Views from the chair

Let’s help more wheelchair users get into the right powered wheelchairs

Views from the Chair is a platform that encourages people to share stories about how having the right wheelchair allows them to live life to the max. It also provides a forum to talk about the consequences of therapeutically prescribed wheelchairs that limit peoples’ capabilities – and what can be done to avoid this.

Please offer your support, share your story and your own views about the importance of helping more people get the right wheelchairs to make the most of their capabilities.

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The people inviting you to share your views from the chair

Ashley Daff is the founder and inventor at Magic Mobility whose mission in life is to invent better ways for wheelchairs to enable people to push their boundaries, go where they want and live life the way they want, despite their disabilities. Ashley hopes that through his sponsorship of Views from the Chair, that more people can be empowered and get into the right wheelchair.

Carl Thompson is a wheelchair user, marketer and disability rights advocate. His mission is to empower wheelchair users with better information and encourage them to push their boundaries. He is responsible for managing social media and other aspects of user engagement for Views from the Chair.

Dr Rachael Elliott Schmidt (PhD, MHSc(OT), BOccThy) is an occupational therapist with clinical experience in acute and community based medical and work-based rehabilitation programs; dual sensory loss management and complex assistive technology procurement. Rachael will provide independent advice about the case for capability-enabling wheelchairs.