The mission of UsersFirst is to empower and amplify the voice of consumers with disabilities and maximize our independence in the community.
What We Do
UsersFirst will accomplish its mission by:
Educating and guiding consumers through the processes that determine our access to appropriate products and services;
Creating a grassroots network of consumers, clinicians and others who believe that people with disabilities should have access to products and services that maximize our independence in the community; and
Challenging policies that limit opportunities for people with disabilities.
What You Can Do
The more people who register––the stronger our voice––the more influence we have on increasing access to the wheels that work best for you.
Every person's story matters. We have to make our mobility issues known. We can only do that if you talk to us.
Be counted as someone who believes Americans should have access to appropriate wheeled mobility––click the" join with us" button.
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Thank you to all of you. Your wheelchair repair stories, including the barriers you face, were shared with Medicare last week in a two-hour meeting in Washington, DC. They paid attention and noted some of the common problems from your stories. If we don’t tell them, they really will never know how their policies affect […]
Would you like to tell your wheelchair repair story directly to the policy makers? Wouldn’t it be amazing if they actually understood how hindering it is when your chair doesn’t work? Your story will help UsersFirst educate policy makers on how essential wheelchair repairs are to your health and independence. We are meeting with Medicare […]