Wheelchair California 2015, I am honored that I have been asked to blog for Ability Tools.As a woman with cerebral palsy, interdependence is a foundational aspect of my life.
At work, when people invite me to join them for a lunch out, I am able to accept without having to make my own transportation arrangements.
I am able to ride with the group, and no longer have to take non-inclusive accessible transportation services.
Yes, I know I could take my power chair, however that means putting faith into the airline companies that they can successfully load a 500 pound chair and not break any of the controls.
After hearing so many horror stories from my friends, and waiting years for my Permobil wheelchair, I decided the risk was too great to take this aspect of interdependence on trips involving airline transportation.
Unfortunately, the programme does not always supply the institutions of Free Communications speakers, so apologies in advance for any omissions.