Happy Birthday AbilityVoice!

One year ago this week, AbilityVoice was born. It’s been an eventful year to say the least – both at BraunAbility and the world at large.

When this blog was first conceived, we hoped it would deliver the latest news about our wheelchair vans and wheelchair lifts to our dealers and customers in a timely fashion. I’m happy to say it’s turned out to be that, and a lot more. Here on AbilityVoice, you’ll find product information, service tips and tricks, customer stories, articles from industry experts, excerpts from Ralph Braun’s upcoming book “Rise Above” – the list goes on and on. As we enter our second year, we’ll continue to publish articles about “all things BraunAbility,” and we’ll also look for new angles we haven’t explored yet. If you’d like to see a certain topic covered on the blog, by all means let us know by commenting below!

I thought we could best celebrate this anniversary by taking a look back at some of the articles we’ve posted over the past year. Here in no particular order are some of my favorites:

The CompanionVan RE Wheelchair Van – So Easy Granny Can Do It!

What Does Fishing Have to Do With Wheelchair Vans?

Disability Brings the Ability to Inspire

A Father’s Love Meets A Dealer’s Determination

My Road to Driving Independence

Though birthday parties are supposed to be a happy occasion, I can’t celebrate AbilityVoice’s first year without remembering our long-time colleague Karl Beck, who passed away in May of this year. All of us at BraunAbility miss him tremendously. He was just beginning to hit his stride with his blog articles, and AbilityVoice suffers without his thoughtful, timely and often amusing stories. Below are a few links to his past stories. Thanks, Karl, and rest in peace.

The Early Days of BraunAbility: Jim Pauley

BraunAbility Pride

For Our Friend and Colleague, Karl Beck

To conclude, I’d like to say a special thanks to all our readers and subscribers for your comments, thoughts and suggestions. At it’s core, blogging is about connecting with people on a personal level, and all of us writing for AbilityVoice have met or talked to some pretty amazing people over the past year. Together, you’ve helped us make AbilityVoice a success. We look forward to meeting and writing about a lot more of you in our second year!