‘Wheelchair Day’

Vice President Education and Access

This week the Sabbatical Officers at the Guild have been spending a day in wheelchairs in order to try and understand issues about accessibility for wheelchair users better, and to take them more seriously. I did my day in a wheelchair on Tuesday and thought it might be worth writing something short about it.

I want to stress that this post is more of an attempt to clarify my own thoughts and understand issues better, rather than a statement of my own fixed opinion. I would really encourage people to tell me if I am wrong or displaying privilege as I genuinely want to learn how not to do so.

The day did help me to understand certain things better, for example I had a couple of instances of things left in corridors that were impossible to get round, and I think I will look for and take action on…

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