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Mobility refers an act of movement. Mobility aids are assistive technology devices that help people perform movements in a variety of environments.  Students whose physical impairments limit their mobility may need any of a number of devices to help them get around in the school building and participate in educational activities.

Assistive Technology

  • Walker
  • Canes
  • Grab bars and rails
  • Manual wheelchair
  • Powered mobility toy
  • Powered scooter
  • Powered wheelchair with joystick, head switch, or sip/puff controls
  • Adapted vehicle for driving
  • Guide Dogs

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MOVE (Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience) - MOVE International promotes fuller participation in home, school, work and community life to encourage the dignity and hope such participation brings to each individual.


ADA Accessibility guideline for buildings and facilities.


Amputee Coalation of America - consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.


United Spinal AssociationNational non-profit membership organization formed by paralyzed Veterans whose mission is to improve the quality of life of Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D). Membership is free and open to all individuals with SCI/D.


Canine Companion - National non-profit organization provides guide dogs (service dogs, skilled companion dogs, facility dogs and hearing dogs) services free of charge to people with disabilities other than blindness.


USA TechGuide is a webguide to wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and assistive technology choices. You can read and submit wheelchair reviews, mobility scooter reviews, wheelchair cushion reviews, standing device reviews, and search The TechGuide for all types of assistive equipment.


National Multiple Sclerosis Society – article on promoting function, independence, and mobility.


United states Access Board