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A Customized Wheelchair Improved My Mobility and Independence

When I was in high school, my friends and I almost never ate lunch in the cafeteria; everyone I hung out with lined the hallway floors. Sometimes, if I was feeling up to a little discomfort, I’d get out of my customized wheelchair and sit on the floor with them –it was nice to get down on their level every once and a while, considering how often they did it for me. “Ninety-five per cent of my waking life is spent sitting in that chair, so yeah –it better be comfortable.” Over the years, I’ve let a handful of my [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:26:17+00:00February 15th, 2017|Accessibility|0 Comments

Things People Living with Disability Can’t Take for Granted

Things People Living with Disability Can't Take for Granted Living with disability can make things that able-bodied people take for granted very hard to achieve. Take for instance: Independence I don’t mean this in a metaphorical, abstract and autonomous way. Although if I wanted to, I could write a convincing argument for that as well. In this case, I mean independence in the literal sense, in respect to very simple aspects of daily life. Take for instance, cutting food, tying your shoes and the ever important being able to use your own legs to reliably carry you wherever you want [...]

By |2017-10-12T18:25:48+00:00November 8th, 2016|Accessibility|0 Comments