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wheelchair

Med a special chair mounted on large wheels, for use by invalids or others for whom walking is impossible or temporarily inadvisable
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As part of its on-going training program and commitment to invest in its employees and the company, The Aztec Corporation recently gave its staff a glimpse into what it is like to be confined to a wheelchair and perform the everyday functions of working in an office building.
If you are transferring from a wheelchair to a shower chair, bring the wheelchair into position beside and 90 degrees to the shower chair, with the opening of both chairs pointing toward you.
Department of Defense to lead a private sector delegation that distributed the wheelchairs.
Tanita Corporation has several new hospital scales available for long-term care, The 2450T Wheelchair Scale and 2600T Large Wheelchair Scale feature increased portability because of their lightweight, foldable designs, the capability to weigh wheelchair-bound residents, and safety features such as sturdy handrails and low platforms.
Stone thought her days of exploring mountain trails were over once she started using a motorized wheelchair.
Vivian and Alan Iles, of Stratford, raised the money by organising big band charity dances, and the wheelchairs will be used by the group's short- term loan wheelchair service.
Wheelchair Colorado, Kirkham will travel the state talking to children and adults to help expand opportunities for individuals in wheelchairs.
What Hotchkiss saw during his trip to Nicaragua was representative of the desperate need for wheelchairs throughout Latin America.
Since 1993, a convoy of trucks organized by the Dutch Polen/Oekraine foundation has brought hospital supplies, wheelchairs and beds each spring.
The Act requires public transit authorities to acquire accessible vehicles and make certain alterations to transportation facilities to make the facilities accessible to people with disabilities, including people in wheelchairs.
Funds raised will provide wheelchairs to more than 21,000 recipients in the developing world.