Monday, January 29, 2007
A question from a reader
I was asked the following question:
When someone (who is not in a wheelchair) is
talking to you, is it considerate or condescending
for them to squat next to you to be at eye level?
I can see it either way, and can also imagine the
issue to be a personal preference sort of thing.
What is your opinion?
Personally, I like it when people squat when they
are talking to me. However, I know a lot of wheelchair
users think that it is condescending. Like you said,
it's very much of a personal preference. I think if
you are in the situation and you are unsure, just ask
which they prefer.
I don't mind when people do not squat though.
Thanks for the question. I've realized that I'm starting
to have a hard time thinking of things to write. Originally
I planned to post here everyday, but now that getting the
iBOT is most likely going to be delayed until April, I think
it will be difficult to come up with something everyday for
the next 60+ days. I suppose I will at least post a picture