Accessibility & Travel


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.

Debbie Grazioso

Perspectives

Aging-in-Place Honoree Talks About Importance of Accessible Homes

Debbie Grazioso, CAPS, owner of P&D Remodeling, Middletown, N.Y., was selected for her work as a certified aging-in-place specialist (CAPS) at the 2012 International Builders' Show. She talks about how the CAPS designation gave her the skills to help people stay in their homes regardless of age or ability level through design modifications.

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.

Apartment and ramp

Is Accessible Apartment Living Possible?

Tips for Making Your Rental Mobility Ready

Learn what steps to take to make your apartment more accessible.

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.

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.

Conquest

Conquest Adds Adventure to Wheelchair-Accessible Auto Options

Makers of Conquest target wheelchair users looking for a motorcycle.

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.