The Manual Wheelchair Training Guide

Written by Peter Axelson, Denise Chesney, Jean Minkel, and Anita Perr
Illustrated by Clay Butler
Published by: PAX Press, a division of Beneficial Designs, Inc., Santa Cruz, California

This unique book is designed to help consumers and health care professionals better understand and use manual wheelchairs. The book provides objective information about manual wheelchairs in easy-to-understand language.

All the information contained on this page, and the Acrobat PDF files are © 1998 by PAX Press, a division of Beneficial Designs, Inc., Santa Cruz, California. All rights reserved. Any use of this information without the permission of Axelson P, Chesney D, Minkel J, Perr A, and PAX Press, a division of Beneficial Designs, Inc., Santa Cruz, California is strictly prohibited.

For a copy of the complete book (price: $20.00) contact (Please note, this is a new address as of January 2001):

PAX Press
P.O. Box 69
Minden, NV 89423-0069
Phone: 775.783.8822
Fax: 775.783.8823
E-mail: paxpress@beneficialdesigns.com

You can print out the order form in either MSWord Format or in .PDF format. Once you have printed it, fill it in and either fax or mail it to the PAX Press address.

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Table of Contents

Section 1.2: Set Up and Adjustment

Section 1.3: Asking for Help

Section 2.5: Ramps

Section 4.5: Traveling

Section 5.2: Setting Limits and Offering Help

Appendix A: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Appendix B: Accessories

 

Table of Contents

Section 1.2: Set Up and Adjustment

Section 1.3: Asking for Help

Section 2.5: Ramps

Section 4.5: Traveling

Section 5.2: Setting Limits and Offering Help

Appendix A: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Appendix B: Accessories

If you like this resource you may want to view The Powered Wheelchair Training Guide

Last Updated: 3-2-2006

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