Friends! I would so 💗 to hear your thoughts and opinions.
If we take a sec to scan our surroundings, it likely doesn’t take long for your 👀 intersect with some type of wheel.
Wheels are all around us, as they are a super handy invention (some might argue - the most important invention of all time) and we rely on them in major ways.
And given that we (both individually and societally) are so accustomed to utilizing them to take us to the places we want or need to go (car, bike, motorcycle, bus, etc), or to get stuff done that we couldn’t otherwise get done, I’ve just never understood why the wheelchair seems like some sort of deviation from the norm.
And why does the accessible nature of the wheel, as it relates to going places, feel confined (mostly) to roadways?
Why are even our sidewalks and public spaces inaccessible to people needing to use wheelchairs to get places? Why are our homes, business, and all the places in between set up for say, my @onepeloton
indoor spin cycle, but not the legit mobility and lifestyle needs of so many people?
The future is accessible, you guys, so please tell me what that looks like for you, whether you are in a wheelchair, 💗 someone who is, or is neither of those things but cares about equity, diversity, accessibility. Thanks!
P.S. I’m working on a passion project and need / want / SO appreciate this input. 💜