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The Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (formerly Rica)

A national Independent research charity that provides unbiased  information for disabled and older consumers on mobility and technology aids to make life easier including:

  • Advice on finding a mobility scooter.
  • Getting and paying for a powered wheelchair, electric wheelchair or powerchair
  • Checking different scooter models or powered wheelchairs - Rica's online search can help you choose the best model of scooter or powered wheelchair to suit your needs. It includes measurements, features and details of over 400 vehicles.
  • Car search can shortlist cars best suited to your needs
  • Reviews of technology and home aids

The organisation is moving to new offices 14 June 2018:

Unit 10

Blenheim Court

62 Brewery Road


N7 9NY

Ground floor, Unit 10, Blenheim Court, 62 Brewery Road, London, London N7 9NY.
Area serviced:
020 7427 2460
020 7427 2468
Opening times:
9am - 5pm Mon - Fri
Who is it for:
anyone needing unbiased information on mobility and technology aids

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Subject Definitions

Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.