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What Makes an Accessible Nature Trail?

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As the weather starts to warm up, who can resist getting outside? With virtually thousands of miles of nature trails and pathways throughout the country, there are…
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May is National Mobility Awareness Month

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For the tenth year, National Mobility Awareness Month (NMAM) is set to educate and engage people with disabilities, caregivers, healthcare professionals, and industry partners to help drive change.
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Is It Past Time to Have Your Van’s Lift or Ramp Serviced?

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You have probably had your oil changed recently and the tires checked. And a tune-up is on the schedule. The wheelchair or scooter is ready to go. You are all set,…
Caregiver Vehicle Buying Tips

Caregivers: Consider These 5 Things Before Buying a Mobility Vehicle

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Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care or assistance. Having an accessible vehicle can provide convenience and efficiency when caring for…

Mobility My Way: The Speed of Life

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“If your friends don’t get you into situations where you may have to swim out of a vehicle, do you even have friends?” That’s the question Karah Behrend used to caption a June 2019 Instagram video post...

NMEDA Resources Featured in AARP Article

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In a recent AARP article, NMEDA's Amy Schoppman weighs-in as a subject matter expert on the process of purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle...

Play from your Chair: Sports that Don’t Require Adaptive Equipment

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Staying fit with wheelchair sports Wheelchair sports have seen a surge in popularity over the past decade. From Olympic competitions to locally organized events,…

Wheelchair Accessibility Modification for Homes

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For those living with disabilities, the way you get around isn’t the only aspect of your lifestyle. There are also adjustments to your home life that need to be…
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Wheelchair Carriers: What Type is Right for You?

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For individuals with disabilities, having access to a handicap accessible vehicle can be life changing and the key to gaining independence. However, purchasing a…
Winter Mobility Vehicle Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

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Although winter is traditionally known as a time to cozy up to warm fires and spend time with family and good friends, it can also bring its own collection of seasonal…

Mobility My Way: He’s a Car Guy (In a Car Family)

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Chris Malcom's three (plus) decades on the road. By Mike Savicki Georgia’s Chris Malcom is a car guy. Always has been. The older the cars are, the better. And…
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The Right Way to Shop for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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Finding and buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle is a process that can’t be rushed. This is a purchase that can potentially redefine your day-to- day experiences,…
November 21, 2022

The Gift of Access: Looking into an Accessible Minivan During the Holidays

From easing holiday travel to setting the stage for a fulfilling and mobile new year, adding a wheelchair accessible vehicle to your life can transform your […]

October 22, 2022

Is Your Vehicle Ready for the Winter Cold Spells Ahead?

Frigid temperatures not only slow us down, but can also slow our van and accessible equipment. For example, if you use a hydraulic wheelchair lift, you […]

October 21, 2022

Save the Date! 2023 NMEDA Annual Conference (plus 2022 Conference Photos)

Join us for the 2023 NMEDA Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri!

October 1, 2022

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and NMEDA encourages our members to participate in educating their communities…

September 12, 2022

Tips on Camping for Those with Disabilities

If you’re an outdoor kind of person, don’t let a disability stop you from enjoying Mother Nature, discovering travel in a whole new light or vacationing […]

August 25, 2022

Partner Webinar Success: Muscular Dystrophy Association

Recently, NMEDA was fortunate to host a webinar for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. MDA members, who consist of physicians, allied healthcare professionals, caretakers…

August 11, 2022

New Three-Year Strategic Plan Released

If you’ve been following the storyline of the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, you know it all began in April, when the NMEDA Board of Directors…

August 11, 2022

BraunAbility and Purdue University Earn 1st Place in DOT’s Inclusive Design Challenge

The USDOT awarded the $1 million first prize from the Inclusive Design Challenge on July 26, the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act…

August 9, 2022

Mobility My Way: A Life of Adventure, A Lifetime of Passion

“If your friends don’t get you into situations where you may have to swim out of a vehicle, do you even have friends?” That’s the question Karah Behrend used to caption a June 2019 Instagram video post…

August 4, 2022

Sad News from Capitol Hill

NMEDA is saddened to share that Congresswoman Jackie Walorski, lead sponsor of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act (VMSA) of 2015 and NMEDA friend, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on Wednesday, August 3…

July 28, 2022

Summer CAMS Events Shine

Superior Van & Mobility was the most recent mobility dealer to host to two successful Comprehensive Automotive Mobility Solutions (CAMS) events last month…

July 26, 2022

Acceleration and Braking: Unlock Comfort and Control in Your Accessible Vehicle

From hand controls, steering aids, to extension levers, adaptive equipment can transform the way you drive, keeping you safe and in control behind the wheel. What […]