Quick Guide to Standards

It is understandable that looking at text of the numerous national and international standards can be cumbersome and a bit overwhelming. Below you will find a table of information to provide a quick overview of the international and US standards related to wheelchair transportation safety (WTS) for your reference.  

All of these standards are VOLUNTARY and should be implemented in the context of the full spectrum of daily activities of wheelchair users and the range of industry standards to which all wheelchairs should comply. The primary purpose of the standards are to promote and encourage enhanced transportation safety and usability for wheelchair-seated occupants. However, non-compliance of the products with the provisions of these standards should not, and cannot, under federal law, be used to deny or limit access to, and availability of, motor vehicle transportation to wheelchair users. 

A PDF file with this table is available for download below. 

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