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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…
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Making Your Home More Accessible

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It's safe to say most of us our spending more time at home recently. Maybe it's shone a light on some things that could be adjusted to make it easier to get around and complete day-to-day tasks. Whether it’s an unexpected injury or a birth…
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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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In-Floor vs Fold-Out Ramps in Mobility Vehicles

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Perhaps the most important part of choosing a new (or used) wheelchair accessible vehicle is determining how you, or your passengers with disabilities, will enter and exit the vehicle. Wheelchair ramps are great, affordable, and flexible options…
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Exploring the Ocean: How to Make Scuba Diving Adaptable

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With summer being the perfect time for a getaway, there are a lot of activities and adventures that can take you off the shore and into the big blue. One of these activities that isn’t talked about a lot is scuba diving, a thrilling new experience…
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Funding Assistance

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Where to Turn for Help Funding an Adaptive Vehicle For most individuals seeking to increase their mobility and freedom through the use of an adaptive vehicle, financial struggles and worries can make the search a trying time. Luckily, there…
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Wheelchair Accessible Summer Activities on a Budget

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Summer is just around the corner—how are you going to spend it? For some it is all about soaking up some sun, or maybe just relaxing and spending time with the people who mean most to you. If you’re on a budget, going out or taking a vacation…