- Disability, including prevention, management, and rehabilitation World Health Organization (WHO).
- Disabled World Disability news and education
- International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and photo gallery
- International Commission on Technology & Accessibility (ITCA) – The International Symbol of Access (ISA) was developed and adopted by RI and ICTA in 1969.
- International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR)
- International Paralympic Committee
- International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group
- International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
- International Tennis Federation's Wheelchair Tennis
- Legislation and Policies Relating to Web Accessibility for AU – CA – DE – DK – ES – EU – FI – FR – HK – IN – IT – JA – NZ – PT – UK – US. The policy links on this page are compiled as a resource by the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG)
- ThinkCycle is an academic, non-profit initiative engaged in identifying and addressing design challenges related to underserved communities and the environment. ThinkCycle seeks to create a culture of open-source design innovation, with a collaborative community of individuals and organizations around the world.
- United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities was developed and adopted by RI and ICTA in 1969.
- United Nations Enable Division for Social Policy and Development: Disability. Development of human rights for all.
- United Nations Enable FAQ "What is the definition of disability?" [United Nations]
- UN Flagship Report on Disability and Development 2018 Download the full Disability and Development Report: Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals by, for and with persons with disabilities 2018 (.pdf)
- Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 2856 (XXVI) of 20 December 1971
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966
- Humanity+ (formerly the World Transhumanist Association) advocates for the ethical use of technology and evidence-based science to expand human capabilities. Humanity+ wants people to be better than well. They support the development of high-impact technology to make beneficial futures attainable. Transhumanism began as a philosophy and became a world movement that aims to improve the human condition, which includes overcoming human vulnerabilities and injustices.
- Principles for the protection of persons with mental illness and the improvement of mental health care Adopted by General Assembly resolution 46/119 of 17 December 1991.
- The United Nations.
- UN News – Make this the century of women's equality: UN chief.
- UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR)
- UN Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner (OHCHR) Library and Human Rights Gateway.
- Whirlwind Wheelchair International works to make it possible for every person in the developing world who needs a wheelchair to obtain one that will lead to maximum personal independence and integration into society.
- World Usability Day Every second Thursday in November. World Usability Day's goal is to raise our standards so that technology works to harness human potential. Events occur around the world that bring together different communities to celebrate how we can make our world easy for all.
- Zero Discrimination Day The United Nations celebrates the right of everyone to live a full and productive life.
- World Sleep Society founded by the World Sleep Federation (WSF) and World Sleep Society (WASM).
- World Programme of Action Overview [United Nations]
What is Mobility?
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.
- Accessible Train Travel in Canada & the U.S.
- Arizona Technology Program (AzTAP) List of National Resources New
- "Resource Review: Seating Sources to Turn To" from Mobility Management Serving the Seating & Wheeled Mobility Professional, By Laurie Watanabe, Oct 23, 2019. Whether you're new to the complex rehab seating world, or a veteran clinician or ATP looking to brainstorm about a particularly challenging situation, the Web can be a library you can turn to for inspiration 24/7. Check out the following resources from peers who know their positioning.
- Physical Impairment
- Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Equipment Resources
- Spinal Cord Injury Resources
- Sports Medicine and Sports Management Resources
- Sports and Recreation
- Walkers, Wheelchairs, & Scooters Resources
Look for more mobility resources using the Areas of Focus Mobility category search.
Also look at our Accessible Travel page.
Recent and Relevant
- "Best Mobility Aids" by Mobility with Love. New
- Mobility with Love is a website dedicated to provide free resources about aging and mobility for the elderly, people with disabilities, and caregivers. New
- 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.
- The 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
- Shirley Ryan AbilityLab: Conditions Treated [formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)] uses 5 new Innovation Centers with state-of-the-art hospital facilities and equipment. Each Innovation Center focuses on an area of biomedical science with extraordinary promise: Brain; Spinal Cord; Nerve, Muscle & Bone; Pediatric, and Cancer to help patients gain function, achieve better outcomes and enjoy greater independence.
- Arms + Hands Lab is a robust environment designed for patients and research participants working on recovering and strengthening complex hand and reaching skills: turning a key, picking up a pen, putting on a sweater, all the many things we do with our hands, arms, and fingers.
- Legs + Walking Lab disability training services at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab of Chicago (SRA) for patients recovering from stroke and TBI with diagnoses affecting lower-body function due to brain or spinal cord injury and diseases of the nerves, muscles and bones. Researchers and clinicians focus on advancing trunk, pelvic and leg function, movement, and balance.
- Pediatric Lab pediatric patients (inpatient and outpatient) work with doctors, researchers, and therapists in this kid-customized Pediatric Lab, scaled for smaller bodies, developing brains, and appealing to young imaginations.
- Strength + Endurance Lab is designed for patients and research participants working on building stamina and resilience. Therapy is targeted to improve complex motor and endurance activities, coordination and higher-level activities of daily living (cooking, dressing, gardening, sports).
- Think + Speak Lab helps patients recover the ability to think, reason, perceive, swallow, eat, talk, interact with others, and make decisions that are key for returning to yourself, loved ones, and life.
- Winning Wheels, a comprehensive rehabilitative care and independent living center. It combines the treatment regime typically associated with a rehabilitation hospital and the daily nursing care provided by a skilled nursing facility. All resources are concentrated on eliminating barriers to independent living. Winning Wheels is located on a picturesque 12 wooded acres in rural Northwestern Illinois.
- The Strength Coach On a Roll talk radio on life and disability
- Wheelchairs and Scooter Resources
- WHO Releases New Wheelchair Provision Guidelines
- Japanese Robotics Experts Unveil Sci-Fi Wheelchair
- July is National Wheelchair Beautification Month
- Whirlwind Roughrider Wheelchair for Rough Terrain