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Focus on Disability: Problems with donated technology - SciDev.Net - http://www.scidev.net/global/technology/analysis-blog/focus-o...
"Wheelchairs are a politically charged subject in disability circles. This often surprises non-disabled people. Many believe that, when it comes to wheelchair provision, something is better than nothing; that exporting used wheelchairs or sending wheelchairs using design that wouldn’t be approved in the West to developing countries will wholly transform physically impaired people’s lives. But some specialist organisations, including NGOs Motivation and Whirlwind Wheelchair, have long campaigned that the ‘something-is-better-than-nothing’ attitude can harm physically impaired people." ‎- silpol