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Tag: Todd Stabelfeldt

Man inspires change on cross-state wheelchair ride

Published: August 13, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

SPOKANE, Wash. – From Coeur d’Alene to the Cascades, one Washington man is going the distance to prove that everyone should be able to access the outdoors.

‘The Quadfather’ has a message for techies — accessibility ‘should not be an add-on’

Published: November 1, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Todd Stabelfeldt is a pretty chill dude. He lives 90 minutes from Seattle by ferry, in a home with his wife and occasionally two stepkids. He runs a consultancy for healthcare databases, but once considered becoming a comedian. He’s a dog person.

Stabelfeldt also happens to be quadriplegic. He’s been paralyzed from the neck down for more than 30 years.

And because of that, Stabelfeldt has a unique relationship with technology — not unique for him and his crew, which goes by “The Quad Squad,” but unique for many people who are able-bodied.

Apple Accessibility — Designed for everyone

Published: May 16, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Designed for Todd S.

https://youtu.be/4PoE9tHg_P0

Todd is the CEO of a technology consulting company and a prominent member of the quadriplegic community. With Siri, Switch Control, and the Home app, he can open his front door, adjust the lights in his house, and queue up a party playlist.

Assistive Technology: A Love Story

Published: January 31, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Todd Stabelfeldt and Karen StabelfeldtTecla user’s love story comes true with the help of assistive technology

TORONTO, January 31, 2017 – In a world where most communication now occurs via text instead of in person, one out of five cell phone owners report feeling closer to their spouse or partner because of exchanges they’ve had via text message and eighty percent report that they’ve “sexted” within the past year. But what if you couldn’t enjoy the intimacy of private texting due to limited mobility? You might say that Tecla — which allows individuals with limited upper body mobility to use their mobile devices hands-free — is a dating game-changer.

The iPhone setting that changed this man’s life

Published: October 21, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Todd StabelfeldtTodd Stabelfeldt is sending his wife a romantic text. He taps his chin on a button mounted on his wheelchair, then grins, pleased with his wooing.

A quadriplegic since he was 8, Stabelfeldt can’t move anything below his neck. Now a 36-year-old engineer and business owner, he’s turned his wheelchair into a powerful mobile communication hub using switches, a Bluetooth headset and an iPhone 6.

He averages a phone call every six minutes and sends more than 100 texts a day. He’s not much for social media other than LinkedIn (LNKD), but loves to check his elaborate smart-home set up, read books, listen to podcasts and look up recipes online. Frequently outside on the move, he uses the Strava app to track how many miles he racks up.

iLove Stories of Independence

Published: August 18, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

An amazing insight on how technology is empowering independence.

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