With the new 5-Star Safety Ratings System of 2011 and 2012, it is safer for seniors and those with disabilities to drive. High-tech safety features can help drivers avoid accidents altogether. Starting with 2011 models, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star...

Traveling for those with a disability can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be overly so with careful planning and preparation. Following are 5 fabulous travel destinations to consider for nature lovers with disabilities: Captain Cook’s Lookout at Hat Head National Park has magnificent lookout has panoramic views throughout...

Drivers with disabilities can have enlarged mirrors on their vehicles to detect blind spots and even radar-enabled blind spot detection devices to enhance their driving safety, but on Dec. 3, 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a new safety regulation that would effectively make rear-view cameras mandatory equipment...

  Are you a safe driver? Discount! Are you married? Discount! Is your vehicle modified in any way? Oops. Modified vehicles send up red flags to insurance companies. They automatically link “modified” with activities like street racing, and can then legally hike premiums or deny coverage. Make sure your company...

Purchasing a wheelchair van or having your own vehicle modified for your disabilities is costly. To help our veterans and service members with disabilities, the Veterans Administration offers financial assistance to purchase a new or used vehicle and/or have a vehicle adapted. To purchase a vehicle A grant (up to...

  Five tips will make a caregiver’s duties flow a little smoother: Learning about the condition, having the right equipment, seeking out support groups, accepting help when it is offered and patience, patience, patience. 1. Knowledge is power: When a loved one needs around-the-clock care, learn everything about their condition,...

  People with disabilities need specialized products and services for every aspect of life, but you can’t just go to the nearest mall and find everything. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see it all in one place? Well, you can. Abilities Expo caters to those with disabilities, seniors, families, caregivers,...