Research Reports

HMD Research Report #1 was published in March 2017 and provides an analysis of the responses from the first 648 qualified respondents to the Survey on Hidden Mobility Disabilities – i.e., respondents who could walk less than 100 meters and stand only 15 minutes or less. The data from the Survey on Hidden Mobility Disabilities are the first available to describe the lived experience of persons with hidden mobility disabilities (HMD). They document the following:

A “short distance” for most people with HMD is 35 feet (10.7 meters).

A “brief time” to stand unsupported is 1-2 minutes.

An overview of the results is available on the HMD Fact Sheet.