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Get All the Mileage You Can

  As gas can be a bit of challenge to get for drivers with disabilities, you’ll want to make sure your accessible vehicle can get all the mileage possible before stopping to refuel. Below is a list of some vehicles that are great for…
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Operating Handicap Accessible Vehicles Requires a Driver Certification for Disabled: Part 2

Once you’ve completed your clinical evaluation, it’s time for an on-road assessment in a handicap accessible vehicle. This is where the driver rehabilitation specialist will evaluate your ability to drive a vehicle with adaptive equipment…
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Operating Handicap Accessible Vehicles Requires a Driver Certification for Disabled: Part 1

The desire to drive and be independent can become a reality for many people with disabilities. The range of wheelchair accessible vehicles and vehicle modifications available to those who want to drive makes it possible for just about everyone,…
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People With Disabilities: Learn to Drive from the Experts

If you have been recently injured and want to drive an accessible or handicap car or van, your physician may recommend (and your state may require) driver training by a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist before you can take the wheel of that vehicle. Actually,…
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Canadian International Auto Show Runs through Feb. 26

That fresh new car smell is in the air as Spring ushers in auto shows all over the world, and Canada is no exception. The 2012 Canadian International Auto Show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s two buildings opened Feb. 17 and runs…
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Entry and Exit Options for Drivers with Disabilities

  Depending on their ability, drivers with disabilities who use a wheelchair have a big decision: Picking an option for getting into and out of the drivers seat of a wheelchair accessible vehicle that best suits their needs. With a little…
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Travel Often? Consider an Accessible RV!

We read a lot about handicap minivans and full-size vans, but how about an accessible RV? If you travel often and find accessible hotels not so wheelchair friendly or you have a distaste of flying, an accessible motorhome could be a solution.…
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Tips on Choosing Automotive Features for People with Arthritis

  Wheelchair accessible vans are not just for people with disabilities. An accessible vehicle can ease the pain of driving if you suffer from arthritis or other joint diseases. It’s the little things about your car that can be excruciating—like…
gas pump regulations for people with disabilities

ADA Has New Rules for Pumping Gas for People with Disabilities

  Effective March 15, 2012, any gas pump with reach heights of operable parts over 54 inches above the driving surface will be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), putting the station owner at risk of fines or lawsuits.…
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High-Tech Convenience: The Smart Key

We all appreciate the remote that locks and unlocks our cars. It’s great for individuals with disabilities who use wheelchair accessible or handicap vans or seniors with arthritis. But now there are “smart keys” (fobs) that do even more—and…