Our friends and colleagues in Vermont who use a push rim wheelchair acknowledge
that the roads, the winters and the hills in Vermont make it a difficult place to get around.
- The front caster wheels get stuck.
- It’s difficult to propel uphill and not safe on the downhill
- Loose stone and gravel present a big challenge.
- Wrist and forearm injuries are an issue for 80% of wheelchair users.
As a state well known for its outspoken and forward-thinking individuals who are
advancing the issues of our time: human rights, socially-conscious business practices,
international land mine issues, women's issues, environmental issues …
There is an opportunity to expand the envelope with one more. . .
Real mobility options in environments that
present an impossible challenge to anyone who uses a push rim wheelchair.