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The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology within the University of Pittsburgh have assembled this website, WheelchairNet. This website was created as a project of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheeled Mobility, a project whose funding ended in 2003. It is now being maintained as a resource for the Department and its research, education and dissemination projects.

The information provided on the WheelchairNet Website is intended to assist the public in learning more about wheelchairs and related topics. This information is provided on the basis that all persons using this website undertake the responsibility for evaluating the accuracy of its content. We do not intend links on our website to be referrals or endorsements of the linked entities. This information should not take the place of professional medical or rehabilitation advice. It is suggested that you consult a knowledgeable healthcare professional if you have personal questions or concerns.

The use of discussions, chats and Internet e-mail for exchange of confidential or sensitive information is discouraged. We not accept liability to any person for the information or advice provided on this Website. We not accept liability to any person for the information or advice provided within discussion groups on WheelchairNet.

The information is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty. The University of Pittsburgh and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Wheeled Mobility shall not be liable for any damages suffered by the users of this information.

The links accessible from the WheelchairNet site are subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to delete files for the following reasons:

  • The style of the information is disrespectful to persons with disabilities.
  • The file is in violation of the law or University of Pittsburgh policy.
  • The information in the file is out of date.
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Should you have questions about any of the content in the WheelchairNet website, you may Contact Us by phone at 412/383-6793, or by e-mail via our webmaster.

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This website is intended to supply general information to the public. We try to insure the accuracy of this information, but cannot guarantee that this information is accurate. Laws change quickly, and the reader should always insure that legal information of any sort is up-to-date and accurate before relying on it.

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