30 Shvat 5772
Woohoo the fun-filled Jewish holiday of Purim will be here in about two weeks. I'm looking forward to that colorful celebration of miracles. Now for more good news!
International Wheelchair Day
".... While we're on the topic of good manners, here's the skinny on Wheelchair Etiquette 101:
People who use wheelchairs don’t do that for your convenience. Think of it this way: the wheelchair is similar to an arm, leg or any other necessary body part for the person sitting in one. A wheelchair is literally the extension of a person's body, not a toy or handy-dandy catch-all.
You don't smear fingerprints on someone's glasses, do you? Try out their hearing aids? Of course not; that's crossing personal boundaries. When you fail to heed the personal boundaries that wheelchairs represent, you make people uncomfortable.
Please visit the Walking is Overrated Disability News, Reviews & Passion for Accessibility website: http://walkingisoverrated.com/2010/12/17/5-things-you-shouldnt-do-when-hanging-with-a-wheelchair-user/ to get perspective from a wheelchair user. You'll know how to be a better behaved from visitor now on."
- Attitude Adjustments
- Employment Opportunities
- Get a Wheelchair at
Little to Zero Cost
- Preventing Abuse of
Permanently Seated People
- Transportation Options
- Wheelchair Care, Safety
and Theft Prevention
Face Your Medical Problems with Dignity.
Face Your Future with Optimism.