Wheelchair Standards

Accessibility issues for people in wheelchairs can be placed under the following categories: Those relating to the disability that has confined them to a wheelchair (e.g. is there a necessity to reach buttons/controls at a certain height?); Those relating to additional disabilities; Those specifically arising from the fact that they are in a wheelchair (e.g. what are the minimum space requirements for manoeuvrability?). All of these factors should be considered when designing a system for public use.

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International Standards

International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO)

1, Ch. de la Voie-Creuse, Case postale 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.
Tel: +41 22 749 0111; Fax: +41 22 733 3430
Web www.iso.ch

Committees and Working Groups:

ISO/TC 173/SC 1 - Wheelchairs
Secretary: Irma Loots

ISO/TC 173/SC 1/WG 10 - Requirements and Test Methods for Electro-Technical Systems for Wheelchairs


National Standards in Europe

Austria

Osterreichisches Normungsinstitut

Heinestrasse 38, AT-1020 Wien, Austria.
Tel: +431 213 000; Fax: +431 213 00 818
Email: office@on-norm.at; Web: www.on-norm.at

Committees and Working Groups:

TC 196 - Technical Systems and Aids for Disabled or Handicapped Persons
Contact: Andrea Redelsteiner
Austrian mirror group for CEN/TC 178, CEN/TC 293, ISO/TC 168 and ISO/TC 173

Denmark

Dansk Standards

Kollegievej 6, DK-2920 Charlottenlund, Denmark.
Tel: +45 39 96 61 01; Fax: +45 39 96 61 02
Email: dansk.standard@ds.dk; Web: www.ds.dk

Committees and Working Groups:

DS/S-199/A-02 - Kørestole
Danish mirror group for ISO/TC 173/SC 1

Norway

Standardiseringen i Norge

PO Box 242, No-1326 Lysaker, Norway.
Tel: +47 67 83 86 00; Fax: +47 67 83 86 01
Email: info@standard.no; Web: www.standard.no


Other National Standards

Japan

Japan Business Machine and Information System Industries Association

NP Onarimon Building, 4th Floor, 3-25-33 Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003, Japan.
Tel: +81 3 5472 1101; Fax: +81 3 5472 2511
Web: www.jbmia.or.jp/english/index.htm

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