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Good News for Those Using Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Labor Department Shows Employment Gain for Americans with Disabilities More Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are flooding the highways these days. While the jobless rate for the general population seems to have hit a plateau, the employment landscape for Americans with disabilities shows that "promise" is the word for 2013. Experts tout systems like the Ticket to Work program, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and the Americans with Disabilities Act for the rise in opportunities being given to individuals with disabilities in the workplace today.

Nike’s Slam Dunk With Accessible Shoes

When you think of shoes, you may not consider them as wheelchair accessible vehicles, but in a very big way, they are. In August of 2012, Matthew Walzer, a 17-year-old with cerebral palsy from Parkland, Florida, wrote an impassioned letter to Nike CEO, Mark Parker, asking for accessible shoes designed for people with disabilities. Little did he know, the letter would soon turn his dream of accessible shoes into a reality.
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Parking Permitted, Right?

Luckily, there are parking permissions in place for those with disabilities. Not only does such parking allow for easier access to store fronts and by offering closer proximity, but enlarged parking spaces also accommodate adaptive vehicles…

Making Sense of Mobility Terms

  If you have recently become a person with disabilities in a wheelchair or a senior with reduced strength that makes driving difficult, the jargon of the mobility industry is probably confusing. Terms like “accessible van” and “side…
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NMEDA Members Donate Converted Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

May is National Mobility Awareness Month. In hopes of raising awareness and showing the world that there are mobility solutions available to seniors and people with disabilities, six members of National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association…
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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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You Can Win an Adapted Vehicle during National Mobility Awareness Month

National Mobility Awareness Month is the inaugural May celebration that encourages people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles. To spread the word, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) will be looking for…
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3 Best Times to Buy an Accessible Vehicle

When is the best time to buy a new (or new to you) accessible or handicap vehicle? Some folks like to get a new vehicle every 3 to 5 years. More budget-minded people say mid-February through early June is the best time because we get income…
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Auto Show to Feature Van Conversions for People with Disabilities

The 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) opens to the public on Jan. 14 in Detroit featuring the Mobility Center, a new exhibit aimed at showing off products that help people with disabilities. The Mobility Center will showcase…
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How to Afford a Used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

  Among people with disabilities, especially wheelchair users, one of the most talked about subjects is the price of a wheelchair accessible vehicle. A shiny new van can be out of range for many consumers on fixed incomes. But a used wheelchair…