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How a Savvy Shopper Chooses a Wheelchair Accessible Van

  Purchasing a mode of transportation is an important event for anyone. For people with disabilities, it means independence, Life Moving Forward. But when you decide to purchase a handicap van, don’t let the rush of excitement overtake…
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New ADA Hotel Provisions Apply March 15, 2012

  Starting March 15, 2012, a new provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act takes effect. The provision allows people with disabilities or those with special needs to be able to make reservations for accessible guest rooms the same…
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National Ski Tour Announced for Athletes and Others with Disabilities

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Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA), one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, has announced the schedule for its 2012 national SkiTour. The only program of its kind, it ensures opportunities for wounded warriors, youth…
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Registration Now Open for National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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  Registration for the largest annual wheelchair sports competition in the world, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games, is now open through April 15, 2012. Scheduled for June 25-30 in Richmond, Virginia, this event offers sports to veterans…
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Save the Dates for Abilities Expo 2012

  In 2012, the Abilities Expo has scheduled 6 exhibitions across the country for people with disabilities. The first will be in Atlanta Feb. 17-19. This unique exhibition displays the latest accessible products and services to people…
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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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Avoid Airport Pat-Downs: New TSA Helpline for People with Disabilities

You might want to drive your accessible vehicle rather than fly. After recent news, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued more intensive search procedures—like pat-downs. Some of the more likely people to get pat-downs…
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Learn to Snow Ski with Accessible Equipment

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  Adaptive skiing has become a popular sport for people with disabilities. Using adaptive equipment, adults, children and veterans with disabilities shush through the snow alongside family and friends. You can rent the special equipment…
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Tips on Great Gift Giving for the Holidays

  What gift can you give to someone with a disability? While grab bars and wheelchair bags make great stocking stuffers, if you want to give something more meaningful, give the gift of your time. For example, wash the car, or if a wheelchair…