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Save the Dates for Abilities Expo 2012

  In 2012, the Abilities Expo has scheduled 6 exhibitions across the country for people with disabilities. The first will be in Atlanta Feb. 17-19. This unique exhibition displays the latest accessible products and services to people…
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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…
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Benefits of Buying an Accessible Vehicle from a NMEDA QAP Member

Buying a wheelchair accessible vehicle isn’t like buying a car off the lot. Cars on the lot—even accessible ones—probably don’t have the exact equipment your disabilities call for; the dealership usually doesn’t have a salesman…
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Tips to Help Overcome the Fear of Driving

  Seniors, people with disabilities and those with other challenges can have not only physical problems to overcome, but mental or emotional ones when driving. We feel anxious, overwhelmed and terrified of getting lost, which can develop…

Tips on Finding Roadside Assistance to Fit Your Needs

When your vehicle dies on the road or you have a flat tire or dead battery, you need help, especially if you are a person with disabilities. Thank goodness for roadside assistance. But finding the ideal company requires some digging as no two…
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Get Back on the Road with a Wheelchair Motorcycle!

If your disability has prevented you from feeling the wind on your face from atop your favorite motorcycle, you can have the bike converted or get a “trike kit” and modify it. Adaptive systems allow riders with a variety of right and/or…
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Reminder: Wheelchair Safety While Driving or Riding

If you use a wheelchair, you probably know how to get into and out of a car safely. You’ve seen a certified driver rehabilitation specialist and know the rules. But it doesn’t hurt to go over them periodically, and perhaps correct some bad…

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…