Accessibility & Travel


Barrier-Free Shower from Liners Direct

Products for a Barrier-Free Home

A Roundup of 2012 Universal Design Offerings From the International Builders’ Show

Although the audience of this particular show is the home builder, many companies had plenty to choose from for the do-it-yourselfer. And if you’re in the market to hire a contractor to build your own accessible or universally designed space or upgrade your current space, it pays to be on top of the latest offerings in the market.

Rise Above book cover

Book Review

In ‘Rise Above,’ Braun Offers Challenge to Readers

Story of Ralph W. Braun is a compelling story of facing life's challenges.

FTA Announces Transportation Grant Availability

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced a grant opportunity for the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative II.

Preview of Study Findings Shows Intersection Between Health/Wellness and Transportation

The research team worked with medical transportation data provided by LogistiCare, which manages more than 26 million medically necessary transports each year.

NAHB Honors CAPS Designees at 2012 International Builders' Show

The 2011 Designee of the Year award winner for Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) of the Year was Debbie Grazioso, CAPS, owner of P&D Remodeling, Middletown, N.Y.

Mike Savicki

9-Time Gold Medalist and Multi-Sport Wheelchair Athlete Named Spokesman for National Mobility Awareness Month

Mike Savicki, a triathlete with quadriplegia, has been named spokesman for National Mobility Awareness Month, a new celebration in May that encourages people with disabilities to live active, mobile lifestyles.

Conquest

Conquest Adds Adventure to Wheelchair-Accessible Auto Options

Makers of Conquest target wheelchair users looking for a motorcycle.

VMI minivan conversion

2012 Automotive Access Lineup: Wheelchair-Accessible Minivans

If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, chances are you’ve considered the minivan, know for its roominess. The Mobility Project spoke to two of the largest companies for wheelchair-accessible minivan conversions, BraunAbility and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), to see how the 2012 options stack up.

National Mobility Awareness Month to Shine Spotlight on Auto Accessibility

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA), automotive manufacturers, adaptive equipment manufacturers, automotive dealers and clinicians have joined forces to launch the first-ever National Mobility Awareness Month in May 2012.

CCI dog opening door

Service Dogs Help People With Mobility Issues Get Moving

Dogs offer a lot of benefits for people with mobility challenges. If you're considering a service animal, here's what you need to know.

Rosana and Domino

Perspectives

Meet Rosana and Her Service Dog Domino

Rosana talks about how her service dog helps her cope with mobility challenges.

Timberley

Perspectives

Meet Lisa and Her Service Dog Timberly

Lisa talks about how her service dog helps her cope with mobility challenges.

VMI Joins with PVA to Offer Operation Independence Program

Program seeks to educate veterans about adapted automotive vehicles and an auto allowance grant.

Vantage Mobility Launches New Web Site

New site functions emphasize the improved quality of life that accessible vehicles can offer.

Paul Schulte

Perspectives

Viewing a Chair as an Advantage

Paul Schulte discusses his choice for wheelchair.

Bert Burns

Perspectives

Planning for the Future: Equipment Needs

Wheelchair user Bert Burns evaluates his mobility needs as he ages.

Getting Back in the Driver's Seat Following Amputation

Mobility dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists and adaptive automotive equipment can help people with amputations maintain their independence.