AJ has been in a wheelchair for 25 years. He discusses in this video how to interact with people who use wheelchairs without making it awkward.
- Don’t lean or hang things on a someone’s wheelchair
- Don’t put your foot or hand on someones chair
- Give me the same personal space you would if I was standing, people tend to fill in the higher space that I don’t take up because I am sitting
- Always ask before assisting someone.
Disability etiquette means treating someones chair as their own personal space.