February 22, 2009

Mobility Devices

Links relating to the transport of passengers in wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

Assessment of Passenger Security in Paratransit Buses - (2005) 63 page report by Andrzej Morka, Leslaw Kwasniewski, and Jerry W. Wekezer.

Crashworthiness of Forward-Facing Wheelchairs Under Rear Impact Conditions - 2007 study by the University of Michigan Transportation Institute.

Developing a Wheelchair Marking and Tether Strap Program - 2008 study into making securement of mobility devices faster, easier, and safer by Douglas J. Cross.

Oversized/Overweight Mobility Aids: Status of the Issue - 2004 report regarding transportation of wheelchairs that exceed ADA standard.

Center of valuable research including wheelchair crashworthiness and securement, occupant restraint, and WC19: a voluntary industry standard for wheelchairs used in motor vehicles.

Ride Safe - Vehicle safety information for people who use wheelchairs.

Status Report on the Use of Wheelchairs and Other Mobility Devices on Public and Private - 2008 report offers thorough study of current trends and practices.

Use of Rear-Facing Position for Common Wheelchairs on Transit Buses - 2003 study describes this international practice on large buses and identifies pertinent issues relating to it's transferability to the U.S. context.

WheelchairNet - Online community that serves the information needs of anyone interested in wheeled mobility. Includes a section on transportation resources.

Wheelchair Transportation Safety Standards - Website provides access to information for each working group involved with developing wheelchair safety standards under the auspices of ANSI/RESNA and ISO.


WheelchairPride said...

Thanks for these list of resources... What do you think about wheelchair safety on the road? There should be more awareness for this type of wheelchair safety. There are too many car accidents involving wheelchair users. http://www.squidoo.com/WheelchairLights What do you think can be done to improve the situation?

Alan said...

Well you have provided a big list of resources. That's nice. Thank you so much for this. and Road safety for this handicapped people is the necessary matter to keep in eye.
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