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, at

Support organizations

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

Equal Opportunity Employment Commission

1801 L Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20507
Ph: (202) 663-4900
TTY: (202) 663-4494

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202
Ph: 202-245-7640

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California
3715 McClintock Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Ph: 213-740-1364
Email: homemods -at-

Other organizations

Other Links


Selecting a Wheelchair - Spinal Cord Injury Information Network

Prices of Wheelchairs

Aging and Disability Resource Center Technical Assistance Exchange

World Institute on Disability

Getting Residents Out of Wheelchairs - A campaign to improve the quality of life for nursing home residents and staff.

News: An article in Nature tells of success in training people with spinal cord injuries in sitting posture.

Government's advice on moving people from wheelchairs to dental chairs (PDF)

Specialty Wheelchairs

Disability Rights Advocates

sign with speedy wheelchair

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by Kodamkitty. Used under Creative Common License.

Wheelchair manufacturers

Amigo Mobility

Broda Seating


Colours Wheelchairs

Freedom Designs

Phoenix Group (Falcon wheelchairs)







Vehicle Lifts and Ramps


Subject- and injury-related factors influencing the course of manual wheelchair skill performance during initial inpatient rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury.

Functional Rehabilitation Wheelchair Skills


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