Quemuel Arroyo (Q)

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Quemuel Arroyo (Q), is on the Go! As the Chief Accessibility Specialist for the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT), he oversees policy for accessibility and ADA compliance, ensuring that all New Yorkers are able to safely and independently navigate their communities. In his personal life, Q is an avid dancer, rock climber, scuba diver, skier, and cyclist. In 2007, he sustained a spinal cord injury while down-hill mountain biking in Vermont. A world traveler, Q took part in the Open Style Lab Summer 2017 program. Q and his team worked together to create the QxGO, a raingear system that both functions with and reflects his natural style and flair.

 

Open Style Lab is a conduit for improving the lives of persons with varying capabilities. OSL has helped me solve what I thought to be an insurmountable challenge: Navigating through the streets of New York City in the rain. My team members and I have a become a family.