Accessibility & Travel


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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.

Sam Schmidt, Mike Bruno Join The Braun Corporation

The Braun Corporation has announced that Mike Bruno, of Bruno Independent Living Aids, and Sam Schmidt, of Sam Schmidt Motorsports, have joined the senior management group as strategic investors.

White House Honors Ralph Braun

Last month, Ralph Braun, founder of the Braun Corporation, was honored at the White House as one of 14 Champions of Change.

Chrysler Educates Employees About Vehicle Conversions

Chrysler Group hosted an event at its headquarters to increase employee awareness of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options and debut its new Automobility Program Web site.

Senior woman driving

Seniors: AAA Offers Tips to Improve Driving Safety

A recent American Automobile Association (AAA) poll found that nearly half of seniors worry about losing their freedom and mobility when the time comes for them to transition from driver to passenger. Fortunately, seniors can prolong their ability to drive by following just a few simple steps provided by the AAA.

Housing an Aging Population

Aging Baby Boomers Face Housing Challenges

“Housing an Aging Population – Are We Prepared?” offers a stark look at the housing challenges associated with aging baby boomers.

Patrick Boardman

Choosing a Contractor for Home Accessibility Modifications for Disabilities and Aging

Patrick Boardman discusses the importance of credentialing for home accessibility modifications and what questions you should ask when choosing a contractor.

Newby Vance Mobility

BraunAbility Providers Recognized for Customer Service

The Braun Corporation recently awarded its Ralph Braun Signature Award to six BraunAbility dealerships across the nation.

Ralph Braun

NMEDA Inducts Mobility Leaders Into Industry Hall of Fame

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) has inducted members into the inaugural Hall of Fame.

FEMA

FEMA Discusses Improving Disaster Planning for People with Disabilities

Topics include power charger challenges and effective emergency broadcasts.

Aging Checklist

Is Your City Retirement Ready?

A checklist from the World Health Organization is making it possible for seniors to evaluate their city to see if it is retirement ready.

Honda Odyssey

VMI Unveils 25th Anniversary Honda Odyssey

In conjunction with its 25th anniversary, Vantage Mobility International (VMI), maker of wheelchair-accessible van conversions, has unveiled a 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Honda Odyssey with Northstar conversion.