Author Archives: Zachary Fenell

Finding Disability Equality in Sports

Finding Disability Equality in Sports

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Picture the audience at a sold out sporting event. Now imagine an inclusive crowd. Did the image in your head change? Yes? That right there demonstrates how sports effectively create disability equality. Given I need to point out the disability says a lot. When you pan across sports spectators you see one group. Fans! Anyone…

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Cerebral Palsy Worst Case Scenario: Lessons to Learn

Cerebral Palsy Worst Case Scenario: Lessons to Learn

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With the right perspective you can take from any worst case scenario. Learn life lessons beneficial to your personal growth. Please note I said “any.” So that encompasses a cerebral palsy worst case scenarios Admittedly defining cerebral palsy worst case scenarios may seem debatable. Given the condition’s wide spectrum, many factors deserve consideration. However I…

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Kindle Fire Accessibility for Reading Books

Kindle Fire Accessibility for Reading Books

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Electronic books versus hard copies, the debate will likely continue forth awhile. Although when discussed in context with accessibility one reigns supreme. Electronic books make reading accessible to a whole another level. Particularly Kindle Fire accessibility options prove pretty robust. Since I am best familiar with the aforementioned, today I thought to share my knowledge.…

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Recently Stairlifts Reviews named my blog one of the best disability blogs.

Named Among the 100 Best Disability Blogs

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Recently Stairlifts Reviews named the 100 best blogs for disabled people and carers. Among the 100 best disability blogs listed, you will spot my blog. I imagine somewhere five words echoing from Chris Jericho’s mouth. Indeed Mr. Jericho, I just made the list! Sorry everyone, the wrestling reference proved too tempting. Moving on! No honor…

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Creating One United Disability Community

Creating One United Disability Community

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Did you know the disability community remains the largest minority group in the world? Said fact continuously comes up in disability related Twitter chats I participate in. Yet that reality might come as a surprise. A major reason why involves the many different disability subcategories. Not often do you see one united disability community. Good…

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Not So Special Needs Mom, Zachary's mother reads to him and his two able-bodied brothers back when they were kids.

Not So Special Needs Mom

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Remove the word “special” from “special needs mom.” Woah! Calm down. Okay, I am at fault. I should know better. My initial sentence risk seeming fighting words. After all, special needs moms largely prove a passionate bunch. May I request a do-over? Thanks for the second chance. Today I will challenge perceptions regarding special needs…

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Zachary Fenell gives four tips on becoming a happy single.

Four Tips to Become a Happy Single

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“Single,” the status can often conjure up negative emotions. When filling out a wedding RSVP, this remains evident. You shudder as you decline your plus one. Internally you question yourself. “Why am I still single?” “Will I ever find love?” Certainly not questions a happy single asks! Living with a disability adds to the turbulence.…

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Let's celebrate my two-year blogiversary by reflecting back on the past year!

Two-Year Blogiversary Reflection

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Saturday, January 14th marked my two-year blogiversary here at the relaunched zacharyfenell.com. Or blog anniversary, if you prefer not combining words. To celebrate I wanted to reflect with you on the past year. What a year too! Let me remind you about my relaunch’s shaky beginning. Previously at Zacharyfenell.com One year ago I wrote a…

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Build your resolve and unlock your beast mode!

Building Your Resolve

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New Year resolutions, what flimsy and meaningless statements! If you agree with that, today I am writing directly to you. I am challenging your thoughts. Hopefully help you realize “flimsy” and “meaningless” actually describe another item, your resolve. Happy New Year by the way! In retrospect maybe I should avoid hurling insults before expressing celebratory…

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