Tag: accessible vehicles
Purchasing a vehicle, whether brand new or gently used, is something that most people will do within their lifetime. Usually this involves some research, browsing through vehicle listings online, and possibly even visiting a few dealerships and getting behind the wheel. But, for wheelchair users the process also involves a few additional steps that may seem daunting for new buyers. This includes decisions like a side-entry or rear-entry vehicle, an in-floor or folding ramp or lift, and determining whether they will be a driver or passenger of the vehicle. Additionally, wheelchair users have options for hand controls, transfer seats and various securement devices.
The purpose of All Wheels Up, Inc. is to advocate for equality in air travel for those in a wheelchair for mobility and safe seating.
Our Goal is for all those in power chairs, as well as properly modified manual chairs, to independently maneuver themselves onto the plane with dignity. We plan to work with aircraft manufactures and air carriers to look to the future and make appropriate changes for the disabled, just as building owners and other transportation companies have already done due to the ADA.
The campers boast wheelchair lifts, roll-in showers, and wider hallways
With a goal of bringing greater comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs, Winnebago just announced that they are launching three new accessibility-enhanced motorhomes. The new wheelchair-friendly models will be available in three standardized floorplans and will debut this weekend at the Florida RV Supershow. Love campers and trailers? Come join our community group.
According to the the U.S. Census Bureau 2012 report, there are about 3.6 million people over the age of 15 who use a wheelchair, and about 11.6 million people using a cane, crutches or walker to get around.
Duo lands in UAE as part of global mission to raise awareness about disability
Dubai: Two paraplegic pilots on wheelchairs have created history in UAE airspace by landing in Dubai World Central as part of a global Handi-flight mission to raise awareness about disability.
Speaking to Gulf News, which was given exclusive access to the airside to witness the touchdown, the pilots — Mike Lomberg and Guillaume Feral — said Dubai was their sixth stopover in a 40-country tour covering 80,000 kilometres to raise funds for Humanity & Inclusion, an international NGO that is out to combat prejudice and exclusion.
For this video with Aaron Baker, we head to his business, CORE (Center for Restorative Exercise) where he meets up with Steve, Xander and Alex, all whom use hand controls.
This webinar will highlight a range of topics pertaining to adaptive automotive equipment for personal use and information for allied health care practitioners and other stakeholders in understanding and advocating for individuals seeking automotive vehicle modification solutions.
Langley’s Zosia Ettenberg says refuelling in wheelchair impossible without assistance
The simple act of filling a gas tank can be an insurmountable challenge for people who use a wheelchair.
That was the experience of Langley resident Zosia Ettenberg.
“It’s literally impossible for me to pump gas by myself,” Ettenberg told On the Coast host Tanya Fletcher.
“I have to park far enough away from the gas pump to get out, and then go around and have enough space for the wheelchair between the car and the pump,” Ettenberg said.
The world’s first female quadriplegic racing driver paid a visit to students in Southgate to share some wisdom.
Paralysed from the chest down having broken her neck in a car accident at 16, Nathalie McGloin made her racing debut in 2015 and now competes alongside able bodied drivers in her specially adapted Porsche.
She visited Barnet & Southgate College today (September 29) to speak about her experiences and receive a tour of the college’s Learners with Learning Disabilities (LLDD) centre.
With a variety of new and used wheelchair-adapted vehicles available, VMI can accommodate almost any wheelchair user. Each one of our wheelchair-accessible vehicles offers flexibility, interior space and reliability. Whether you want more room, style, entertainment features or just a great value, one of our VMI handicap-accessible minivans can provide it.
The two global leaders in wheelchair and wheelchair accessible vehicle production announce collaboration to integrate mobility technology for individuals with physical disabilities.
Winamac, IN (PRWEB) June 22, 2016 – BraunAbility®, the leading global manufacturer of accessible vehicles, and Permobil, the worldwide leader in power and manual wheelchairs, as well as seating and positioning products, have announced a joint research and development venture to improve the interface between wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vehicles.