Monthly Archives: July 2017

Doorway Widths for Wheelchairs

doorway access graphicI was contacted last week from a lady wanting information about the width of a doorway that is needed for a wheelchair to pass through easily. Although this seems like it should have a simple answer, it doesn’t.

After writing a rather long and complicated response by email, I thought it should be a topic that I should go into with more depth on the website.

So, I’ve added a page in the Articles section of the Mobilitybasics.ca website about wheelchair and doorway widths for those who are interested.

To view this new article please visit: https://mobilitybasics.ca/articles/door-openings

Welfare Wall for People with Disabilities

Wheelchair user at desk

Photo Credit: pixabay.com

There is an interesting article in the Toronto Star the other day about how the system that is supposed to help people with disabilities live creates a wall that forces them to stay on social services by punishing those who try to get ahead.

It’s long been a pet peeve of mine that various governments feel that if you financially support disabled people at sub-poverty levels they will somehow miraculously get well and go back to work so they can eat. All this to encourage a few that may able to work to get a job and get off support services.

Most right leaning political parties are so worried about a few hundred, or thousand, people who may be abusing the system and receiving disability benefits improperly that they don’t mind starving tens of thousands of legitimately disabled people.

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