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Thank you so much for sharing your experiences with the world. It is something really important, I think.

I'm trying to visit as many of the NaBloPoMo blogs as I can and I thought I'd say hi, I liked your blog.. :) So much so in fact I have added you to my google reader, so when you post I'll be notified and reading what you have to say. Just so you know, because I don't think google reader tells blog owners that.

Connie Kuusisto

Thank you, Sara, for sharing this post with us for use in the Disability Blog Carnival #5. It's a pleasure to "meet" you online. The carnival is due to be posted on Dec. 14 at

See you there!


Hey, Connie, nice to see you here. What's funny about this is that until you posted this comment, it never occurred to me that this would have anything to do with the next carnival, which I seem to remember is supposed to be about disabled travel. But, duh, of course driving is a form of travel! It's just such a quotidian function that I never considered it in that light.

It's cool that you see it that way, though. Driving is one of the first concerns of anyone who has to give up his or her driving foot/leg, so publicizing different tools and techniques in whatever context can be very useful to lots of people. Thanks so much for helping, and for organizing the next carnival.


I'm researching left-foot gas pedals on-line right now, and I think I found something that may be similar to the removable kit you once saw:
and another one:


Thank you, Amnon. I have seen one of these (the first one) before. What I have not seen is any indication that either has been approved by the U. S. Department of Transportation. Do you know anything about that?


No, Sorry.

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