Join INBE: Reinventing the Wheel for Wheelchairs
Diversability is excited to be partnering with the INBE platform to help gather feedback from our wheelchair community to develop a new wheel for wheelchairs. Interested in participating in the wheelchair reinvention (it’s free, takes less than 5 minutes, and you’ll be rewarded for your opinion)?
Learn more about the project below and get involved at http://bit.ly/inbecontributor
Join in, speak up, make a difference
If there’s one thing everyone needs, it’s connection and communication. ‘No person is an island.’ We’ve all heard this phrase many times before. However, at times that’s exactly what some people with disabilities can feel; alone and unheard.
More specifically, people in wheelchairs are some of the most commonly misunderstood people. Some wrongfully assume that those in wheelchairs can’t participate in everyday activities, like playing sports, hiking or enjoying the outdoors. And while the world isn’t always easily accessible for people living in wheelchairs, with the continual advancements that are being made, things can and will continue to get easier.
As time goes on, more and more companies are becoming aware of the challenges people in wheelchairs face. Thankfully, they are also taking it upon themselves to come up with new, and innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for people in wheelchairs. Motion Composites is one of those such companies. Motion Composites helps coordinate the process of accumulating data, as well as user experience information and other feedback in order to hand it back to the creators and manufacturers. The goal? Make the product better for the people who need it. That way, real people can offer real solutions and help create tangible results. Flaws in the products are sussed out and corrected long before anything heads off to the retailers.
So what are the Motion Composites manufacturers working on now that holds the potential to affect the wheelchair community forever?
A brand new, more responsive, and entirely superior wheel. The company has taken on the lofty goal of revolutionizing the wheel on your average wheelchair, and replacing it with this newer, better model.
Imagine a wheel with deeper treads and greater grip, allowing you to go places you hadn’t been able to before. Like hiking on a forest path for instance, a place you may have been hesitant to go for fear of getting stuck.
Imagine a wheel that is more responsive and lighter, allowing you to head into crowded places with more freedom and agility. You could stop those people who routinely discriminate against you everyday, and force them to look at your differently.
Imagine being given the opportunity to be a part of this revolution. To speak up, have your voice heard and become the change you’d like to see in the wheelchair community. This wheel can’t be created without the support of wheelchair users. Your opinions, ideas and insights matter.
So if you are a wheelchair user, and want to be a part of this revolution, Motion Composites wants to hear from you. For this exciting project, they have partnered with the INBE platform to gather feedback from their community, become a contributor on INBE’s platform, and participate in a number of surveys that will in turn benefit the wheelchair community.
Click here to get started today: http://bit.ly/inbecontributor
Nobody knows what a wheelchair user needs better than those who live their lives in one everyday. No one else can better communicate with the wheelchair community about what it takes to be continually adapting, changing and learning in a world that doesn’t always feel compatible. But together, a community of like minded wheelchair users can exist.
Together, a better future isn’t only possible, but also attainable. Together, there’s always hope for real change.
Note: This is an affiliate partner, which means if you sign up, Diversability may get something in return.
Originally published at mydiversability.com on May 18, 2017.