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Community and Internet Resources


Adaptive Technology Transportation/Mobility


National

Able People Foundation.org is an on-line network that empowers people with disabilities to easily find and obtain Mobility and Assistive products that support them iniving a more independent life. They maintain a searchable website which allows visitors to search for assistive products, manufacturers and dealers. The site also offers numerous resource links to related websites and organizations.

New Sign ChairDex is a website about wheelchairs. They do not buy or sell wheelchairs and have no relationships with wheelchair manufacturers or retailers. They describe the types of chairs, the history of wheelchairs, common accessories and maintenance of wheelchairs. There are many exciting developments in wheelchair design going on now. Wheelchair athletes have formed a thriving community and they also present resources for people who use wheelchairs. Further, they discuss the effect of the Americans with Disabilities Act on design of facilities to accommodate wheelchairs. They offer a resource page for wheelchair manufacturers and many other resources for wheelchair users.

Frank Mobility Systems, Inc. is a company that designs and manufactures mobility products including a wheelchair that can easily ascend and descend stairs, motorized controls for manual wheelchairs, and a bicycle with an attached wheelchair. For more information, visit their website or call (888) 426-8581.

Just Walkers provides quality mobility products for people of all ages. From rollators to canes, to wheelchairs, you're sure to find exactly what you need. They understand the importance of choosing the perfect walking aid to fit your needs. With this in mind, they offer only the best mobility products, parts, and accessories including detailed information about each product to help you with your decision. They serve those who seek information and assistance in determining which walking aid works best for you. Order or send e-mail from their website or Phone:1-888-986-0660 / Fax:(301) 776-0716 or Mail Orders & General Correspondence to: Just Health Shops, 11840 West Market Place, Suite H, Fulton, MD 20759

LEVO is a company that designs and manufactures wheelchairs that include features that allow the user to stand. This feature will provide increased independence, extended reach, safety, and convenience, all of which may ultimately result in increased work and lifestyle options. They offer several models that can easily meet the specific needs of both adults and children. For more information about these products, visit their website or call (770) 486-0033.

Mobility-Advisor.com serves as an educational guide on wheelchair options, mobility resources and recreational outlets that enhance the lives of individuals of all ages who need mobility assistance. Whether you are looking for insights on wheeled mobility options, lifts and other accessories, organizations that serve people with disabilities, wheelchair sports, or great vacation ideas, this site can point you in the right direction.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has authored a helpful brochure, "Adapting Motor Vehicles for Persons with Disabilities." The brochure provides a detailed outline designed to assist consumers in evaluating their needs, in selecting the right vehicle and in selecting a qualified dealer to perform the necessary modifications. Additional helpful information is provided on cost saving techniques. The brochure also lists several organizations that can be contacted for further information or assistance. The brochure can either be downloaded from the NHTSA website or can be obtained by calling (202) 366-9550.

Mobility-Solutions provides custom-made adaptive mobility equipment including sports products.

Mobility Works, is a national automobile dealership that offers full range of new and used accessible vans and adaptive equipment. Adaptive features include wheelchair lifts, hand controls, power seats, raised roofs and doors, ramps and more. For more information, visit the website or to find the location nearest you.

New Heights Wheelchair System "Available exclusively from Bromac Assistive Technology, the new heights wheelchair was developed to resolve the single greatest problem encountered by all wheelchair users, which is that of being stuck at one level, and not being able to access things in a world that was designed for people who could stand. This wheelchair is designed as a general purpose utility wheelchair, to be used in, and for, your day to day living and transportation. With it, you can go anyplace and do anything that you can with any standard conventional wheelchair, however, this wheelchair will also change your life. This wheelchair is designed to easily, and temporarily elevate you, at the push of a button, from a standard seated height, to a height greater than that of a person standing, or any height in between. It will do this safely and securely, while remaining within the same size and performance constraints as any standard conventional wheelchair. " For more information on pricing, contact the company from their website.

Ricon Group is a company that specializes in designing and manufacturing wheelchair lifts for vehicles. They also manufacture related accessories such as automatic door openers, power seat bases and lower-floored mini-vans. For more information about these products and more, visit their website or call (800) 322-2884.

Stand Aid of Iowa is a company that develops and manufactures several products aimed at increasing the mobility of individuals with physical disabilities. Their product's include Stand Aid, a wheelchair that is designed allow its user to stand, fully supported; Roll Aid, a wheelchair accessory that turns an ordinary manual wheelchair into a motorized one; and Falcon Scooter, a product that provides its user freedom and increased mobility at home, work, shopping, or on vacation. For more information about these products, visit their website or call (712) 324-2153.

United Access is a company that provides mobility technology for individuals with disabilities. Their assistive products include custom-made vans, used vans, and rental vans as well as a variety of adaptive products for driving and transportation. You can reach United Access at 866-727-1010 or at info@unitedaccess.com.

Vantage Mobility International find wheelchair accessible vans, both new & used, from Vantage Mobility International, the only manufacturer of the patented Northstar in-floor ramp & Access 360 mobility van conversions. Their website offers information on financing your wheelchair accessible van and van conversion, veterans, other programs and national disability organizations that may assist you. They offer a search by zip code of dealers of accessible vans and accessible van conversions nearest you. Select manufacturer, such as Toyota, Honda, Chrysler/Dodge, or full size or mini-vans.

Viewpoint Mobility manufactures a rear-entry minivan conversion called the Vision. This modification can be done on several minivans, including Chrysler, Ford and GM. The website gives detailed information on the modification, safety and testing information, a photo album, and a how to request more information. Visit their website or call (877)368-6022.


State Listings


Colorado

Adaptive AutoMobility is a company specializing in new and used wheelchair accessible minivans, vans and vehicle equipment (driving aids) designed specifically for people with limited mobility. They also repair accessible vehicles. Financing is available. They are National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association member and Quality Assurance Program certified. This company serves Colorado state with locations in Denver and Colorado Springs. This business serves individuals/families looking for accessible vehicles and driving equipment for purchase or repair services for these vehicles. This website includes listings of new and used vehicles, information on repair service and financing, and services for veterans, and driving aids. This company offers liason services for veterans to help them obtain funding authorization for vehicles and driving equipment. The website lists a few additional resources for persons with mobility impairments on topic - direct link from "About Us" page. To contact this company, write to or visit Adaptive AutoMobility, 333 East 76th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229 Fax: 303-288-0366 Phone: 303-288-0140 Toll Free: 877-864-8267 / Colorado Springs: 6285 Corporate Drive Colorado Springs, CO 80919 Fax: 719-590-1401 Phone: 719-590-1400 Toll Free: 877-590-8267 or send e-mail: Link to "Contact Us" page or use their contact form

Pennsylvania

VCI Mobility offers new and used wheelchair vans and mobility equipment to personal and commercial users. VCI has a wide variety of wheelchair buses, handicap vans and ambulettes to give freedom back to those with disabilities and special needs.
VCI Mobility - Norristown Location - 925 South Trooper Rd, Norristown, PA 19403, Toll Free: 800-784-8267, Phone: 610-666-9100, Fax: 610-666-9102.
VCI Mobility — Bethlehem Location - 6475 Ruch Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017, Toll Free: 888-837-6630, Phone: 610-837-0707, Fax: 610-837-4933.


Wisconsin

Mobility Works, located at N8 W22195 Johnson Drive, Waukesha, Wisconsin, is an automobile dealership that offers full range of new and used accessible vans and adaptive equipment. Adaptive features include wheelchair lifts, hand controls, power seats, raised roofs and doors, ramps and more. For more information, visit the website or call (800) 649-3434 or Toll Free General Inquiries: 1-877-275-4930.


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