Accessibility & Travel


Access4Kids

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.

Airline Employees Now Have Training Program on Wheelchair Service

Open Doors Organization (ODO) introduced the Aviation Access Certification Program in October to improve the quality of services of airline wheelchair service employees nationwide.

Carolines Cart

Shopping Cart for Kids With Special Needs Debuts in 7 States

Cart offers additional postural support and positioning.

VMI Patriotic Honda Odyssey

VMI Salutes Veterans With Patriotic Honda Odyssey Conversion

In support of U.S. military veterans, Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, has released a limited edition Patriotic Honda Odyssey with the Northstar conversion.

Housing America's Veterans Act of 2012 Seeks to Fund Home Repair, Rehabilitation

A proposed bill, H.R. 6381, is currently being considered to enable nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and repair the homes of veterans with disabilities and low income

VMI to Offer Wheelchair-Accessible Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Motor Sales and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, have inked an agreement that will allow VMI to make conversions of the Toyota Sienna.

Senior Driver

NIH Launches New Web Site for Senior Drivers

The National Institute on Aging at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have teamed up to help families answer the important question, Is it still safe to drive?

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Reinventing the Wheel

The Latest Advances in Wheelchair Technology and Mobility Equipment

Take a look at this year’s hottest new products.

Davert Family and VMI Honda Odyssey with Northstar Conversion

Ticket to an Accessible Ride

Family Who Didn’t Expect to Win NMEDA Local Heros Accessible Van Says Experience Was Inspiring

Missy and Ken Davert were handed the keys to a brand-new 2012 Honda Odyssey with VMI’s Northstar conversion on July 19.

First-class airplane seat

Premium Airplane Seats: To Pay or Not to Pay?

The Mobility Project checked with the major domestic airlines to find out their policies regarding reserved seating for wheelchair users.

NAHB Analysis Shows Even Geographic Distribution of People 55 or Older

According to a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analysis of government data, the geographic distribution of people 55 or older is fairly even across the country.

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ADA Celebrates 22 Years

Legislation Started in 1990 Helps Create Equal Opportunities and Access for All People With Disabilities

July 26 marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1990, the act was signed into law and marked a step toward creating equal opportunities and public access for people with disabilities.

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The Swim Is Near

Justice Department Sets New Deadline for Public Pools to Comply With New ADA Guidelines

Existing public swimming pools must comply with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design by Jan. 31, 2013.