Factsheet on Manual Wheelchairs

Manual wheelchairs come in sporty styles and stylish colors, and are often made of lightweight composite materials that greatly reduce the weight of the chair. The challenge today is to select the wheelchair that most directly meets an individual's needs. This fact sheet provides a basic introduction to manual wheelchairs, including the main types, their components and features, and considerations for selecting a chair. It also offers a list of wheelchair manufacturers and sources of additional information, including publications, organizations, and Internet resources.

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