WC-19 Wheelchair Transportation Safety - NMEDA

Wheelchairs for Use as Seats in Motor Vehicles

Understanding the WC-19 Standard

WC-19 is a voluntary industry standard that establishes minimum design and performance requirements for wheelchairs that are occupied by users traveling in motor vehicles. A wheelchair that complies with all the requirements of this standard is considered to provide a reasonable measure of safe and effective seating during vehicle ingress/egress, during normal disability transportation, and during a vehicle collision. Be sure to do your homework when selecting a wheelchair.