Miss Wheelchair International 2016-2017 Yvette Pegues brought her platform to East Tennessee with a visit to a Knoxville business Thursday Quadriciser Corporation in Knoxville Thursday.
Pegues is from Georgia, and has also held the titles of Miss Wheelchair Georgia and Miss Wheelchair USA 2014-2015.
She visited the headquarters of Quadriciser Corporation, which makes a physical therapy system that helps people with disabilities keep their muscles active.
The importance of technology in the disability community is one topic Pegues speaks on in her role as Miss Wheelchair International.
"What inspires me is the opportunities to expand the Americans with Disabilities Act beyond the 26 years that we've enjoyed it to include technology and some of the things that weren't available at the time it was written," she said.