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ADA Wheelchair Definition:
A wheelchair is a manually operated or power-driven device designed primarily for use by an individual with a mobility disability for the main purpose of indoor, or of both indoor and outdoor, locomotion. Individuals with mobility disabilities must be permitted to use wheelchairs and manually powered mobility aids, i.e., walkers, crutches, canes, braces, or other similar devices designed for use by individuals with mobility disabilities, in any areas open to pedestrian traffic.
A standard manual wheelchair is defined as a manual wheelchair that:
- Weighs more than 36 pounds.
- Has a weight capacity of 250 pounds or less.
- Has a seat height of 19 inches or greater.
- Has a seat depth of between 15 and 19 inches.
- Has a seat width of between 15 and 19 inches.
- Is fixed, swing away, or detachable footrest.
- Is fixed height only, fixed, swing away, or detachable armrest.
- Does not have features to appropriately accept specialized seating or positioning.