Accessibility & Travel


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.

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Shopping Cart for Kids With Special Needs Debuts in 7 States

Cart offers additional postural support and positioning.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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Do You Qualify?

VMI’s Operation Independence Connects Veterans to VA Funding for Accessible Vehicles

If you’re a veteran considering purchasing a wheelchair-accessible vehicle but are fretting about the cost of the conversion, Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has a message for you: You might qualify for federal grants that would put you in a vehicle with no money out of pocket.

NMEDA Announces Winners of Local Heroes Program

Alberto Cruz, of Willimantic, Conn., Ken Davert, of Bay City, Mich., and Ron Miner, of Frankfort, Ill., have won the National Mobility Awareness Month Local Heroes contest.