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Six months after Accessible Festivals' founder Austin Whitney was paralyzed in a car accident, he attended his first music festival. For the first time since his accident, he was smiling and enjoying life: the accommodations at the festival allowed him to experience the music just like any other attendee. Inspired, Austin decided to use his legal education to work in the ADA Compliance department of the nation's largest festivals.
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The GRIT Freedom Chair is the most versatile chair on the market, designed from the ground up to handle any terrain. From trails to grass to snow, the Freedom Chair is built for you to push yourself. Born out of research at MIT, the Freedom Chair's patented easy-push levers reduce shoulder strain and put you in control of your mobility. Ready to hit the trails? Learn more about the GRIT Freedom Chair at www.gogrit.us