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Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

Crytico.com: Yelp for the Mobility Industry?

As the purveyors of all things “Gear,” this week’s post takes a roll away from the product previews we’ve been doing to preview a new web site that hopes to change the way you chose your gear. Crytico.com, which launched its pilot phase last week, aims to become the leading website dedicated to reviews of […]

Courtney-Boyll

Courtney Boyll Named NMEDA Local Hero

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has announced that Courtney Boyll, a mother of three and third grade teacher at Moulton Elementary in Moulton, Ala., is one of four winners of its 2014 Local Hero Contest. Boyll, 36, was given the keys to a new 2014 Toyota Sienna with a VMI Northstar conversion during a […]

Trouble on the Streets of New York City

Trouble on the Streets of New York City

Last time I visited New York City, I was frustratingly reminded how tough the place is for wheelers. Besides the millions of walking people packing streets and crosswalks, Manhattan’s curb cuts are either nonexistent or in terrible shape. (If you’re lucky, there’s one useable curb cut at a major intersection.) Sidewalks are ragged and bumpy, […]

Letters: August 2014

Letters: August 2014

Wheelchair users sound off on travel, taxis and e-vehicles.

Accessible Electric Vehicles

Accessible Electric Vehicles

Three mini-cars are gearing up for wheelchair-using drivers.

Aaron Dysart demonstrates his driving system.

Motorvation: All About Hand Controls

Hand controls have evolved, allowing people with higher injuries to be safe drivers.

The Lowdown on Low-Speed Vehicles

The Lowdown on Low-Speed Vehicles

Have you seen those wheelchair accessible low-speed vehicles online yet? The ones that look like half a car? Since none of these companies have sold their vehicles in the states yet, unless you are able to make it to one of the Abilities Expos or the showrooms, the best way to actually check out these […]

Q'Straint's New iQ Research Center

Q’Straint’s New iQ Research Center

Wheelchair users are especially vulnerable in high-impact motor vehicle crashes, but Q’Straint, one of the largest manufacturers of wheelchair securement devices is hoping to make such travel safer with the opening of its cutting–edge iQ Research Center of Excellence. “Our new crash simulation system allows us to now study, test, certify and bring new products […]

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Behind the Wheel of a New Van

Wow, am I sitting up high now!  So high in fact, I can see over almost all the other vehicles on the road. What a feeling of power behind the wheel!  It’s also one of the benefits of ditching my much smaller and lower Honda Civic for a  newly equipped and very accessible van. I’ve […]

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Taming Our Fear of Flying

Flying can be scary for wheelchair users, but these tips can make for a smooth ride.