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Mobility in the City Video: Washington, D.C. – Aaron Baker, Spinal Cord Injury Lifestyle Specialist

Aimee Sharp
Author | Shield HealthCare
08/08/18  2:48 PM PST

In this tenth (!) video in our series about getting around in a wheelchair in different metropolitan areas, you’ll find Aaron using a wheelchair in Washington, D.C. and exploring the public transportation scene. Aaron Baker is a spinal cord injury survivor for over 19 years and he wants to help others get out and explore! Aaron’s hope is that by making these videos, other individuals with mobility issues will see how easy or difficult the different cities he visits may be for them.

Aaron begins his trip with a search for food at an accessible restaurant in Georgetown. After a bit of a runaround, he finds a spot to eat and heads back to the National Mall using Uber WAV. Time to see the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Then off to the Metro Center Station for a trip out to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens. Aaron finishes his day at the Capitol Building.

This video focuses on Aaron using a wheelchair in Washginton, D.C., but we want to know: where should he head to next? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Bonnie hackett
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm PST

    Thanks for this. I’ve been in a wheelchair for 10 years, and am finding out that it always looks like wheelchairs can just about go anywhere. That definitely is not true. We had been talking about coming to d. C. But didn’t know what to expect. So thanks for this.

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