Did you know that millions of independently mobile individuals can only walk a short distance or stand for more than a couple of minutes without severe pain or other health consequences?
Are you able to walk, but only short distances without health consequences? Do you have trouble standing in a queue for more than a few minutes without intense pain? If so, you are part of a growing group with a hidden or invisible mobility disability. Help us gather data!
Take the Survey on Hidden Mobility Disabilities.
We have become increasingly aware of the challenges faced by persons with visible mobility disabilities and the accommodations needed for those using wheelchairs or scooters. Public buildings are now required to have features like ramps and automatic doors. In addition to mobility impediments (unstable or uneven ground), their primary challenge is maneuverability.
But what about those with hidden or invisible mobility disabilities? At least one in five persons with a mobility disability is able to remain independently mobile and does not use a mobility aid. They are able to walk, but their primary challenge is distance – walking more than 30-70 feet.
For more information and to get involved, go to www.HiddenMobilityDisabilities.com.