Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, along with Southwest Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, and Philadelphia International Airport, offers a video that provides tips for people who wish to travel by plane while using a wheelchair.
“After a life-changing illness or injury, there can be feelings of fear or hesitation around the activities we once enjoyed,” says Jack Carroll, president and CEO of Magee Rehabilitation, in a media release. “We created this video to ease some of those worries for people with disabilities and show how travel with a wheelchair is very possible.”
In compiling the video, a team of clinicians from Magee Rehabilitation Hospital worked with Flat World Media Productions and representatives from Southwest Airlines, the Transportation Security Administration, and Philadelphia International Airport to capture an authentic “day in the life” as a traveler with a disability.
The video features former Magee patient Josh Jones, who experienced a spinal cord injury in 2015. He explains and demonstrates how to navigate security, access one’s seat, instruct staff to assist with one’s needs, and more.
The ultimate aim of the video is to be an educational tool for Magee’s inpatient and outpatient facilities, to help patients and their families understand their potential for travel and to demonstrate that there is life after a spinal cord injury, the release notes.
[Source(s): Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, PRWeb]