Providing Learning Support for Students with Mobility Impairments Undertaking Fieldwork and Related Activities

Wheelchair Protocol

A wheelchair is part of the user's personal space. Some do's and don'ts (after the British Red Cross, undated) are:

DON'T:

DO:

Habitual wheelchair users will be aware of how the wheelchair should be used, and are the best source of advice for helpers. If students have to use a wheelchair exceptionally, guidance is available from, for example, the British Red Cross.

Page updated 14 December 2001

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