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What are mobility impairments?

Mobility impairments are physical problems that prevent someone from having a full range of motion with their body. People can be born with a mobility impairment, such as cerebral palsy, or they can acquire it from an illness or an accident. Tens of millions of people in the United States alone are afflicted with mobility impairments of varying degrees. Some conditions are temporary, while others are permanent. People with restricted mobility may require equipment, ranging from walking canes to crutches to wheelchairs, to help them move more freely. Special access to buildings and services might also be necessary.

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