How can we take this idea of the power chair to create a paradigm shift in the way people view people with restrictions?
I have seen first hand how people in chair's are ignored, invisible and belittled. It seems as though people in wheel chairs are thought of as less than than whole. If you have someone who is walking and all of a sudden becomes wheel chair bound everyone thinks its such a tragedy. When you take someone who is completely immobile (bed bound) and give them a wheelchair the person is empowered. Should wheel chairs be called wheelchairs or should they go by a new name? Can people who are not restricted embrace a change in thought?
I personally do not have a physical condition that causes me to be in a wheelchair my disability is a little different. I found Sue Austin's video enlightening and would like to know what other formats could be used to share her story to empower others.