Stock Photography is Out!
The use of stock photography that featuring able-bodied models in hospital style wheelchairs is not representative of the lived experiences of actual wheelchair users. It’s use reinforces the low standard of production values that is currently deemed acceptable when depicting the lives of wheelchair users.
Meet Some of the Offenders
The photographs below are currently available commercial stock photos with their keyword descriptions. The photos are a representative sample of the majority of stock photos in use.
Cheerful student in wheelchair
Business woman in wheelchair
Man in wheelchair with basketball
Young female athlete in wheelchair
Woman in wheelchair in the city
Young couple with friend in wheelchair
Woman in wheelchair at the beach
Woman in wheelchair
Man sitting in wheelchair in woods
Paralyzed Man in Wheelchair
Invalid girl in wheelchair
Woman helping friend in wheelchair
Female graduate in wheelchair