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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…
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For Those Who Need a Little Extra Help with Mobility

TAMPA, FL (April 13, 2015) - For most individuals with partial disabilities who don’t require a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle, there are a number of simple, affordable options that can make life just a little easier.  These options…
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4 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 bit about yourself. Customizing your wheelchair is a great way to express your creativity and personality…
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Look Who’s Cooking!

Ready to take the heat again? Think it's time to get back in the kitchen? Whether you miss tending to a fiery passion for food or you’re tired of day-old delivery, dreams of putting a pan back in your hand can quickly become a reality again. People…
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Making Sense of Mobility Terms

  If you have recently become a person with disabilities in a wheelchair or a senior with reduced strength that makes driving difficult, the jargon of the mobility industry is probably confusing. Terms like “accessible van” and “side…
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Deadline Extended for Mandatory Lifts in Public Pools

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Spring is here. You can’t wait to splash around in that tempting pool while on vacation. But wait! As a person with disabilities, you may need a lift or ramp to get into the water. And not every public swimming pool or hotel pool offers an…
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Auto Show to Feature Van Conversions for People with Disabilities

The 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Jan. 14 in Detroit featuring the Mobility Center, a new exhibit aimed at showing off products that help people with disabilities. The Mobility Center will showcase…
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Learn to Snow Ski with Accessible Equipment

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  Adaptive skiing has become a popular sport for people with disabilities. Using adaptive equipment, adults, children and veterans with disabilities shush through the snow alongside family and friends. You can rent the special equipment…
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San Jose: Last Chance in 2011 to Attend an Abilities Expo

If you missed the other Abilities Expos this year, there’s still one more in 2011. It’s in San Jose, Calif. Nov. 18-20. This unique forum is devoted to wounded veterans, persons recovering from immobilizing accidents, seniors with age-related…
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Portable Wheelchair Ramps Useful in a Variety of Situations

For those with disabilities, many conversion vans and minivans offer either a ramp or lift to get the wheelchair into and out of a vehicle. The lift has its share of fans as they are automated, but the ramp is also popular due to its versatility…