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Safety Tips on 4-Point Tiedown Wheelchair Securement

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  For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures a wheelchair with four straps attached to the wheelchair at four separate securement…
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Keep Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Comfortable & Safe During the Winter Months

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Though some areas of the country are experiencing unseasonably warm weather, the reality is winter is in full effect. If you happen to be some of the lucky few experiencing a snap of warmer weather, take advantage and get your vehicle prepped…
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Protect Yourself Online This Holiday Season

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Time is running out for holiday shopping—have you checked off everyone on your "nice" list? Being in a wheelchair can create additional challenges when it comes to dealing with the larger crowds at department stores and malls around the holidays.…
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Road Trip Travel Tips for Safe Driving

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The holiday season is just around the corner, and with it may come some extra days off from work (whether for yourself or your family and friends). While some use the extra days to stay home and relax, others pack their bags and hit the road…
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Safety in Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Purchasing or financing a wheelchair accessible vehicle is a major step towards independence for people living with disabilities. Although riding or driving a wheelchair accessible vehicle is an exhilarating experience, especially for those…
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Cold Weather Tips for Your Van

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Frigid temperatures not only slow us down, but can slow our van and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you may have noticed that the colder the weather, the slower the lift reacts. The cold thickens the…
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Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities

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Natural disasters can take place at any moment and can come in any form from floods, severe weather, earthquakes and more, yielding unfortunate outcomes without warning. Being prepared can save lives and planning is important; know who will…
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The Ins and Outs of Roadside Assistance

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When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside assistance. But finding the ideal company requires some digging as no two…
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Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Winter Cold Spells Ahead?

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Frigid temperatures not only slow us down, but can slow our van and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you may have noticed that the colder the weather, the slower the lift reacts. The cold thickens…
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Safety Tip: Know the Weight of Your Vehicle

How much weight can your accessible SUV or van bear when fully loaded? Because SUVs and vans have a higher center of gravity than sedans or minivans, they are more prone to rollover accidents. It is vital to know the weight load before stuffing…