Accessibility & Travel


NSM Austin Helps High Schoolers Roll a Mile in Classmate's Shoes

Archer Hadley's project raises funds to install accessible doors and raises awareness of accessibility issues.

New Roadside Assistance Program Will Support MobilityWorks Consumers

Services includes towing and flat-tire repair, but also accessible vehicles to give stranded wheelchair users a lift.

MV-1 U.S. Dealerships Surpass 100 Mark

Manufacturer introduced luxury model earlier this summer.

Future Housing & Transportation Uncertain for Older Americans

New Harvard/AARP report singles out younger Baby Boomers for special concern.

AbleRoad App Seeks Roving Reporters

Reviews of public venues -- accessible or not -- are available for travelers before they hit the road.

West Coast Customs Raptor Yields $250,000 for MobilityWorks Foundation

Customized Ford truck is auctioned off in Dallas for veterans' fund.

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What It's Like...

Choosing the Right Car

Here's how TiLite VP Josh Anderson chose and adapted his new ride.

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What It's Like...

Bladder & Bowel Management in a Busy Day

Bert Berns & Rolling Through Life

NMEDA Accepting Entries for "Local Heroes" Contest

Four “Local Hereos” will win a wheelchair accessible vehicle tailored to their needs as part of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association’s (NMEDA) annual contest.

Mobility Ventures Announces Inaugural List of Dealers

MV-1 manufacturer says it's on schedule for March vehicle deliveries to dealers.

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More Broadway Theaters to Become Wheelchair Accessible

A lawsuit settlement means the bright lights of Broadway will soon be accessible to wheelchair patrons at nine New York theaters.

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FAA Hears Input on Airport Relief Areas for Service Animals

Current policies don't require available areas beyond security checkpoints.

Toyota & VMI Announce Operation Independence Vehicle Winner

Winner is a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

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Show Off

International Builders’ Show Highlights Best of Accessible Design

The International Builders’ Show showcased many of the latest trends in universal design or design that makes it easier for people to live in their homes regardless of age or ability.

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Canadian Museum to Feature Inclusive Design

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is ensuring that every visitor’s experience will include design suited for sensory, physical and cognitive disabilities as well as cultural diversity.

VMI Renews Commitment to PVA, Hires Retired Air Force Lieutenant General

To help strengthen the company’s programs, VMI has extended its relationship with Paralyzed Veterans of America and Mission: ABLE for another year. In addition, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John F. Regni has accepted a position on the VMI board of advisors.

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Built Tough

Accessible Vehicle Providers Share Challenging Cases

Truth be told, there's a lot of creativity that goes into building a modified vehicle. So The Mobility Project asked mobility providers: What stumps you? What are your toughest cases?

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New Device Gives Kids Access to Touchscreen Devices

Georgia Tech researchers created Access4Kids, a wireless input device that uses a sensor system to translate physical movements into fine motor gestures.

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Rub-a-Dub: How Safe Is Your Tub?

Tips and Technology to Make Your Bathroom a Safer Place

Judging by how many people are injured in their bathrooms every year, many, many bathrooms could benefit from a safety overhaul. But every person’s and family’s needs are different. So before you can determine the types of improvements your bathroom needs, here are some things to consider.