This post brought to you by National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Joyful Journey Mom.
Yesterday, as I was driving our van, I heard the breaks make an awful noise. Since it was late at night, I knew the van would need to be worked on the following day and Eve would have to miss out on the days activities. Our van, while not a wheelchair accessible vehicle, it is the only vehicle she can use to get to places. We have a plan to purchase a van with a wheelchair ramp in the future as Eve is getting older and lifting will become more cumbersome. Our current van means freedom for Eve and the ability to get to places. Wheelchair accessible vans do the same for many people with mobility challenges.
As we have researched the best options for a wheelchair accessible vehicles, The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association ( NMEDA) has surfaced as the best source for wheelchair accessible vehicles and mobility equipment. They begin with their Quality Assurance Program (NMEDA QAP ) that guarantees you a personal Accredited Dealer. Customers will received expert attention in deciding what mobility equipment would be most suitable. They offer wheelchair ramps, hand controls, steering aids, transfer seat and various seating solutions, tie downs, scooter lifts and special acceleration and braking solutions for adaptive vehicles.
When purchasing a vehicle, safety comes to the forefront for most of us. Adaptive vehicles are no different. One way to ensure quality, safety, and electro-mechanical integrity of the product delivered to every consumer, is to choose a NMDEA dealer.
My friend Sandra has a wheelchair accessible van for her son who is 16. She recently told me how important having this vehicle is to their family. “Our van allows us to get my son in and out of the van without lifting and his wheelchair gives him proper positioning, better than any other option for him. Having the proper tie downs gives me a peace of mind and gives him freedom to participate in many activities.”
Accessible vehicles provide independence to many individuals with mobility challenges. As we continue to research into various features that would assist us, we will be looking for a NMDEA dealer to guide us in the process.