Caught on tape
Ann Eubank, executive director of The Users First Alliance, has posted videos of wheelchair users on the organization's Facebook page. Eubank shot the video at the recent Abilities Expo in Atlanta and she plans to share them with members of Congress. In an e-mail she posted to the NRRTS listserv, she said:
To make change in DC we HAVE to have the voice of the consumer with us. Our message that we are not making enough money does not hold much water, especially with health care reform."
Eubank encourages providers to shoot their own video, asking consumers for their name; condition; why their wheelchair is important; and what would happen without it or with the wrong or no equipment. E-mail your video or photos (with the same info) to Eubank at email@example.com.