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    Abilities Expo 2014

    Abilities Expo 2014

    Join In on the “Abilities Expo 2014″

    Don’t Miss the Last Legs of the Abilities Expo 2014

    Offering free workshops and an exhibit hall filled with the latest in mobility and adaptive technologies, the Abilities Expo has been providing information and assistance to persons with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professionals since 1979. With the goal of bringing a variety products and services to help those with disabilities live more fulfilling lives together under one roof, this event is sure to enrich the lives of all who attend. Read More →

    The Importance of Regular Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

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    The Importance of Regular Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

    Whether it’s an oil change or tire rotation, regularly servicing your wheelchair accessible vehicle can help save you time and money, as well as keep you safe on the road. Just as our bodies begin to show the signs of aging, cars, SUVs and vans also can experience diminished performance as time passes. Due to this natural process, it’s vital to get your vehicle checked out by professionals in order to ensure your vehicle’s longevity. Read More →

    Teens with Disabilities: Learning to Drive A Handicap Accessible Vehicle

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    The majority of teenage kids will assert that learning to drive not only makes for an exciting experience but also marks a very important moment in life – moving a step closer towards achieving independence. Teens living with a disability are not exempt from this feeling. When it’s time to teach your child to drive, there are a few important things to keep in mind to ensure your child’s safety and the safety of others on the road. Read More →

    Helping First Time Disabled Drivers with Mobility Equipment Master the Road


    First time disabled drivers with mobility equipment face unique milestones and considerations when preparing for the road. Parents and caregivers must seriously consider if they feel their child or loved one with a disability is adequately prepared for driver education. While that is a decision for each party to make individually, we offer advice for those who would like to begin preparing for the day their loved one takes the wheel. Read More →

    The New Year Brings New Traffic and Vehicle Maintenance Laws

    With the New Year, comes new traffic and vehicle maintenance laws. The freedom that driving delivers, also bears great responsibility, so please see this selection of new laws for the roadways: Read More →

    Parking Permitted, Right?

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    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 more readily.

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    Secure Your Mobility Independence with a Driver’s License


    The desire to drive and be independent can become a reality for many people with disabilities. But, just like any driver, before you can get behind the wheel of a wheelchair accessible vehicle or modified vehicle, you must receive your driver’s license.

    As discussed in previous posts, a person with a physical disability must go through a certification process to operate an accessible vehicle, but before you can go through the on-road assessment portion of the evaluation it’s required that you have a valid driver’s license or learner’s permit. You cannot be denied the opportunity to apply due to a disability, but you may be given a restricted license based on the use of adaptive devices. Read More →

    Going Green with Fuel Efficient Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

     

    Hitting the open road can prove to be costly when looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle. In your efforts to cut costs without compromising on quality, be sure to consider the fuel-economy or efficiency of the auto you’re eyeing. Curbing your long-term spending on gas can alleviate the stress of the initial purchase and conversion costs. Not to mention you’ll be helping to save the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. While options may seem limited now, manufacturers are making strides in motivating wheelchair users towards purchasing better-performing vehicles. They may even be more stylish than your average minivan. Read More →

    Getting Gas is Getting Easier

    For drivers with disabilities, a trip to the gas station is inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst, but we are starting to see – on a rather small level but significant nonetheless – more counties take action to make fueling up less of a hassle.

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    Get All the Mileage You Can

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    As gas can be a bit of challenge to get for drivers with disabilities, you’ll want to make sure your accessible vehicle can get all the mileage possible before stopping to refuel. Below is a list of some vehicles that are great for conversions and their respective mileages to help you choose which is best for your needs. Read More →