Wheelchairs are necessary equipment for millions of people, and they are supposed to offer a comfortable and safe way to move around. Unfortunately, many of today’s wheelchairs are not up to the task. They can cause discomfort, pain, and even injury to the users. Here’s why endurance:
1.) Poor design:
Many wheelchairs are designed to be minimally functional and inexpensive, rather than comfortable and functional. They often lack proper support for the back, neck, and legs, and proper adjustability to fit the user’s needs, especially as health and life changes occur.
2.) Cheap materials:
To keep costs down, some wheelchairs use low-quality materials that are uncomfortable or easily damaged. This can lead to discomfort, and the need for replacements or repairs that can take weeks or months, leaving the user without.
3.) Limited mobility:
While wheelchairs are supposed to help people move around, many designs restrict their mobility. They are often unable to move over rough terrain, and they can be challenging to maneuver in crowded spaces.
4.) Limited accessibility:
Many public spaces adhering to applicable laws still lack proper accessibility for many people using wheelchairs. This can make it difficult or impossible to access necessary services and locations.
All of these issues can contribute to an emotional response from people using wheelchairs. No one wants to experience discomfort or pain, especially if that discomfort is caused by something supposed to help them. It is understandable that some people may feel frustrated, disenfranchised or upset when it seems like nobody is listening to their needs. We’re listening. That’s Why Endurance.
There are still ways to help. By donating monthly to organizations that work towards better wheelchair design, we can make a difference. We advocate for better accessibility and awareness, work with researchers to improve designs and material quality, and connect people who use our wheelchairs with resources they need.
Recurring donations are necessary to fund these endeavors. By contributing every month, we can build the momentum necessary to make real change. Without proper equipment, people with disabilities and mobility challenges may feel left out and ignored by their communities.
So, let’s make an effort to be a small part of the needed change. Donating to reputable organizations that work towards better wheelchair design can make a difference in the lives of thousands of people. The moral connections that arise from small donations can turn into a powerful force!