Are you a veteran, disabled, and were serving on active duty on or after September 11, 2001? You can apply for a free Segway that is custom designed for your needs. Disability Rights Advocates for Technology, DRAFT, is made up of people with disabilities that refuse to be defined by their disability and have a passion for participating in life’s activities. They provide advocacy as well as education services as an advocate for the adoption of Universally Designed Technology Solutions. As part of their mission, they provide Segways for disabled veterans at no charge.
In order to qualify for a free Segway, you need to have sustained one or more of the following injuries:
- Leg Amputation
- Extensive Soft Tissue and Muscle Injuries
- Traumatic Burn Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurological Injuries and Disorders
In addition, your permanent disability and difficulty walking must have resulted while serving under any one of these conditions:
- Armed Conflict
- Hazardous Service
- Conditions Simulating War
- Instrumentality of War
- Combat Operation
- Combat Zone
In order to apply, visit http://www.segs4vets.com
Segs4Vets is funded 100% by volunteers, and the charity has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. Of the 1,000,000 charities in the United States today, fewer than 50,000 meet the standards, and, of those, fewer than 2,000 have been awarded the seal.
The Secretary of the Army’s Public Service Award was presented to DRAFT’s founders for distinguished public service in providing outstanding support to our nation’s veterans through the Segs4Vets program. Segs4Vets has awarded more than 250 Segways to Veterans who were severely injured while serving our nation in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
If you are a disabled veteran and want a free Segway, visit http://www.segs4vets.com to apply.