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Myths And Realities about People with Disabilities

Equal opportunity means that everyone should be treated the same – so students with disabilities are not entitled to support services.

Equal opportunity means all people should be treated in a way that enables them to achieve their potential. Provision of support services assists students with such tasks as reading and processing information, conducting library research, preparing assignments, photocopying and performing manual procedures.

2.Myth: Read more »

Wheelchair safety and etiquette

If you don’t already know someone who uses a wheelchair, chances are that at some stage during your life, you will meet and possibly have to assist someone who does. But what should or shouldn’t you do when meeting someone in a wheelchair? what are the safe ways to man-oeuvre a wheelchair in different situations? Read more »

Selecting the best ramp entry into your home

The vast majority of homes only have two practical entryways; the front door and the garage. The width of the door from edge to edge should be 32 inch wide for wheelchair entry. (A 30-inch wide door may be suitable but you must carefully measure the actual open clear width of the doorway and compare to the outside width of the wheelchair to be sure.) Most front doors are 36 inches wide. The garage entry is the best choice where possible.

Garage Entryway

1.Typically has the most space directly in front of the entryway to create the gentlest slope possible. Read more »

An Inclusive Ramp Design for wheel chairs

Measuring the Height of the Steps;

1.Using a ruler or yardstick, starting at the bottom, measure the vertical distance from the floor to the top of the first step. Then measure the vertical distance from the top of the step to the top of the next step. Add all the dimensions together to get the total height. Read more »

Wheel chair- Use the perfect way

A wheelchair is used to provide functional mobility for individuals who find it difficult to walk, or cannot walk. The wheelchair may be self-propelled or pushed by a caregiver.

• Always use your seat positioning strap, if available.
• Do not sit or transfer into the wheelchair unless the wheelchair is fully open and brakes are on.
• Do not lean forward out of the wheelchair any further than the length of the armrests. When leaning forward, ensure that the wheel casters are

pointing forward. Read more »

Disability Equality Training

Traditionally there have been two main types of training:
1) Disability Awareness Training
2) Disability Equality Training

1. Disability Awareness Training aims to specifically provide information or raise participant awareness of disability issues without necessarily leading to any action or behaviour change on the part of the individual or organisation. Read more »