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Pros and Cons of Buying Used Adaptive and Accessible Equipment

For almost every piece of equipment we see new, you can find pre-owned and/or refurbished for a lower price. Sometimes it’s a better piece than we could have…
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Resources of Funding for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment

Wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment prices can run from $5,000 to $60,000+. Thankfully there are ways to help pare that down to an affordable figure.…
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Tips on Buying Your First Accessible Van

You’ve been admiring a van at the local auto dealership and decide it is time to buy your first accessible vehicle. The salesman has a great spiel and suggests…
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How to Determine the Best Accessible Vehicle Dealer

When you are in the market for a accessible vehicle, the dealership you choose can make the transaction a dream – or a nightmare. A qualified dealer – one…
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Get Back on the Road with a Wheelchair Motorcycle!

If your disability has prevented you from feeling the wind on your face from atop your favorite motorcycle, you can have the bike converted or get a “trike kit”…
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Reminder: Wheelchair Safety While Driving or Riding

If you use a wheelchair, you probably know how to get into and out of a car safely. You’ve seen a certified driver rehabilitation specialist and know the rules.…
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The 4 Steps to Driving Independence

If you have recently become a person with a disability or you’re a senior and realize your driving skills have declined over the years, don’t self diagnose…
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The Best Source for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment manufacturers, dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to improving…
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Putting You In The Driver’s Seat

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To lead the most active life you can, you probably want a conversion van or vehicle; when purchasing you have three ways to go about it. First, you could buy a new…
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Safety First – Are You in the Right Hands?

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To ensure consumer and public safety, the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues specific safety regulations (FMVSS) that all motor…
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Community

We want you to stay informed on the latest information regarding mobility equipment, disability regulations as well as interact with others all on our Facebook page. You…
January 11, 2022

Looking Back, Moving Forward…Remembering David Parton

So, I find myself in a unique place where I must serve an interim role, acting as a bridge, if you will, between an outgoing and incoming President.  Typically, I serve as the VP, according to the bylaws, “to support and serve as an Officer of the Board of Directors, perform other duties as may be assigned…but, in the absence of the President…the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President.” As you have certainly heard, David Parton, Canada President, tragically passed away…

January 10, 2022

Wheelchair Carriers: What Type is Right for You?

For individuals with disabilities, having access to a handicap accessible vehicle can be life changing and the key to gaining independence. However, purchasing a new or […]

December 20, 2021

Welcome to QAP Bulletins

This is something new from NMEDA, it’s called a “QAP Bulletin” and we intend to send these out to all listed QAP contacts when we have pertinent information about the program that we want to share with you…

December 14, 2021

2021 NMEDA Annual Conference:
January 15-17, 2022

The long-awaited 2021 NMEDA Annual Conference is just weeks away and there is still time for you to join us!

December 13, 2021

Winter Driving Tips

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 […]

November 22, 2021

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

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, […]

November 8, 2021

The Right Way to Shop for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

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, […]

October 22, 2021

NEW DATES: January 15-17, 2022
NMEDA Annual Conference

Due to concerns for the health and safety of our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and guests, the ADED and NMEDA boards of directors moved on September 14 to reschedule the ADED & NMEDA Conferences and Auto Mobility Expo to January 15-17, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio.

October 21, 2021

QAPx Deadline Approaching: Are You Signed Up?

That’s right, if you’re looking for the opportunity to pick your QAPx onboarding month, you’re running out of time…

October 14, 2021

Call for 2022 Board of Director Nominations

NMEDA is currently accepting nominees for the following five positions on our 2022 Board of Directors. Are you or someone you know interested in serving? If so, please have a look at the eligibility requirements…

October 10, 2021

All About Lifts: How to Find the Best Option for You

Driving around town in a wheelchair accessible vehicle custom-suited to your unique needs might seem a prize too steep to attain, but with more and more […]

October 1, 2021

2021 Automobility Awareness Tour : Phoenix, AZ

On Tuesday, NMEDA Director of Partner Relations, Trevor Jennings, hosted our second stop of the 2021 Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Alongside our partner United Spinal Association, we were able to deliver a presentation on the importance of maintaining independence and the resources the organizations provide to both the facility’s staff and their patients.