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The Rules Of Engagement For Wheelchair Users

Wheelchair users are one group of individuals who are on the receiving end of funny looks or long stares too often. For one reason or another, a person who is not a wheelchair user will sometimes begin to act funny or weird around those who are confined to a chair.

In order to avoid this from happening, a person should learn the rules of etiquette when interacting with people in wheelchairs. If one wonders where that information can be found, then they only need to perform a quick internet search to find everything that they need to know.

The first rule of etiquette when interacting with people in wheelchairs, or power chairs, is to remember that one should not focus on their disability. Instead, focus on the person. Another rule of etiquette is the act of shaking hands, even if their limbs are limited in use.

This gesture will set the tone for the interaction and make the person residing in the chair feel more at ease. Another important rule to remember is that one should never lean on or rock the wheelchair. A manual or electric wheelchair may seem to be only an inanimate object, but the truth is the chair is part of them and their body, just as an arm or leg is to someone who is not wheelchair bound.

The people who interact with wheelchair users should remember to talk to them as they would any other human being.

However, other rules of etiquette include such things as allowing children to ask questions to those in a wheelchair. Curiosity is normal in children, and open communication will help to avoid fear and the wrong attitude. For other information regarding wheelchair etiquette, one should visit the website of wheelchairnet.com.

It is easy to converse with wheelchair users. However, many times those who are not confined have questions and issues about interacting with a person in a wheelchair. Rules of etiquette do exist.

By doing a search on the internet, a person can find all they want to know about how to properly interact with someone who uses a manual or motorized wheelchair. Etiquette is a great thing to be aware of when interacting with the handicapped.

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