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Which Accessible Vehicle Fits Your Particular Disability?

The selection of  vehicles for people with disabilities who also need wheelchair access may not be as varied as the selection for those who do not need a lift or ramp, but there are many makes and models to fit your unique needs. If your…
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Is It Past Time to Have Your Van’s Lift or Ramp Serviced?

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, right? But wait… when is the last time you had adaptive and/or accessible equipment…
Parenting Tips How to Shop for An Accessible Van

Parenting Tips: How to Shop for An Accessible Van

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Wheelchair vans have come a very long way since their humble beginnings. With new mechanical technology being introduced each year, accessible vans have quickly become powerful, reliable equipment for individuals and families living with disabilities. Conversely,…
Vans for Children with Disabilties

Wheelchair Accessible Vans: 4 Things Parents Should Know

Any parent of a child or children with disabilities will tell you, life after kids can be a bit unpredictable, yet incredibly rewarding. The spills and screams can be quickly forgotten with the flash of a smile from your little (or not so little…
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Don’t Miss Abilities Expo March 30-April 1, 2012 in Los Angeles

The Abilities Expo in Los Angeles is scheduled for March 30-April 1 for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals. The Expo tailors thousands of product offerings, free workshops and events…
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3 Best Times to Buy an Accessible Vehicle

When is the best time to buy a new (or new to you) accessible or handicap vehicle? Some folks like to get a new vehicle every 3 to 5 years. More budget-minded people say mid-February through early June is the best time because we get income…
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Rent a Wheelchair Van When…

  With a lot of struggle, you can get a folding wheelchair and a person with mobility challenges into the family sedan, but a wheelchair van with a lift or ramp and a variety of other mobility equipment is much easier and safer. You may…
Affordable Wheelchair Vans

Random (But Important) Tips on Your Accessible Van

  An accessible van is your most important asset when you need to go somewhere. If your handicap van breaks down, you can’t borrow a friend’s van when you have a doctor’s appointment—most friends’ vans don’t have a lift or…
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Don’t Give Up on Getting an Accessible Vehicle

  They can be pricey, but don’t give up on getting that accessible vehicle you need. Pre-owned vans are a very affordable option. If it is not already converted, most of them can be retrofitted with the adaptive equipment you need. Many…
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Is It Past Time to Have Your Van’s Lift or Ramp Serviced?

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, right? But wait… when is the last time you had adaptive and/or accessible…