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Tips on Properly Anchoring Wheelchairs in Mobility Vehicles

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Vehicles that are not accessible are designed with a safety bubble comprised of firmly anchored seats, seat belts and a belt restraint system to protect the upper and lower torso, and air bags to protect you in the event of a crash. This “cone…
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Finding the NMEDA Dealer Who’s Right for You

When you are in the market for a handicap accessible vehicle, the mobility dealership you choose can make the transaction easy going or a challenge. Considering the level of investment buying a car can be, choosing the most qualified dealer…
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Helpful Mobility Gadgets Under $50

Our abilities may change with age and time. Every day tasks like getting in/out of a vehicle or turning on a stove can be a challenge or exhausting, but there are certain devices, gadgets, and gizmos available that can help make life a little…
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Increasing Accessibility for Drivers With Disabilities

Recent studies have shown that nearly one billion people worldwide live with at least one disability. This conclusion has caused some of the world’s leading engineers and technologists to create new ways to better accommodate drivers with…
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Tips on Hiring People With Disabilities

According to a recent study, less than 1/5th of the population with disabilities in America is gainfully employed. Although that statistic is quite staggering, there are companies that are making a conscious effort towards incorporating more…
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How the Internet of Things Enhances Mobility Vehicle Modifications

We're almost to a point where the Internet is everywhere, permeating larger sections of our lives daily. Our adoption of a fully connected world has paved the way for several advancements in the realm of mobility vehicles and the way they're…
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Fashion Designed With Abilities in Mind

For people living with disabilities, tasks like buttoning a shirt cuff can become an everyday challenge. There's a group of clothing companies, though, that have designed collections that focus on making daily tasks seem less daunting. Making…

31 Veterans to Represent the U.S. in the Paralympics

It was recently announced that 31 veterans from across the country have been selected to represent the United States in the Paralympics, starting September 7, in Rio de Janeiro. Each athlete has persevered in the face of tremendous adversity;…
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5 Steps to Buying a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (Infographic)

Whether you’re a caregiver or a person with a disability in need of reliable, safe transportation options, NMEDA and our Quality Assurance Program™ accredited dealers can help you get on the road securely and confidently. In fact, your local…
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Students With Disabilities: Achieving Success in College

Making the transition from high school to college can be a challenge for any student. But for students with physical disabilities who are used to having assistance the transition can be especially difficult. With that, a disability need not…