Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Berkeley's Emergency Services for People with Disabilities

Listen 28 min
It's tax-payer supported & wildly innovative.
It gets people out
of trouble. It saves lives.

It's also a nice chunk of money in a community where money is as scarce as a trouble-free wheelchair.

We talk to Bonnie MacFadyen, Executive Director of Easy Does It (EDI) and Yomi Wronge, Executive
Director of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) in Berkeley. Both have made proposals for the almost-a-million dollar city contract.

Eddie Ytuarte &
Adrienne Lauby host.

Ayanna Keeton, EDI Services Coordinator.

Other photos:
Electric wheelchair abandoned at curb, an emergency attendant helps a man to eat and wheelchair repair shop. All courtesy EDI
Original Air Date: June 18, 2010

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