United Spinal Association’s UsersFirst program recently launched Mobility Map, the only web-based tool of its kind to help consumers navigate the often confusing and complicated process of purchasing the proper wheelchair and mobility equipment.
The Mobility Map provides people with disabilities guidance in getting wheelchairs and other mobility equipment that meets their unique needs. It offers tips on identifying your “wheelchair team” such as physicians and medical equipment suppliers, how to obtain a wheelchair evaluation, and where to find funding.
The easy-to-read map will run timely information about specific policies and legislative issues, as well as provide a forum to take action. It will also feature feedback opportunities on each page so that content can continue to meet the needs of the user.
“The UsersFirst program brings together the voices of consumers, clinicians and wheelchair suppliers while focusing on the empowerment of the consumer,” said UsersFirst executive director Ann Eubank.
“The Mobility Map will play a big role in empowering the consumer because it guides and educates them through the entire service delivery process of seating and wheeled mobility–so that they can take charge in choosing the best equipment to meet their needs,” Eubank added.
As one of United Spinal Association’s newest programs, UsersFirst advocates for greater access to appropriate wheelchairs, mobility scooters and seating systems for people with disabilities.
For more information, please visit www.usersfirst.org.