The WWoL is a modification of the Wheel of Life. It takes into consideration the influence of society (external factors) and the person’s attitude (internal factors) on all major areas of a wheelchair user’s life. The WWoL is a tool for the individual for self-evaluation. It is also a tool for society to assess and to improve the lives of wheelchair users overall by recognizing the importance and interconnectedness of the entire wheel as opposed to only parts of it.
The WWoL differs from the WoL in that the influence society has a greater effect on the lives of people with disabilities than for the able-bodied population since society is primarily engineered for and by able-bodied people. In addition, due to the frequent problems encountered by wheelchair users in navigating environmental and societal barriers, their individual attitude (outlook) has an over-sized effect on the other areas of their lives.
HEALTH ISSUES – Wellness, Medical Complications, Secondary Complications
PERSONAL MOBILITY ISSUES – Wheelchair, Assistive Devices and Aids, Activities of Daily Living
ATTITUDINAL ISSUES – Psychological, Emotional, Spiritual, Personal Growth
PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT ISSUES – At Home, At Work, Traveling, Commuting, Shopping, Errands
ECONOMIC ISSUES – Job, Career, Medical Expenses, Education, Housing
SOCIETAL ISSUES – Social Attitudes and Barriers, Stigmas, Inclusion, Exclusion
SOCIAL ISSUES – Family, Friends, Romance, Relationships
RECREATIONAL ISSUES – Fun, Entertainment, Leisure Activities, Sports, Hobbies
 The Wheel of Life was created by Paul J. Meyer.