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The Appropriateness of Funding for the Lift and Neck Support Function of Electric Wheelchairs as Assistive Devices : Written Opinions in the Appeal against Withdrawing Funding for Wheelchairs in Kyoto City
This paper considers the appropriateness of court decisions regarding the provision of funding for the lift and neck support function of electric wheelchairs as assistive devices. First, I consider the issue of autonomy and independence for persons with disabilities. Second, I consider how the lifestyle of the plaintiff can and should be from the perspective of reasonable accommodation with regard to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Finally, I argue that the current standards regarding funding for assistive devices are no longer appropriate or in accordance with the intent of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.