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How Para-transit Wheelchair Securement Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges

How Para-transit Wheelchair Securement Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges Did you know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that securement systems be made available on buses for people with limited mobility, such that an occupied wheelchair or mobility aid cannot move more than two inches in any direction under normal vehicle operating conditions? The rules of [...]

A Reliable Occupant Restraint System Can Save Lives

A Reliable Occupant Restraint System Can Save Lives While you cannot always avoid accidents, you do have the ability to control whether or not you wear a seat belt. This is essential, regardless of your position within a vehicle. Rear seat passengers often have a false sense of security, and avoid buckling up, thinking they [...]

WC18 at a Glance

WC18 at a Glance With safety as the number one priority in wheelchair transportation, the Rehabilitation Engineering Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) updated the WC18 standards for wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint systems (WTORS) which will take effect in December 2015. Currently, WC18 requires that WTORS withstand a sled impact test using a [...]