Rachel Bookman teaching class using adaptive technology for accessibility.

Classroom Adaptability

Multiple technologies made it possible for me to teach in the classroom. Most obviously, my Permobil wheelchair, but parallel parking next to the board to write was a challenge. Instead, I used the Permobil detachable tray on my wheelchair as a teachers podium and the built in USB charger on my wheelchair for my Apple […]

Mark and Rachel Bookman playing in the backyard of their childhood home.

My Big Brother Mark’s Vision

Where to begin? It’s been almost a year since Mark and I last talked. We spoke about his upcoming move to Kyoto, the documentary, GLIDE, and what my next steps should be since I was leaving my job as a high school biology teacher due to repeated exposures and pneumonias. Mark advised that I create […]

Rachel Bookman

When Rachel Bookman was 19 years old, waiting on a heart transplant – she launched a website with the intention of sharing with others what was going on in her life. Fast forward 10 years Rachel is now working with GLIDE FUND INC. to carry on the legacy of her brother Dr. Mark Bookman. We… READ MORE