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Safety Tips on 4-Point Tiedown Wheelchair Securement

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  For people with disabilities, it is vital to remember how to correctly fasten the wheelchair securements in an accessible van. The four-point tiedown secures a wheelchair with four straps attached to the wheelchair at four separate securement…
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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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5 Useful Services for People with Disabilities

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Even with the convenience of owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle to travel about town, sometimes there are just not enough hours in a day to take on everything you need to get done. But, help is available. From food shopping to housework,…
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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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How a Savvy Shopper Chooses a Wheelchair Accessible Van

  Purchasing a mode of transportation is an important event for anyone. For people with disabilities, it means independence, Life Moving Forward. But when you decide to purchase a handicap van, don’t let the rush of excitement overtake…
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For People with Disabilities: U.S. Labor Dept. Sets Historic Hiring Goal

To get to a job, you typically need transportation. If you are a person with disabilities, especially one who requires a wheelchair, you need an accessible or wheelchair van. Without the job, you probably can’t afford to buy a vehicle with…
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Recently Disabled? Where to Start if You Need an Accessible Vehicle

If you have recently become a person with a disability and want to get behind the wheel again and drive, where do you start? You may need specific equipment to get into and out of a vehicle, special equipment if you want to drive, and a luxury…
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Attn: Veterans and People with Disabilities: Virtual Job Fair Scheduled for Nov. 7

HireDS, LLC, a certified disabled owned company promoting the inclusion of our Wounded Warriors, veterans and people with disabilities into mainstream employment, will hold a virtual job fair starting Nov. 7, 2011 and running for 30 days. The…
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Visit the Independence Expo Sept. 23 & 24

Whether you are a senior or a person with disabilities, you’ll find expos are a plethora of valuable resources and innovative products you need under one roof. They’re found across the country—hopefully one near you. In fact there is one…
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Helpful Gadgets Under $50

Our abilities change with age and disabilities. It can be near impossible to do some things. But help is here in the form of gadgets and gizmos. Google the ones you’re interested in. (Prices below are suggested retail and may vary.) HandyBar…