This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
As the daughter of baby boomers, I know that my parents will always want to be able to live their lives as fully as possible, even if they face mobility issues. The days of putting mom and dad away in “the home” are over. They want to go shopping, take trips and experience life.
In addition, the Americans With Disabilities Act has changed our sidewalks, roads and businesses for the better. Those who have to use wheelchairs to get around have a lot more options that enable them to fully operate their vehicles, get in and out of their cars with ease and live life as well as any of us could.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is a non-profit trade organization that educates consumers on buying products from an NMEDA-qualified dealer. NMEDA is the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled persons. Members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers are the ones who sell accessible vans and vehicle modifications for the disabled.
No two people with a disability are exactly the same. That’s why you should beware of adapted wheelchair vehicles and mobility devices sold through the Internet or by mail-order. With an NMEDA dealer, you get a personalized evaluation to make sure you get the right driving solution catered to your lifestyle and needs. The NMEDA dealer is also there to help you if you need additional training or product refinements.
NMEDA also has Quality Assurance Program (QAP) dealers. The QAP is the only nationally-recognized accreditation program for the Adaptive Mobility Equipment Industry. It’s based on the idea that in order to consistently satisfy customers, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.
If you visit the NMEDA web site, you can enter your zip code and find a dealer near you. The one nearest to me is Presidential Conversions, which is also a QAP dealer.
Do you currently or does someone you know use or need accessible vehicles or modifications? What benefits have they provided? Also, feel free to just comment with the closest dealer to you.