Urbification: Taking the sub out of Calif. suburbs

Walking. Bicycling. Alternatives to Driving Everywhere. Social justice. Alternatives to suburban boredom and waste. And the infrastructure and technology needed to get there.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Many critics of the Segway have been far too quick to dismiss the technology as some sort of crutch for lazy people. But evidence is mounting that the disabled see the Segway as a liberating technology. Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT) is a nascent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that will champion use of Segways specifically for the disabled. I'd be very interested in knowing just how many Segway owners have been diagnosed with some sort of mobility impairment. It's probably a significant percentage.

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