Use this directory of educational resources to find the Wheelchair Transportation Safety topic that interests you:
PowerPoint Presentations and Slide Shows
Tool Kit for Teaching Others About Wheelchair Transportation Safety
The Ride Safe Brochure
Vehicle Safety for People Who Ride in Wheelchairs
When traveling in a motor vehicle, it is generally safer to transfer to a vehicle seat and use the vehicle's occupant safety restraint systems or a child restraint system that complies with federal safety standards. After transferring, stow or secure the wheelchair during travel.
If transferring is NOT possible, or if the rider needs the support of the wheelchair seating system, read the step by step instructions in this brochure. Choose a WC-19-compliant wheelchair, secure it to the vehicle floor and use properly positioned, crash-tested belt restraints to keep the rider in his or her seat.
The Ride Safe brochure information is available at: www.travelsafer.org
Now available in Spanish!
MediaSite Live Presentations on the Web
This resource adds video presentations on wheelchair transportation safety to this website. MediaSite Live is a technology that lets Windows and Macintosh computer users view archived video stored on a central website designed to serve these videos. Our webserver is located at the U of Pittsburgh.
Note: for the following video formats, user may need to download addition software such as Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player or Real Player. Follow the on-screen prompts.
Wheelchair Transportation Safety - Ride Safe 2008: a video presentation of the information contained within the RideSafe Brochure - by Mary Ellen Buning, PhD, OTR/L, ATP
Transportation Safety for Wheelchair Occupants: a video presentation by Linda Van Roomalen, PhD,University of Pittsburgh
Transporting Preschoolers and Young Children with Special Healthcare Need: a video presentation byMiriam Manary, MSE University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Lori Brinkey, MPT University of Michigan Health System
Recorded at the International Seating Symposium in March 2009
Driving with a Disability - Clinical and Technical perspectives: Linda van Roosmalen, Ph.D. and Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS, University of Pittsburgh. Recorded at the International Seating Symposium in March 2009