dans le monde, donc j'ai créé un blog qui les aiderait et je
l'appellerais Mightywheels.ca. Nous ne travaillons pas sur la fixation de roues
ou quelque chose comme ça; nous nous concentrons sur les zones de surface sur
lesquelles nous roulons, réparés par la ville. Cela aide toutes les personnes -
les parents poussant les poussettes et les personnes à utiliser des aides à la
marche ou des fauteuils roulants comme moi. Mon blog a commencé comme un petit
moyen de profiter à tous. Je prends la mission d'aider les autres très
sérieusement, et pour continuer ce que je fais, je dois rester en forme, manger
bien, faire de l'exercice et faire des exercices de yoga tous les jours.
Google is trying to improve the wheelchair-accessibility
information in Google Maps, following a 125,000-signature-strong petition
calling on it to do so.
On Wednesday, Google Maps software engineer Sasha
Blair-Goldensohn—who was himself paralyzed by a falling tree branch eight
years ago—wrote in a blog post that the mapping app
does show wheelchair-accessible routes thanks to information submitted by
volunteers, but "not everyone knows this tool exists, so we want to do
Blair-Goldensohn said Google wants the volunteers who contribute
to Google Maps, known as Local Guides, to add more information for those with
The volunteers can do this by going to the section of the app
that asks the user questions about the place where they're currently
located—the Android version of Google Maps even suggests nearby places that
have insufficient information—and answer the questions about wheelchair access.
"If each of our tens of millions of Local Guides answers
three of these questions every day for two weeks, we can gather nearly two
billion answers to help people who rely on this information every day,"
"You'll also be making life easier for families with
strollers, seniors with walkers, or anyone making plans with a friend who has
impaired mobility," he added.
A London woman named Belinda Bradley started an online petition last month
calling on Google to make such a move. She was inspired by her own experience
trying to negotiate the British capital with friends and family who have
"We found that all routes provided by Google Maps demanded
stairs, bumpy paths, small hills, foot bridges, crossings without slopes and
many times there was no room on the pavement for the chair," she wrote.
"It should be easy for everyone to get around, no matter who you
Everyone wants their prince or princess charming to be perfect, but, wake up people, we all have flaws, ain't it what's on the inside that counts.
Look at my outsides, I use a wheelchair to get around, and if you look at my insides, you see that I create a website, to help all people who use wheels, called Mightywheels. We don't work on fixing wheels or nothing like that, we focus on getting the ground or surface area we wheel on repaired for all people, parents pushing baby strollers, people using walking aids or wheelchairs like my self, this way it benefits everyone.
I work downtown, get off my bus on 103 A Avenue, I turn and go along 97 Street south.. I need to go to Jasper Avenue, I have to catch a bus at the Court house.. How on earth am I going to get the bus real fast...? A person walking can simply just walk off the corner... cross the street and voila...at the bus stop... but NOT me...!! I have to struggle to wheel my chair real fast to get to the bus... but I have to go a lot more distance to get to the stop. When I finally reach the stop... crap the bus past by....!!!
Now here I sit, another half an hour for the next bus... when I could have simply just went from corner to corner if there were some ramps at the start and made the first bus. Someone needs to fix that please!!
I just did a compete front flip off of the damaged sidewalk, I didn't want that. two cars stopped, one of the drivers held my chair for me to get back in. The other yelled "where's your seat belt" excuse me but,my chair is less then 20lbs last thing I want is it following me, or worst yet it braking and sticking into me.