Sunday, March 29, 2020

Tag: accessible vehicles

All Wheels Up

Published: March 20, 2019

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.

Winnebago debuts new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

Published: January 16, 2019

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.

Two pilots in wheelchairs create history in UAE

Published: December 5, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

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.

Driving with a Spinal Cord Injury

Published: August 31, 2018

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.

Adaptive Automotive Equipment Options for People with Spinal Cord Injuries

Published: January 25, 2018

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.

App helps drivers in wheelchairs get help at the gas pump

Published: July 28, 2017

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.

Quadriplegic racing driver Nathalie McGloin visits college with specialised facilities

Published: September 29, 2016

nathalie-mcgloin-with-motorsport-studentsThe 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.

Vantage Mobility International (VMI)

Published: September 13, 2016
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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.

Which Wheelchair Conversion Van is Right for Me?

BraunAbility® and Permobil Announce Joint Research and Development Venture

Published: June 22, 2016

braunability-and-permobilThe 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.

Costco Auto Program Announces New Mobility Vehicle Offerings for Costco Members

Published: May 17, 2016

costco-auto-programCostco Auto Program today announced an exclusive partnership with BraunAbility, the world’s leading manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Costco members in eight select markets will receive low, prearranged pricing on new or pre-owned mobility vehicles, as well as discounts on adaptive equipment and mobility component parts and service.* *Available in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NV, OR, Utah and WA.

Designed to meet the needs of Costco members who face physical challenges, the Costco Auto Program BraunAbility partnership aims to provide easy vehicle entry for every passenger and driver. The mobility program offers a wide range of options including wheelchair vans with side-entry or rear-entry ramps, wheelchair lifts and various adaptive driving components. BraunAbility’s wheelchair accessible vehicles include the Ford Explorer MVX, the world’s first wheelchair accessible SUV, and minivans, including Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna.

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