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June 4, 2021

Sam Schmidt Walks Again Thanks to Exoskeleton Technology

NMEDA friend, former IndyCar racer, Arrow McLaren SP racing team owner, and Conquer Paralysis Now founder, Sam Schmidt shatters another barrier as he walks again…

May 28, 2021

United Access Honored with PVA Corporate Patriot Award

The Paralyzed Veterans of America recently recognized United Access and the Karyn and Richard May Foundation as the recipients of the 2021 PVA Corporate Patriot Award…

May 28, 2021

BraunAbility Releases All-New Hybrid WAV

BraunAbility recently announced the release of their all-new 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid. According to the press release, the hybrid wheelchair accessible vehicle achieves 36 miles-per-gallon combined fuel efficiency, and prioritizes space and maximum maneuverability for wheelchair users…

May 24, 2021

A Guide to Mobility Vehicle Rebates

Many auto manufacturers offer rebate assistance to customers when they purchase accessibility products to enhance their vehicles. NMEDA is fortunate to be partners with some of […]

May 20, 2021

VMI Launches New All-Wheel Drive Conversion

Vantage Mobility International (VMI) recently launched the first-ever all-wheel drive wheelchair accessible minivan. Built on the 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid chassis, this new conversion features a unique patented wheel well cover design that more closely resembles an unconverted vehicle…

May 13, 2021

Superior Van Aids Family in Returning Act of Kindness

People who were strangers just months ago are now calling each other family after what started as an act of kindness from one man came full circle when he least expected it.

May 13, 2021

Global Chip Shortage: What Can the Auto Mobility Industry Expect?

As we all know a global chip shortage is impacting production lines in many industries, most notably (and close to home) the automobile industry. Below please see the corporate statements from BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International regarding how this shortage is impacting the auto mobility industry.

May 11, 2021

May is National Mobility Awareness Month

Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA).

As an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities, NMEDA and its members continue to support National Mobility Awareness Month…

April 27, 2021

Mobility My Way: The Move to a Minivan

This story begins back in the days of car-toppers and bench seats. Remember those? Long before lowered floor minivans and ramp equipped SUVs became the norm—actually, long before minivans and SUVs were even invented—these were a few of the things disabled drivers considered when looking at vehicles to get them on the road…

April 11, 2021

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 […]

April 5, 2021

NMEDA Annual Conference Website is Open!

The countdown is officially on for the long-awaited 2021 NMEDA Annual Conference held in conjunction with the first-ever Auto Mobility Expo and the ADED 2021 Annual Conference. By now, you surely know all of this, and you know that it’s taking place in Columbus, Ohio in September. But what you don’t know is…

April 2, 2021

Bill Koeblitz and the Power of Persistency

Former NMEDA Board Member, Bill Koeblitz was recently featured on the Million Dollar Monday podcast. Hosted by Greg Muzzillo, the podcast features “real successful people with real useful advice for entrepreneurs and people with big dreams.”