electric, motorized, powered (esp. BrE)

Tony manoeuvred/maneuvered his wheelchair out from behind his desk.

be confined to

He's been confined to a wheelchair since the accident.

access, accessibility (esp. AmE), ramp

better access for wheelchair users

by wheelchair

In town, she gets around by wheelchair.

in a/the wheelchair

It's hard to get around if you're in a wheelchair.

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