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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, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.