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Obtaining a Driving License for the Physically Handicapped: What You Need to Know

Whether you have recently become disabled or have dealt with a disability your whole life, you may think that driving is out of the question. Disabled driving is very much a real possibility, however. With some special modifications to your …
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What to Know Before Buying a Wheelchair Van: 5 Important Features

Before you purchase a wheelchair van, it’s important to understand exactly what to look for in your next vehicle. Every buyer has different priorities when choosing an accessible ride, but it’s never worth compromising in certain areas. A little bit …
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Vehicle Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers: Gaining Mobility

When a person with disabilities decides it’s time to hit the road, there are no physical limitations to his or her journey. Relatively inexpensive hand controls for disabled drivers have made it easier than ever to get behind the wheel. …
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Camping with Wheelchairs: 5 Tips to Be a Happy Camper

We’re halfway through August, which means summer is coming to an end, and people are trying to squeeze in as much fun as possible before the season changes. If you need a quick and cheap escape, why not opt for …
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Top 10 Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Destinations to Visit

Top 10 Wheelchair Accessible Vacation Destinations to Visit

Sometimes you just know you need a vacation. That goes for everyone, including those with disabilities. When it’s time to visit somewhere new and exciting, once concern is likely to be accessibility. While you might know all of the wheelchair-friendly …
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Girl With Cerebral Palsy

Last Wednesday, the U.S Supreme Court ruled in favor of a young Michigan girl and her family who had originally sued their school district for refusing to allow the girl to bring her service dog to class. The justice ruled …
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Planning for Emergencies That Happen on the Road

Planning for Emergencies That Happen on the Road

Emergency situations can occur at any time on the road, which is why people who own accessible vans need to be prepared to act in event that something should go wrong. Preparation and prevention are the keys to remaining safe …
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MIT Unveils a Wheelchair that Drives Itself

MIT Unveils a Wheelchair that Drives Itself

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a new electric wheelchair model that has one unique perk: the ability to pilot itself. As automation technology continues to advance, it’s no surprise that it has begun to creep …
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New Muscular Dystrophy Drug Gains FDA Approval

New Muscular Dystrophy Drug Gains FDA Approval

Just this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their approval of a new pharmaceutical drug that could significantly change the lives of those affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The new drug, named deflazacort, is a steroid-based …
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New York Cab Companies Threaten to Pull Accessible Vehicles

New York Cab Companies Threaten to Pull Accessible Vehicles

Wheelchair users living in or visiting New York may have problems getting around in the near future. According to the New York Post, taxi companies in the Big Apple are threatening to pull all of their accessible vehicles off the …
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