The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. The association represents vehicle dealers and manufacturers, as well as manufacturers and distributors of mobility equipment.
If you’re looking to purchase a modified vehicle or equipment to modify your own vehicle, NMEDA’s Dealer Locator is a useful tool. It’ll help you find the closest NMEDA dealer via a zip code or state search. Check it out here: www.NMEDA.com/LocateDealer.
Why should you consider choosing a NMEDA member dealer? Because the association’s Quality Assurance Program is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment industry. Basically, by choosing a NMEDA dealer, you can be confident the modifications to your vehicle — or the vehicle you’re looking at — are made in accordance with national motor vehicle safety standards. If you choose a non-NMEDA dealer, you can’t be sure. Through QAP, all vehicle modifications are completed using quality and safety standards, including crash testing of vehicles, to ensure all drivers are as safe as possible.
NMEDA works to establish industry standards on the safety, reliability, and accessibility of adaptive mobility equipment and raise awareness of the variety of options available to those living with disabilities. For more information about NMEDA or QAP, please visit www.NMEDA.org.