Lightweight/Umbrella Strollers

These strollers are fairly simple and lightweight. They tend to fold easily and are compact for storage. Depending on the model type, one would need to consider the wheel size for handling different types of terrain, and see if there are features like bags for storage, options for reclining, or a visor for sun/rain protection.

Note: In our research we found that it may be difficult for some individuals with a disability to use strollers easily. Features that require fine motor strength/control (i.e., buckles, levers, handles, push buttons) and tasks that use trunk control/balance (i.e., pushing stroller, moving baby in/out) are not conducive to traditional stroller design. There is a need for more strollers in the mass market to be user friendly for a variety of people.


Consumer reports lists a variety of considerations for purchasing a stroller; however, we suggest that you consider your own needs and abilities to determine what’s best for you. Hopefully some of theses suggestions are examples from which you can build upon. Contact us if you have found another example that works well for you.

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