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Visiting Edinburgh Castle with a Manual Wheelchair

March 6, 2020
by Rupa Valdez

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Rupa Valdez

Rupa Valdez is the founder and President of Blue Trunk Foundation. She is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia, serving on the Disability Action and Advocacy Committee and acting as a core member of the Disability Studies Initiative. Rupa received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering with a minor in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an active member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the American Medical Informatics Association she has chaired the Health Care Technical Group and People and Organizational Issues Working Group, respectively. When she’s not on a computer, Rupa enjoys escaping to other places and times by traveling, reading, and antiquing.

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Thanksgiving with Food Sensitivities and Allergies

by Claire Wellbeloved-Stone

November 22, 2019

It is almost that time of the year, when people brave the congested highways and busy airports to travel home for Thanksgiving. We have shared tips before about navigating airport security with medical supplies and liquid supplements, accessible trai ...

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I Flew Over Oahu

by JR Harding

September 23, 2019

Aloha! One of my favorite authors is James Michener. He is well known for his dramatic and historic tales of people and cultures. Some of his works include the Chesapeake, Texas, and Hawaii. As a result, visiting our 50th state has always been on my ...

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Airport Security: Medical Carry-ons and IV Supplies

by Lucy Trieshmann

June 9, 2019

I recently flew with my intravenous medication and supplies in tow for the first time. I was incredibly anxious leading up to the flight because I found little information online. I needed to bring several 1500ml sterile bags of liquid, syringes, por ...

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Accessibility in Ireland

by Claire Wellbeloved-Stone

May 27, 2019

I recently returned from a trip to Ireland, and I wanted to share some tips about accessible travel to the sites I had the chance to visit. In Dublin the Guinness Storehouse, an extremely popular destination, provides several accommodations. If you w ...

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