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People use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons, the most common reason being paralysis from spinal cord injuries. Current estimates indicate there are 250,000 to 400,000 individuals living with a spinal cord injury or spinal dysfunction; eighty-two percent of these are male. Also, individuals with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, back conditions, cancer, and other impairments may use wheelchairs to assist with mobility.

Accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We have compiled a non-inclusive list of limitations that result in common accommodation situations. In addition, you can find more information at JAN's A to Z Web page at: http://askjan.org/media/atoz.htm.

Please select the limitation that corresponds with the individual needing an accommodation below.

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