Figure A3. Dimensions of Adult-Sized Wheelchairs. Illustration shows a side view of a man sitting in a wheelchair. Eye level is 43 - 51 inches (1090 - 1295 mm). Lap height is shown as 27 inches (685 mm). Armrest height of the wheelchair is 30 inches (760 mm). Seat height of the wheelchair is shown as 19 inches (485 mm). Toe height is 8 inches (205 mm). The handle at the back of the wheelchair backrest is 36 inches (915 mm) high .
The plan view of a person using a wheelchair shows the following: width of the wheelchair measured to the outside of the rear wheels is 26 inches (660 mm). Length of the wheelchair is 42 inches (1065 mm) measured from the back of the rear wheels to the front of the footrests. An additional 6 inches (150 mm) is shown in front of the footrest for toe/foot space because the footrest only supports the heel and not the entire foot. The width between the footrests is shown as 18 inches (455 mm).