Berkeley Spinal Network to feature Wheelchair Workshop on June 8th

The June 8th Berkeley Spinal Network meeting will feature John Benson from Berkeley-based Easy Does It Emergency Services (EDI), discussing how to maintain and tune your wheelchair.

The City of Berkeley is known as being the home of the independent living movement. When Ed Roberts fought the University of California in the early 70’s to make the University accessible to students with disabilities, the independent living movement was founded. There are more people with disabilities living in and around the city of Berkeley than any other place in the world.  Thus, it's appropriate that this non-profit organization was formed in 1994 with goal of creating an emergency backup system for times when people were left without attendant support.

In 1998, the citizens of Berkeley passed Measure E, a ballot initiative which established a provision for services to assist people with disabilities. With this additional support, EDI expanded their services to address emergency attendant care, equipment repair, transportation, and senior services.

The meeting will be held at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline, Berkeley.  Arrive anytime between 6-8:30 p.m. and food and refreshments will also be available for everyone to enjoy.  For questions, please contact Walter Delson by e-mail at walter@everydayabilities.org or by phone at (510) 693-2689.