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Funding Resources for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment

Although purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle can be expensive, your NMEDA dealer can guide you to programs that may help you. Below are a few general options to research: State Agencies – Every state has a Vocational Rehabilitation…
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Best Cities for the Physically Disabled

Great care and consideration is taken to ensure that your home, automobile and other areas under your control are accessible for physical disabilities, especially if they require and use mobility equipment. Is the same consideration taken in your urban dwelling area? The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation recently looked at 100 of America’s largest cities and ranked them based on wheelchair access and quality of life for people using wheelchairs.
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Tips on Test-Driving a New Vehicle for Comfort

  Test-driving any new vehicle before you buy is a significant part of the purchase decision, especially if you are a senior or have disabilities. Three top criteria are affordability, gas mileage and comfort. Affordability and gas mileage…
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How to Select the Right Size Accessible Vehicle

  We hear a lot of talk about which accessible vehicle to buy. It all depends on your unique mobility needs and your lifestyle. (Do you tote around business equipment, a wheelchair or have tons of friends?) There are several sizes to…

Buyer Beware: Tips on Purchasing Used Products

  Buying used wheelchair parts or van parts may seem like a no-brainer. Just browse eBay or Craigslist. But if the part collapses or fails, you may end up as damaged as the vehicle. The National Center on Accessibility (…
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Pros and Cons of Buying Used Adaptive and Accessible Equipment

For almost every piece of equipment we see new, you can find pre-owned and/or refurbished for a lower price. Sometimes it’s a better piece than we could have afforded new. But there are pros and cons. Some items take more research than…
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Resources of Funding for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment

Wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment prices can run from $5,000 to $60,000+. Thankfully there are ways to help pare that down to an affordable figure. Disability grants and loans, government assistance and other help is available.…

Tips on Buying Your First Accessible Van

You’ve been admiring a van at the local auto dealership and decide it is time to buy your first accessible vehicle. The salesman has a great spiel and suggests that it can be converted to an accessible vehicle nearby. But wait: Does he…
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How to Determine the Best Accessible Vehicle Dealer

When you are in the market for a accessible vehicle, the dealership you choose can make the transaction a dream – or a nightmare. A qualified dealer – one who is experienced in dealing with those with disabilities - can guide you toward…

The 4 Steps to Driving Independence

If you have recently become a person with a disability or you’re a senior and realize your driving skills have declined over the years, don’t self diagnose or speculate about the type of adaptive equipment you may need. There are four…