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TOP 12, EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF WHEELCHAIRS AND THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEM – #1 – #12

TOP 12, EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF WHEELCHAIRS AND THE PEOPLE WHO USE THEM – #1 – #12

Posted On: June 14, 2017 by Mike Mallaro in: Healthcare, Social commentary, VGM

I offer my list of events in the timeline of wheelchair development, the acceptance of people in chairs and key milestones which forged people’s perceptions of wheelchairs and the people who use them. Please join in the conversation – what’s on your list? #1. Americans with Disabilities Act. In 1990, Congress passed the comprehensive civil rights law addressing the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability and requires...
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