The HMD Project
At least 500,000 Canadians are affected by hidden mobility disabilities (HMD). The Hidden Mobility Disabilities Project is sponsored by the Hidden Mobility Disabilities Alliance. It’s exploring possible changes to federal accessibility standards needed to address HMD, an often-overlooked area of disability. HMD is the ability to walk independently but no more than a short distance; and to stand unsupported but only for a brief time.
To date, no accessibility standards have addressed distance to be walked or time standing as access barriers.
ODEN is a partner in The HMD Project. To learn more about this project, and how you can participate to have your say in federal accessibility standards, visit www.hmdproject.org.
The HMD Project quick links
Learn more about The HMD Project
How organizations can participate
How you can participate as an individual
Take the HMD Survey, and share the survey link in your personal and professional network: