Mobility

Last updated: May 16, 2016

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Mobility is the quality of moving freely.

Reference Books and Resources

There are several excellent books related to mobility. See the suggested reading list for general information and detailed reference books for your library.

Look for more mobility resources using the Areas of Focus Mobility category search.

Recent and Relevant

  • Motor Disabilities techniques and concepts
  • One-Handed and Two-Handed Keyboard a standard desktop keyboard that has been enhanced to allow both one-handed and two-handed touch-typing
  • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair – iBOT Mobility System
  • VisionKey brings the latest in wearable eye-controlled communication technology to enable users with ALS, brainstem stroke, muscular dystrophy, CP, Locked-in-Syndrome, Quadriplegia, or traumatic brain injury to use eye movements for complete computer access and for augmentative communication. Available in English, French, and Spanish and runs on Macintosh and Windows platforms. Manufactured by H.K. EyeCan. [Canada]
  • Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant
  • Information for the Air Traveler with a Disability The U.S. Department of Transportation is calling on all disability organizations to promote public education about its Toll Free Hotline for air travelers with disabilities through their organization newsletters, discussion lists, and sponsored events. The Hotline number is 1-800-778-4838 (voice) or 1-800-455-9880 (TTY).
  • The Toll Free Hotline for disabled air travelers has been in operation since August 2002 and is available for callers from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, seven days a week. It is currently not being fully utilized. The Hotline serves two main purposes: (1) education and (2) assistance in resolving disability-related air travel problems.
  • Many disabled air travelers are not aware of their rights and the Hotline, in part, exists as an educational service to inform air travelers with disabilities about their rights under the Air Carrier Access Act and the Department's implementing regulations 14 CFR Part 382 (Part 382). The Hotline can also assist air travelers with disabilities in resolving real-time or upcoming issues with air carriers.
  • Air travelers who want DOT to investigate a complaint about a disability-related issue must submit their complaint in writing by e-mail at email hidden; JavaScript is required or postal mail to

    Aviation Consumer Protection Division
    U.S. Department of Transportation
    400 7th Street, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20590

    To request flyers promoting the Hotline to distribute to your membership, contact 202-366-1617 (voice) or 202-366-0511 (TTY).

  • Life on Wheels Center disability training services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC).
  • The Strength Coach On a Roll talk radio on life and disability
  • Wheelchair Pride blog about disability rights, wheelchairs, exoskeletons, and technology which improves the lives of wheelchair users.