There are various walking aids which can help with impaired ability to walk and wheelchairs or mobility scooters for more severe disability or longer journeys which would otherwise be undertaken on foot.For people who are blind or visually impaired the white cane and guide dog have a long history of use. Other aids can help with mobility or transfer within a building or where there are changes of level.

Underarm crutches are used for people with temporary disability or injuries. They are sometimes called axillary crutches. Forearm crutches are for people who have permanent physical disabilities. This type of crutch has a cuff above a handle to help support the person using it. There are also many different types of specialty crutches for people who need leg support.
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