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Tips on Choosing the Right Adaptive Vehicle Repair Shop

When your accessible vehicle needs repairing, where do you take it? After checking the warranty, take it to the place where you bought it. But if you are out of town, have moved or it’s after hours, what do you do?...
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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…

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...

Sam Schmidt Walks Again Thanks to Exoskeleton Technology

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NMEDA friend, former IndyCar racer, Arrow McLaren SP racing team owner, and Conquer Paralysis Now founder, Sam Schmidt shatters another barrier as he walks again...

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...

May is National Mobility Awareness Month

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Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA). As an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities, NMEDA and its members continue to support National Mobility Awareness Month...

Troubleshooting Wheelchair and Scooter Problems

Equipment failure is never a good thing but for someone who is dependent on mobility equipment to get around it can be catastrophic. Here are a few troubleshooting examples to help you avoid a repair bill from a technician or mechanic. Mobility…
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Tips on Properly Anchoring Wheelchairs in Mobility Vehicles

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Vehicles that are not accessible are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a belt restraint system to protect the upper and lower torso, and air bags to protect you in the event of a crash. This “cone…
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Finding the NMEDA Dealer Who’s Right for You

When you are in the market for a handicap accessible vehicle, the mobility dealership you choose can make the transaction easy going or a challenge. Considering the level of investment buying a car can be, choosing the most qualified dealer…