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    Shirley Kristensen contacted me with the request below. If you have any
    information that might be helpful, please contact her directly since she
    does not have access to this list. I will post a summary of the responses
    for her.

    -Denise Chesney
    Beneficial Designs, Inc.

    >Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 19:22:44 -0500
    >Subject: anthropometry request
    >Anthropology Research Project, Inc. is conducting a study for the Access
    >Board with regard to the Americans with Disabilities Act to determine if the
    >specifications for wheelchair users require updating. We are in the process
    >of developing an annotated bibliography concerning anthropometric data on
    >body size, reach capability and range of motion of the disabled, particularly
    >wheelchair users. We are interested in sources of published information,
    >literature, in-house studies, etc. that have the anthropometric information,
    >especially with respect to architectural standards. We would appreciate any
    >data, data sources, information or references that you might be aware of in
    >this area and that we might use. If abstracts are available and include the
    >pertinent measurements, it would be particularly helpful as the journals are
    >not always readily available. If there is a cost involved, please let us
    >We will also be interested in input concerning areas where you could use
    >anthropometric data and find it lacking. Leave an address and we will
    >contact you or send a questionnaire. Thank you,
    >Shirley Kristensen, Research Assistant
    >Phone937)767-7226 Fax: (937)767-9350 e-mail: