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September 15, 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.

August 23, 2021

2021 Automotive Mobility Awareness Tour Kicks Off at Moss Rehabilitation Center

When Berlin, NJ resident Julia Bonamassa took the field for her youth soccer and softball games at 10 years old, she started falling down a lot. She began having trouble running. A few months later, her identical twin sister, Jessica, started experiencing the same thing.

June 24, 2021

Conference Preview: The Low-Hanging Fruit of Digital Marketing

What’s that? You’re not registered for the 2021 NMEDA Annual Conference? What are you waiting for? If you’re waiting to learn more about our dealer learning sessions, check out this video message from Dave Lemmon…

June 24, 2021

American Lift Aids Helps Grant Teens Wish

NMEDA member, American Lift Aids, recently partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help a local family gain automotive independence…

June 14, 2021

Coming to Columbus? Book Your Hotel NOW

The countdown is officially on as we enter double-digits for days until the NMEDA Annual Conference and Auto Mobility Expo! That’s right, there are only 95 days until the top auto mobility players will gather in Columbus, Ohio.

June 4, 2021

BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT Announce Transformative Mobility Venture

Today, BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT announced a new venture to accelerate innovation in the auto mobility industry. According to the press release, one significant opportunity of the venture will be greater integration of the design process with significant potential for enhanced safety, quality, and reliability for the disability community…

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 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.