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Independence on the Road: What Equipment Do You Need?

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The summer is a great time to take a vacation and explore the open road, but it’s always necessary to keep in mind the proper equipment and adaptations to keep you and your family safe. It’s important to know about these modifications and…
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Electronic Extensions for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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Electronic controls are a great option for those with limited upper extremity ability or range of motion. They are extremely flexible in terms of amount of movement and physical capability and have a “barrier-free” ride when driving. A NMEDA…

Mobility My Way: “It’s What I Do…”

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Speaking with Charlotte’s Brian Muscarella, it’s hard to imagine that there was once a time that he was intimidated by driving with hand controls. But for those first six months after his highly rare, C7 level, spinal stroke at age 53, he certainly was. Yes, even as he was learning to do so much in life all over again, and adding the new dimension of adaptive sports, he didn’t think he could drive...

BraunAbility Releases All-New Hybrid WAV

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BraunAbility recently announced the release of their all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid. According to the press release, the hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle achieves 36 miles-per-gallon combined fuel efficiency, and prioritizes space and maximum maneuverability for wheelchair users...

VMI Launches New All-Wheel Drive Conversion

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Vantage Mobility International (VMI) recently launched the first-ever all-wheel drive wheelchair accessible minivan. Built on the 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid chassis, this new conversion features a unique patented wheel well cover design that more closely resembles an unconverted vehicle...
Steering and Driving Aids

Steering Aids for Different Mobility Needs

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For drivers with limited upper body strength or dexterity, steering aids can help make piloting a vehicle both easier and safer. With a number of products available for the varying needs of drivers with disabilities, seniors and those with limited…
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Three Ways to Make a Wheelchair Accessible Van More Affordable 

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A wheelchair accessible van can provide unbelievable freedom for a person with a disability or someone caring for a loved one with mobility limitations. It’s hard to put a price on the freedom these vehicles can provide, however the fact remains…
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Winter Maintenance for Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)

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With the winter months here, it’s important to make sure your adaptive vehicle is in good shape to maximize protection and prevent breakdowns brought on by cold weather conditions. Here are some key items we recommend having checked on your…
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Car Insurance for Mobility Vehicles and Drivers with Disabilities

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For drivers with disabilities, a handicap accessible vehicle can transform day-to-day life with added independence. To keep the freedom of the open road rolling strong, there are a few critical steps to take: finding and purchasing the right…
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Adaptive Vehicles: Five Questions and Answers

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Having freedom and independence is critical to maintaining a healthy attitude toward life. The ability to drive is usually at the top of the list when it comes to achieving independence for someone with mobility challenges. There are many options…