The wheelchair community
Wheelchair users have magazines and online facilities that feature news items; articles about the latest developments in wheelchair design; and discussion groups.
The magazines include New Mobility and PN (Paraplegia News). Their websites are
Among the online chat rooms is one hosted by the educational guide, mobility-advisor.com at
The following are some of the principal medical and government organizations that help and advise wheelchair users.
Americans with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Disability Rights Section: NYAV, Washington, D.C. 20530
Ph: 800-514-0301 http://www.ada.gov
Equal Opportunity Employment Commission
1801 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20507
Ph: (202) 663-4900
TTY: (202) 663-4494 http://www.eeoc.gov/
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Email: homemods -at- usc.edu
Selecting a Wheelchair - Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
Able Travel - Accessible African safaris and worldwide adventure travel advice for wheelchair users and physically disabled people.
Getting Residents Out of Wheelchairs - A campaign to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents and staff.
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The Mobility Store's Wheelchair Recycling Program