Assistive Technology Information And Funding

Independent Living Centers These centers provide information and referrals on how to get funding in your area. There are approximately 400 independent living centers around the country. For the name of the one nearest you, contact the National Council on Independent Living Centers by following the link or call voice or TTY, 713.520.0232. Most states have a state independent living council (SILC) that can give you a referral. See the Directory of Centers for Independent Living. (Click […]

Funding Resources for Accessible Vehicles & Adaptive Equipment

Wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment prices can run from $5,000 to $60,000+. Thankfully there are ways to help pare that down to an affordable figure. Disability grants and loans, government assistance and other help is available. You can even use multiple sources. State Agencies – Every state has a Vocational Rehabilitation Dept. Some provide funding for vehicle modifications. Phone numbers for state, federal and county agencies are in your local phone book or Google […]

United Fined for Violating Airline Disability, Tarmac Delay Rules

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined United Airlines $2.75 million for violating the Department’s rules protecting air travelers with disabilities and for violating the Department’s rule prohibiting long tarmac delays.  The airline was ordered to cease and desist from future similar violations. “It is our duty to ensure that travelers with disabilities have access to the services they need, and that when significant tarmac delays happen, travelers are not left on […]

Scaling Up Leadership Training for Women with Disabilities

The Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) is the signature women’s leadership training program of Mobility International USA (MIUSA). “The contributions of the extraordinary women of the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) not only improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities in their home countries, they also play a critical role in combating discrimination, promoting inclusion, and defending human rights the world over.” – Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th U.S. Secretary […]

Pressure Mapping For Wheelchair Users

BY DR. KIRSTEN DAVIN, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS As a parent or caregiver of a child who utilizes a wheelchair, one understands the constant struggle of incorporating comfort, function and safety within a child’s seating system. The threat of skin breakdown or pressure related wounds is real and can create a life-threatening concern if not properly addressed. Today, within the United States, we are seeing more wheelchair users than ever before. Recent estimates suggest at […]

How To Organize International Group Travel For Students With Disabilities

BY ERNST VANBERGEIJK, Ph.D., M.S.W  Most non-disabled adults take for granted the ability to travel overseas for business or pleasure. However, for many teens and young adults with disabilities, the ability to travel independently without their parents is a dream. At best, they may have gone on a holiday with their families. They have never traveled to a foreign country with their friends. The benefits of traveling internationally for students with disabilities are numerous. Not […]

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association

Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, the only American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, is honored to announce being named the first ever “Wheelchair Accessible” automobile in the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Commercial Truck Guide. NADA member dealers must subscribe to the association’s Code of Ethics that outline high principles of transparency, responsibility, professionalism and respectful customer service. Implicit in the […]

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association

Mobility Ventures Recognized by National Automobile Dealers Association Oct 28, 2014 Mobility Ventures Proudly Joins NADA’s Long History of Commitment to Quality and Ethics (SOUTH BEND, Ind.) – Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American vehicle purpose-built and designed from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, is honored to announce being named the first ever “Wheelchair Accessible” automobile in the National Automobile Dealers Association Commercial […]