Wheelchair Guide


Welcome to our wheelchair guide. This guide is in no way intended to be inclusive, or your only source for information about wheelchairs and scooters. This is an introduction to wheels and the experiences of people who use them.




Information about choosing a wheelchair


Informed Consumer's Guide to Wheelchair Selection
This extensive guide by AbleData provides basic information about wheelchair selection.
http://www.abledata.com/abledata_docs/icg_whel.htm

USA TechGuide
A Web Guide to wheelchair and assistive technology choices, related information and articles, wheelchair views and reviews. Promoting user involvement in the selection of appropriate assistive technology. Includes consumer ratings of equipment.
http://www.usatechguide.org/

Used Wheelchair Guide
Deals on Wheels, A WheelchairJunkie's Guide to Used Wheelchairs, By Mark E. Smith
Some good basic advice.
http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/used.html

Mobility Products Links from makoa.org
This is a links compilation site built by Jim Lubin.
http://www.makoa.org/mobility.htm#pchair


Some basics of wheelchair use


Getting a wheelchair into a car.
This guide to techniques and products comes to us via the UK. Some of the products may be different, but the basic concepts are the same.
http://www.ricability.org.uk/reports/report-mobility/
gettingawheelchairintoacar/contents.htm

The Manual Wheelchair Training Guide
Lots of good advice from wheelchairnet.org. Scroll down to find the html, or pdf, index.
http://www.wheelchairnet.org/WCN_ProdServ/
Docs/WCN_MWTG.html

wheelchairnet.org
Gobs of information for the new user, or the experienced wheeler.
http://www.wheelchairnet.org/


Culture and History


Really into the powerchair thing?
Check out Mark E. Smith's site, wheelchairjunkie.com
http://www.wheelchairjunkie.com/

Wheelchair History
For those who want to know, a history lesson from about.com
http://inventors.about.com/library/
inventors/blwheelchair.htm


Humor


Wheelchair, Definition Of A
This tongue-in-cheek article from Project Galactic Guide is very down to earth.
http://www.galactic-guide.com/articles/6R75.html

A guide to good wheelchair pushing.
A lighthearted commentary on the problems faced by people new to the world of chairs and pushing.
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/boots44/disability-1.html





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