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Wheeled Mobility
One of the major issues faced by people with disabilities is mobility. These are just some of the questions a person with a disability might ask when waking up:
  • "How will I get from my bedroom to the bathroom, or to the kitchen, or any other room in my house?"
  • "How will I get to work, or to my doctor's appointment?"
  • "What about if I need something from the store, what will I do?"

Fortunately, many types of equipment exist such as manual wheelchairs, powered wheelchairs, and scooters, that allow people with mobility impairments to do these things and much more. It is often the case that what works for one person will not necessarily be the solution for another person with the same disability. We recommend you work with a certified professional to evaluate your needs and determine which piece of equipment, big or small, will fit your unique situation.
Documents:
Man Wants Officials to Roll a Mile in His Wheelchair, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/25/02
President's Executive Memorandum on Assistive Technology Mobility Devices

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