Designability which was previously known as BIME or the Bath Institute of Mechanical Engineering is one of those institutions that everyone involved in accessibility and disability should know about and be aware of. They started over 45 years ago supported by the University of Bath but as a independent charity. Their slogan is “Engineering a better quality of life” and that sums up very well what they try to do.
Creative commons image used for post. “Ancient Gear Engineer” by Pascal
Artist site: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pasukaru76/