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    jjuma
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    I have looked exhaustively for anthropomorphic tables which address handicapped persons, specifically those in wheelchairs.  I know this data will vary greatly due to the type of injury, so there may be many tables, but so far I have been unable to find any.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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    gdks
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    You might try contacting Ed Steinfeld, Dave Feathers, or Victor Paquet at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access. They would probably know of something if anyone does.

    Here’s their website…..

    http://www.ap.buffalo.edu/idea/Anthro/index.asp

    Keep us updated if you find any tables or databases.

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    kshanfield
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    I assumed that information would easily be found in the Federal Register for the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) however not the case, but I did not spend a lot of time there. I just wanted to pass that resource on as a possibility. It may be hidden deeper than I looked. Try http://www.ada.gov/, and http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/about/index.htm.  They had to base these measurements and guidelines on  "generic" wheelchair users with certain anthropometric stats. Hope this helps.
    Kathleen Shanfield, OTR/L,MS

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