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    The Lowdown on Low-Speed Vehicles

    low speed vehicles

    With the plethora of vehicles in today’s market, it can often be overwhelming to make a decision. However, depending on where you live, there’s a less common option you might want to consider.

    A Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) is exactly what it sounds like—a vehicle that travels at low speeds. At first you may think of something similar to a golf cart or off-road utility vehicle; and you’d be correct because those are part of the LSV category. However, a LSV goes beyond these options, branching into street-legal vehicles that resemble cars more than recreational vehicles. Read More →

    It’s a Walk in the Park: Finding Wheelchair Accessible Parks Near You

     

    wheelchair accessible trails

    With a mobility vehicle, the world is your oyster. Maneuvering is swift and easy on busy streets and in quiet suburbs; parks are no exception. The National Parks Service is a great agency and resource, abiding by the Americans with Disabilities Act (and other laws) while advocating for accessible trails for all. For accessibility, it helps to know what types of trails there are to ensure a successful visit.

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    Take Your Wheelchair Accessible Van on These Accessible Valentine’s Day Dates

    accessible valentines day dates

    For some, Valentine’s Day is a special day spent with a significant other, but loved family members and friends also make for a great reason to spend time with people you care about. With a mobility vehicle, there are endless possibilities when it comes to planning the perfect day with those closest to you. The following are a few date night ideas your wheelchair van can get you to and that are handicap accessible.
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    Winter Maintenance for Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)

    Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Maintenance

    With the winter months here, it’s important to make sure your adaptive vehicle is in good shape to maximize protection and prevent breakdowns brought on by cold weather conditions. Here are some key items we recommend having checked on your wheelchair accessible vehicle to keep it running at its best and avoid the inconvenience of being stranded outside and emergency repairs.

    Get Your Battery Tested

    Cold weather can dramatically reduce the strength of your mobility vehicle’s battery. It’s important to have your battery tested to insure it’s fully charged. This is especially true if your battery is over two years old. And don’t forget to have your battery cables, posts and fasteners inspected. The cables should be in good shape and firmly connected to the battery. Read More →

    Ramping up Wheelchair Access across Canada

    Wheelchair Access Canada

    Universal accessibility and ensuring persons with disabilities are able to freely and comfortably navigate throughout a space is a major objective for the future of Canadian businesses. Although businesses in Ontario legally have until 2025 to implement the mandated provisions for built-environment accessibility, a non-profit group has decided to skip the wait and take matters into their own hands. Read More →

    In-Floor vs Fold-Out Ramps in Mobility Vehicles

    In Floor vs. Fold Out Ramps

    Perhaps the most important part of choosing a new (or used) wheelchair accessible vehicle is determining how you, or your passengers with disabilities, will enter and exit the vehicle. Wheelchair ramps are great, affordable and flexible options for those interested in handicap accessible vehicles, as they provide an easy to use loading and unloading solution that are as safe and secure as they are convenient.

    If you believe wheelchair ramps are the right option for your transportation needs, the following will shed some light on the types of ramps available for conversions and the unique benefits they each provide. Read More →

    What’s the Right Mobility Vehicle for You?

    mobility vehicles

    Having a safe and reliable method of transportation can make going about your day more comfortable while eliminating stress. If you, or a loved one, live with a disability, choosing the right type of vehicle to be your main source of accessible transportation can not only impact your time on the road, it can also set you up for a healthier future by getting rid of risks that rise from riding or driving a vehicle that’s not built for your needs. Read More →

    Four Ways to Instantly Improve Your Mood

    Improve Your Mood

    We all have days when every traffic light is seemingly plotting against us, tasks are difficult and time is simply not on our side. On days like those, even the smallest things can seem like giant obstacles in getting through our day. The next time you’re feeling overwhelmed by the stresses of life, try these mood boosters to liven up your day.
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    3 Ways to Make a Wheelchair Accessible Van More Affordable 

    Affordable Wheelchair Vans

    A handicap van can provide a little freedom for a person with a disability or someone caring for a loved one with mobility limitations. It’s hard to put a price on the freedom these vehicles can provide, however the fact remains that vans, conversions and specialized equipment all come with some costs. Fortunately, there are a number of ways that make these vehicles more affordable and get you one step closer to driving independence. Read More →

    New York Updates the Handicap Symbol

     

    Handicap Symbol

    You see them in parking lots, bathrooms, license plates and public transportation. It’s easily recognizable, yet most don’t think about them too much. It’s the handicap symbol, and in New York it’s getting a fresh look after 45 years.

    What started as an illegal art project in Rhode Island by Sara Hendren and Brian Glenney soon transformed into a movement for change recognized by the government. Their original idea was to liven up the “stiff, robotic” look into a more active and human looking symbol. The message is to get away from presenting the look as a disability, and rather show that it is still a person in the chair who is still moving forward.

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