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WHEELCHAIR STANDARD


ANSI/RESNA WC/VOL.1 - SECTION 19 WHEELCHAIRS - WHEELCHAIRS USED AS SEATS IN MOTOR VEHICLES

The standard was adopted May 19,2000. The complete standard can be obtained from RESNA, 1700 N. Moore St., Suite 1540, Arlington, VA 22209, phone (703) 524-6686, ext. 311, fax (703) 524-6630.

  1. Wheelchair performance in a worst-case frontal impact test (for crash protection)
  2. The size and turning radius of the wheelchair (for ease in loading and unloading and in maneuvering inside the school bus)
  3. The lateral stability of the wheelchair (for comfort and security of the wheelchair user during transport)
  4. The type of securement system, namely the 4-point, strap-type tie-down (the most common and effective securement system for the widest range of wheelchairs)
  5. The time required to secure and release the wheelchair (for easier and more rapid securement)
  6. The need for a wheelchair-anchored pelvic belt to which a vehicle-anchored shoulder belt can be readily connected (to achieve good fit and performance)
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