Accessibility

Para-athlete named Q'Straint brand ambassador

Posted on May 29, 2013

Victoria Arlen, a gold medal winning para-athlete swimmer was named a brand ambassador for Q’Straint, developers of safety solutions for wheelchair passenger transportation. The announcement comes during National Mobility Awareness Month.
 
Arlen, who was recently chosen to participate in the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Swimming World Championships in August, will appear in Q’Straint ads in national trade publications.

“Our mission is to ensure that people in wheelchairs are able to safely get wherever they are going whether it is on public transportation, taxi or their personal vehicle,” said Dan Bruck, Q’Straint marketing manager. “Victoria is an amazing young lady who has overcome incredible odds during her life to become a very successful para-athlete. We are honored to have someone with her dedication, poise and determination as our brand advocate.”
 
Paralyzed at age 11 due to transverse myelitis, a rare viral disease, Arlen spent nearly two years in a coma. Today she is a star para-athlete swimmer. During the games last summer in London, Arlen won gold in the 100-meter freestyle and a silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle and 4x100-meter freestyle medley. She is the world record holder in the 100- and 400-meter freestyle and holds the American record in the 50-meter breaststroke and 100-, 200- and 400-meter freestyle and Pan Am record in the 100-meter breaststroke and 400-meter freestyle.
 
Transportation vehicles serving the para-athletes during last summer’s games in London were outfitted with Q’Straint products. In addition, Arlen’s personal mobility vehicle is equipped with Q’Straint retractors.
 
“The independence that Q’Straint provides from a security and safety perspective means so much to those of us in wheelchairs and offers the highest level of reassurance for our families. I’m excited to be part of their team,” said Arlen.
 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

GRTC, reservation network co. partner for on-demand paratransit service

Customer benefits include direct, non-stop service; requesting a trip for same-day service; and flexibility to schedule a reservation up to 30 days in advance.

MBTA testing new tech to help blind find bus stops

The agency will install Bluetooth beacons on bus stop signs that can communicate via a smartphone app to tell users how close they are to the stop.

NY MTA adding mobile app to simplify paratransit travel

The upgrade comes amid a growing outcry from people with disabilities that they are being underserved.

BraunAbility's Q-Series wheelchair lift wins design award

The new lift combines an eye-catching curved design language with innovative use of geometry, resulting not only in a 10% weight reduction over its predecessor, but also a 300% improvement in rigidity.

Profile: Donna Smith, Sr. Director, Easter Seals Project Action Consulting

Donna Smith was 18 months old when doctors detected retinoblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and removed her right eye. For the next 18 months, her mother took her on zoo trips and drilled her on all the colors before doctors took out her left eye, too.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close