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Wheelchair Accessible Training Class


Schedule your wheelchair accessible vehicle training (WAV) class here:

Class Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00am and 1:00pm
2026 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(Between Ave O & P)
B train & Q train trains and B49 bus
Open 7 Days a Week
Free street parking available

The 3-hour WAV course consists of:

  • Introduction to ADA law
  • Disability Sensitivity & Etiquette Training
  • Video presentation
  • Physical demonstration and operation of a wheelchair utilizing taxi specific hardware on a training platform
  • Practice - all students must pass boarding, securing a wheelchair with the retractor belts, securing a passenger with
    safety belts and deboarding a passenger

Wheelchair-accessible vehicles are now a large and growing share of the taxi and FHV fleets. After initial licensure, there is no official venue in which drivers learn about new TLC rules, new street design patterns, or have their skills refreshed on important functions. In a rapidly-changing environment, with a renewed focus on safety and accessibility, as detailed in the Vision Zero Action Plan and the Disability Accessibility Plan, long-time drivers may lack key information to continue to serve the public effectively. Thus these rules amend the rules governing driver education requirements to expand education requirements to FHV drivers, increase the population of drivers who must take accessibility training, and institute continuing education for taxi and FHV drivers.

WAV Grants

The City of New York has put in place a Grant Program to assist in the purchase or upfit of an approved Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) for WAV SHL Permit holders. If you are purchasing an Accessible (WAV) SHL Permit you may be eligible for grant funding (the maximum amount per permit or Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is $15,000) to help you purchase a new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or to equip a vehicle with the equipment necessary to make it a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle provided certain conditions are met.