Wheelchairs & Scooters Resources

Last updated: May 21, 2016

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  • Action Products, Inc. makes wheelchair cushions and seating systems; heel and elbow protectors, and full mattress overlays for Rehab/DME markets
  • Armrest Wheelchair Bags bags for your powerchair, wheelchair, or scooter add the ability to store your personal items in an easy to use, and conveniently located place. Secure, and weather resistant, these are the best wheelchair bags on the market.
  • Autochair (wheelchair and scooter carriers). AutoChair designs and manufactures hoists and other aids to assist people with disabilities and reduced mobility to get into their car or van. [UK]
  • Beach Wheelchairs there are so many sand-friendly wheelchairs, you might have a hard time choosing among them.
  • East Coast Rehab, LLC of Alexandria, Virginia custom mobility products: manual, power and sport wheelchairs, as well as custom seating and positioning
  • EV Riders a complete line of powerful mobility scooters for elderly, seniors and disabled customers for every need and every budget: like the state-of-the-art Royale (both 4-Wheel and 3-Wheel versions available), the strong and most powerful SportRider™, the 1-2-3 folding TranSport, the beautiful and transportable RiderXpress and the powerful, fun and versatile Stand N Ride™ scooter for kids and adults wanting to have fun.
  • Emergency Evacuation and Stair Climbing Chairs and Attachments
    • Scalamobil Portable Stair Lift in U.S. and Canada
    • Stair-Climbing Wheelchair
    • iBotfrom Wikipedia. The iBOT is a powered wheelchair developed by Dean Kamen in a partnership between DEKA and Johnson and Johnson's Independence Technology division. As of 2009, it is no longer available for sale from Independence Technology, but support for existing units was available until the end of 2013. In 2010, one organization was trying to revive the manufacture and maintenance of the iBOT Mobility System. America's Huey 091 Foundation is an organization that provides advanced mobility devices, which used to include the iBOT, to wounded disabled veterans. The foundation's goal is to help revive the manufacture of a new generation of iBOT and if possible to manufacture, sell, and maintain some using a veteran owned and operated organization. In 2011, Dean Kamen, the inventor of the iBOT, stated his support of America's Huey 091 Foundation's effort to reinstate iBOT production.
    • iBOT Discontinued — Unfortunate for the Disabled but Perhaps a Budding Robotics Opportunity?
  • Freedom Concepts – Bicycles designs and builds bicycles and other mobility devices to help kids be kids. To let people enjoy the simple joy of movement. To create a cycle of mobility.
  • Life on Wheels Center
  • Ms. Wheelchair America
  • Luggage Tips for Wheelchair Travel – Packing to Carrying A wheelchair user needs significant trunk control to handle the weight of a heavily loaded backpack. So what do you do when you have a lot of stuff to carry combined with a maneuverable but "tippy" wheelchair?
  • Mobility Independent Transportation Systems, Inc. (M.I.T.S.) driving equipment, van conversions, scooters, and power chairs [Mid-Atlantic region]
  • Mobility Outlet Cummings Mobility Conversions & Supply Inc. has been providing automobile conversions and adaptive devices for the physically challenged for over 30 years.
  • Scalamobil Portable Stair Lift wheelchair attachment for climbing stairs
  • Scootaround delivers to cruise ships, conferences, etc.
  • SpinLife SpinLife's customer service staff provides logical buying advice for those who are not yet sure what type of product will work best for them. SpinLife also provides guaranteed low prices for quality products for those who know exactly what they need.
  • The Scooter Store
  • Towson Medical Equipment Company, Inc. scooters, powered and unpowered wheelchairs, seatlift and recline chairs, stairway elevators and wheelchair lifts, home modifications and grab bar installations, portable and permanent ramps, and medical supplies
  • Wheelchair Diffusion Blog Wheelchair and scooter tech guides and reviews This blog is sponsored by the United Spinal Association.
  • A guide to wheelchair selection by Jean Minkel, MA, PT – A United Spinal Association TechGuide publication
  • Wheelchair Manufacturer, Invacare Corporation, provides custom manual wheelchairs, IVC manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, top end everyday chairs, and high-performance sports and recreation wheelchairs
  • Wheelchair and Scooter Express
  • Wheelchair Medic wheelchair repair technicians and parts to keep you mobile at all times
  • WheelchairNet
  • Wheels Unlimited
  • Whirlwind Wheelchair International The RoughRider wheelchair makes it possible for every person who needs a wheelchair can obtain one that will lead to maximum personal independence and integration into society. Whirlwind has worked with wheelchair riders around the world to design durable and highly functional wheelchairs that perform well on rough terrain and are built in factories that contribute to local economic development.
  • Lifts and ramps:

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.