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Tips on Choosing Automotive Features for People with Arthritis

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  Wheelchair accessible vans are not just for people with disabilities. An accessible vehicle can ease the pain of driving if you suffer from arthritis or other joint diseases. It’s the little things about your car that can be excruciating—like…
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ADA Has New Rules for Pumping Gas for People with Disabilities

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  Effective March 15, 2012, any gas pump with reach heights of operable parts over 54 inches above the driving surface will be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), putting the station owner at risk of fines or lawsuits.…
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High-Tech Convenience: The Smart Key

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We all appreciate the remote that locks and unlocks our cars. It’s great for individuals with disabilities who use wheelchair accessible or handicap vans or seniors with arthritis. But now there are “smart keys” (fobs) that do even more—and…
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Advanced Driving Controls May Put You in the Driver’s Seat

  Those with a spinal cord injury, disabilities, limited dexterity or range of motion and other conditions may need more than low-tech or reduced effort hand controls to operate primary and secondary driving controls on an accessible or…
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Tips to Help Overcome the Fear of Driving

  Seniors, people with disabilities and those with other challenges can have not only physical problems to overcome, but mental or emotional ones when driving. We feel anxious, overwhelmed and terrified of getting lost, which can develop…
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Driving Tips for Folks with Arthritis

If you are arthritic or have reconstructed or artificial body parts, you have challenges that most people never think about. Such conditions make it painful to get into and out of the car, reach your safety belt or look over your shoulder when…
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EPA Unveils New Fuel Economy Labels

On June 1, 2011 new fuel economy labels were unveiled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency which will simplify car and van shopping for those with disabilities – and everyone else. The new window stickers will help shoppers of 2013…
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No More Blind Spots and Other Good News

Drivers with disabilities can have enlarged mirrors on their vehicles to detect blind spots and even radar-enabled blind spot detection devices to enhance their driving safety, but on Dec. 3, 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…
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The 4 Steps to Driving Independence

If you have recently become a person with a disability or you’re a senior and realize your driving skills have declined over the years, don’t self diagnose or speculate about the type of adaptive equipment you may need. There are four…
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Putting You In The Driver’s Seat

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To lead the most active life you can, you probably want a conversion van or vehicle; when purchasing you have three ways to go about it. First, you could buy a new handicap accessible wheelchair van, car, or truck with adaptive equipment customized…