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Wheelchair-bound?

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English: A Colours Zephyr wheelchair suitable ...

A Colours Zephyr wheelchair suitable for wheelchair basketball.

Avoid describing people who use a wheelchair as ‘wheelchair-bound’ or ‘in a wheelchair’. Prefer ‘wheelchair user’, or phrases such as ‘she uses a wheelchair’.

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