Dr. Nanette Bowles has spent the last 25 years advocating for and empowering people with disabilities, including 14 for the government. She earned her B.S. degree in Psychology and M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, from Northern Arizona University then her Doctorate in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University.

She has presented for over 1600 city, county, state and federal employees in both the private and public sector.

Having non-visible disabilities of her own, Dr. Bowles speaks passionately from both her professional and personal experiences. Her QUEST in LIFE is to break down the physical and attitudinal barriers faced by individuals with disabilities and empower each of us to value and embrace our unique abilities.


Can Deaf People Drive

Did I peak your curiosity with this question…or get you enraged? I’m amazed at how many times I’ve been asked this question over the years but it’s from people who really just don’t know. So, let me answer by saying that hearing loss does not affect a person’s ability to drive. The next question I usually get is, “But how do they hear when a siren is coming?” I might ask us the same thing? How do we hear a siren coming when we have our stereos cranked up or are jabbering on our cell phones, etc.? Click here for the full article.

Universally Designed Customer Service

Have you ever NOT been able to get into a building or maybe been literally STUCK in a restroom? A lot of people don’t really think about the importance of accessibility…until it affects them or someone they love. If you’ve ever broken a limb or been in a wheelchair temporarily, then you got a small taste what some people experience every day. It's not that people with disabilities are asking for pity or special treatment…just equal access to the world that many of us take for granted. Click here for the full article.