Project: Wheelchair Dimensions & Public Transport

Reference: UG426

Last update: 25/08/2004 15:52:32

Objectives

This project aims to deliver information on the overall dimensions of wheelchairs, to inform users whether the wheelchair conforms to DDA regulations.

Description

This project intends to provide wheelchair users with information sufficient for them to decide an appropriate choice of wheelchair according to their needs and lifestlye, and whether they will be using their wheelchairs on public transport.

Contractor(s)

Ricability
30 Angel Gate, City Road, London, EC1V 2PT
0207 427 2460

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £46,000.00

Actual start date: 08 October 2001

Actual completion date: 30 June 2005

Publication(s)

The Safety of Wheelchair Occupants in Road Passenger Vehicles
Author: TRL
Publication date: 09/07/2003
ISBN: 0-9543339-1-9
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/transportforyou/access/tipws/thesafetyofwheelchairoccupantsinroadpassengervehicles

Wheels within Wheels
Author: Ricability
Publication date: 01/01/2005
Source: Ricability website
More information: http://www.ricability.org.uk/reports/report-mobility/wheelswithinwheels/contents.htm

Summary of results

  1. A technical report was produced.