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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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Summer Travel Guide: Accessibility at the Beach

Beach wheelchairs offer accessibility at the beach Whether you’re lucky enough to live near the sea or need to travel across the country in order to catch some waves, a trip to the beach is always exciting. The combination of sun, sand…
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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…
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Four Ways to Customize Your Wheelchair

From helping you maneuver throughout your home to getting around town, your wheelchair goes everywhere with you, so why not use it to show off a bit about yourself. Customizing your wheelchair is a great way to express your creativity and personality…
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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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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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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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Adapted Vehicle Tips for New Wheelchair Users

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When learning a new skill or hobby, there may be a time of challenge before complete understanding. In the same way, a new wheelchair user, especially one beginning to use a minivan, SUV, or truck that is wheelchair accessible, can experience…
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What Goes Into Adapting a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle?

Like their drivers, each adaptive vehicle is unique. That is why it is so important that the technicians who modify vehicles are specially trained to install mobility equipment. The easiest way to ensure your vehicle is being worked on by experienced…