TRANSPORTING THE DISABLED: USING WHEELCHAIRS AS SEATING DEVICES IN MOVING VEHICLES. A LEGISLATIVE STUDY WITH RECOMMENDATIONS

The mobility of disabled individuals utilizing wheelchairs, scooters, and other mobility devices has greatly increased due to technological improvements and new laws and regulations that resulted from a better understanding of the abilities and needs of the disabled. This legislative study reviews the federal legislation requiring transportation providers to transport individual in their own wheelchairs. It also discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) implementing regulations for wheelchair lifts as well as occupant protection for individuals utilizing wheelchairs. Additionally, wheelchair standards, the liability issue, and New York's experience with transporting special needs individuals are also covered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Legislative Commission on Critical Transportation Choices

    New York State Senate
    Albany, NY  United States  12247
  • Publication Date: 1995-1-12

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00716385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 21 1996 12:00AM