The New Wheelchair That Lets Users Stand Up

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  1. Melissa theSeed says:

    This is a good article but when writing about people with disabilities, it is important to use proper descriptors. People who use wheelchairs are not “wheelchair-bound” or “confined to wheelchairs”. For them, their wheels give them freedom, the ability to move around. In future writing, please consider using appropriate terminology when referring to an entire minority group.
    Thank you.


    RI JIM Reply:

    Nice point, but what terminology would be appropriate? Wheelchair enabled?


  2. walnut says:

    There is nothing inappropriate with those terms, and they are not demeaning at all.

    We definitely don’t need more politically correct language police.


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