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98410
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02:18:51 PM Jul 10th 2013
Can't figure out how to edit the page, but "wheelchair bound" needs to be changed to "wheelchair users."
Telcontar
02:46:21 AM Jul 11th 2013
edited by 70.33.253.42
To edit the page, you click the blue button saying "edit page" (it's in the cluster of buttons at the top), scroll down to the part you want to edit, edit it, write an Edit Reason, and click "save".

As it is, though, I don't see a need for this edit (though if you want to do it yourself, feel free). "Wheelchair bound" gives a greater contrast with "able-bodied" than "wheelchair using". They do have different meanings; I am a wheelchair user, just about every time I leave the house, but I am not wheelchair bound, since I can walk shorter distances and manage some stairs.
98410
03:51:54 AM Jul 11th 2013
edited by 69.172.221.8
As many full-time wheelchair users tell me, they are not bound; having a wheelchair is what freed them. The term wheelchair bound is insulting to them. Thanks for the tip though- missed the buttons at the bottom.
Telcontar
05:33:42 AM Jul 11th 2013
Yes, a wheelchair is freedom for me as well. Still, that makes sense; fair enough.
Stealthy
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09:25:05 PM Aug 17th 2012
I must say, I sort of died of happiness to see 'cisgendered' listed as one of the categories. <3
SKJAM
06:27:38 AM Aug 13th 2014
It was a hot topic on my social media at the time.
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