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New Video Explains Doorway Etiquette When Encountering a Wheelchair User

If you don't know how to, or whether to, help a wheelchair user, just ask.

In the first of a series of etiquette videos, Shepherd Center explains the right way to assist, if needed, when you encounter a wheelchair user at a doorway or elevator entrance. If you don't know how to, or whether to, help someone who uses a wheelchair, just ask them.

Watch this space for future videos that answer other wheelchair etiquette questions. if you have suggestions or questions you'd like answered by this video series, send an email to

Video Produced by Warren Cleary

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.