Tips To Help Interact With Wheelchair Users

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In today’s article, we will go over some tips on how you can interact with a wheelchair user because some people feel they need to know if there are specific ways of interacting.

Now, you may already have a family member or a close friend that is disabled and is in a wheelchair then you already know how to interact with users, but you can still read this article to find more tips.

 

1, Parking

One of the best ways to help the disabled is not to park in accessible parking spots because it interacts with users specifically for them.

As a result, it can cause a lot of trouble for someone in a wheelchair to park across the street if you parked in their spot because you wanted to be closer to the entrance.

Try not to park on the hashtags around the parking stop either!

 

2, Greeting

Try to greet them as if they were not in a wheelchair.

To clarify, do not pat them on the head if they can’t move their arms or legs.

Grown adults do not want to be patted on the head as if they were a child or dogs.

If they happen to move their arms, you can extend your arm for a regular handshake even though they cannot move their hands.

They will appreciate the effort instead of not trying to greet them.

 

3, Talking

They are humans to they want to be social, so talk to them and don’t just talk to their companion if you need to ask them something.

Ask them if you are unsure of something if you work at a restaurant and do not have wheelchair seating, then ask the user if that place where you want to seat them is okay.

They will feel appreciated.

 

4, Respect

Though this should be obvious, it always has to be said.

For instance, do not ask a wheelchair user to hold your dog on their lap if you will not ask someone who is not in a chair.

The wheelchairs can be expensive then can reach thousands of dollars depending on the style you buy.

One should not play around with the wheelchair because you can mess up the adjustments it Interacting wheelchairs currently has.

 

5, Going Out

Sometimes they may feel like they are a burden to go out with and feel like they shouldn’t go.

However, it is up to you if you want them to go.

You just have to accept how they will see the situation.

In other words, a person’s disability has nothing to do with their personality.

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