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W/C and mod. dem.

Information on wheelchair components and dimensions.

Average wheelchair dimensions / doorway and ramp dimensions. Average w/c is 24-26 inches rim to rim. ADA doorway accessibility 32 inches wide. RAMP: for every 1" rise 12" of ramp, with 4 by 4 foot landing for every 30 feet of ramp.
Wheelchair Evaluation Start with hips (pelvis)! Then LE, Trunk, UE, Head and Neck
Adult W/C dimensions Width:18 Depth:16 Height:20
Narrow Adult W/C dimensions Width:16 Depth:16 Height:20
Slim Adult W/C dimensions Width:14 Depth:16 Height:20
Hemi/Low seat W/C dimensions Width:14 Depth:16 Height:17.5
Junior W/C dimensions Width:16 Depth:16 Height:18.5
Child W/C dimensions Width:14 Depth:11.5 Height:18.75
Tiny Tot W/C dimensions Width:12 Depth:11.5 Height:19.5
360 degree turn for w/c 60 x 60 inches or 5 x 5 feet
90 degree turn (on ramp) 4 by 4 feet platform
180 degree turn (on ramp) 4 by 8 feet platform
Reaching from w/c min height: 15 inches max height: 48 inches
tips for creating space remove doorstop (3/4 inch in width), offset hinges (11/2 - 2 inches width), wraparound armrest (1 inch width)
wheelchair seat belt attach at HIP level (NOT waist) at 45 degree angle.
optimal surface heights Precision work: 31-37 inches. Reading/Writing: 28-31 inches. Typing/light assembly: 21-28 inches.
Created by: hesselrach