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Remote Press Conference – Expansion of Wheelchair Warranty Protections

June 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A remote press conference will be held on Thursday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. to support the expansion of wheelchair warranty protections for individuals with disabilities
Wheelchairs and other durable medical equipment devices are often prone to defects and sudden failure. It is commonplace for wheelchair users to be left stranded or isolated in their homes for weeks, or even months, awaiting repairs, unable to get to work, school, medical appointments, the grocery store, and in some cases to move around their own homes.
Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL), Disability Policy Consortium (DPC) and Disability Law Center (DLC) have worked together on bill S.2567 to improve warranty protections for wheelchairs. S.2567 draws upon legislation already adopted in other states to ensure stronger warranty protections and preserve the health, autonomy, time and money of people with disabilities in Massachusetts who rely on wheelchairs every day.
A press conference will he held remotely on Thursday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. to highlight the need for this legislation. The bill is currently in Senate Ways & Means and still needs to pass several more hurdles before the legislative session ends on July 31.
Register to join the press conference here:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session.
Before the press conference, call your senator and tell them to ask the Senate Ways and Means committee to prioritize S.2567! You can find your senator at https://malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator.
ADA reasonable accommodations are available upon request. To submit a request, contact Rachel at rchartier@bostoncil.org or (617) 338-6665. As part of your request, please include a description of the accommodation you will need with as much detail as possible. Please provide your contact information in case we need more information. When possible, please allow at least seven days advance notice. Last-minute requests will be accepted but may be difficult to fill.

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