The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
Transportation is the key to freedom and NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.
Driving Independence for People with Disabilities
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. All members work together to improve transportation options for people with disabilities.
Making Mobility Accessible
NMEDA was originally formed as an association of mobility equipment dealers in the state of Florida. In 1989, membership opened up to mobility dealers on a national scale and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association was established. Our organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of quality transportation for people with disabilities. Today, we have grown to more than 600 members – including mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other mobility industry professionals – with the bulk of our network of mobility experts located in the United States and Canada.
Our ultimate mission is to unify and improve the mobility equipment industry and help people with disabilities lead happy, healthy and more mobile lifestyles through the use of quality wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Our Impact on the Mobility Industry
As an association, NMEDA works to establish industry standards on the safety, reliability and accessibility of adaptive mobility equipment and raise awareness of the variety of options available to those living with disabilities. Each NMEDA member is required to adhere to the safety standards of Transport Canada and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and to follow the guidelines set forth by NMEDA. Additionally, all NMEDA dealer members are required to participate in the Quality Assurance Program™ (QAP).
The Quality Assurance Program is a recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry developed to promote quality, dependability, and safety within the industry. QAP is the only program of this nature developed for the mobility equipment industry and participation ensures mobility equipment installation is consistent with the highest guidelines of professionalism available in the industry.
NMEDA Hall of Fame
In 2011 NMEDA established the Hall of Fame in order to honor those who have contributed so selflessly to establishment and growth of the Automotive Mobility Industry. This did not happen without initiative and leadership from a number of different individuals in all areas of the business. Therefore, we feel it is time to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to supplying freedom and independence to so many special people.