Berkeley’s Emergency Services for People with Disabilities

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Electric wheelchair abandoned at curb. Courtesy EDI

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.

An emergency attendant helps a man to eat and wheelchair repair shop. Courtesy EDI

Broken wheelchairs. Courtesy EDI

Ayanna Keeton, EDI Services Coordinator.

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

Eddie Ytuarte & Adrienne Lauby host.
Original Air Date: June 18, 2010

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