Clyde Street

Learning, Teaching, Performing

Freedom Wheelchair

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Last December I wrote about a wonderful scheme called Freedom Wheels.

I have been thinking a lot about the possibilities afforded by the scheme.

To my great delight I heard about a different set of freedom wheels this morning.

Stella Young was a guest on Radio National’s Life Matters program. The Life Matters website has a podcast of the interview with the great title A Wheelchair Named Desire.

Stella has had the same wheelchair for seventeen years “but it is not without regret that she must let it go for a new one”. In the interview she speaks about her personal relationship to her wheelchair and what it means for those who need wheelchairs to have adequate care and funding”.

The interview was a wonderfully clear sharing of the freedom wheelchairs offer to their owners and a daunting discussion about the affordability of the technology that makes such freedom possible.

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Ramp Up website

Author: Keith Lyons

Clyde Street has been my WordPress blog since June 2008. I write about learning, teaching and performing.

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