Find resources on accessible public transportation, including travel scooters and vehicles, as well as information on portable ramps and lifts.
For more on accessible public transportation, see “Rolling Through Phoenix and Boston.”
ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Transportation Vehicles
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
DREDF advocates for strong, comprehensive ADA transportation requirements and services, and provides in-depth training on ADA transportation.
DOT Guidance Clarifies Paratransit Regulations
Federal Transit Administration Office of Civil Rights
The Web site has complaint forms and technical information on the transportation provisions in the ADA.
2008 Public Transportation Factbook, American Public Transportation Association>
See “Accessible Vehicles Q&A.”
To receive printed copies of the articles below, go to local MDA office at (800) 572-1717, and ask that they be mailed to you.
Adaptive Driving Alliance
The national group consists of vehicle modification dealers that are NMEDA Quality Assurance Program (QAP) certified and provide van conversions, hand controls, wheelchair lifts, scooter lifts, tie downs, conversion van rentals, paratransit and other adaptive equipment for disabled drivers and passengers.
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED)
Database to locate Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) in your state.
Disabled Dealer Magazine
Organized into eight regional publications, the online advertisements feature new and used mobility products, including used accessible vehicles. Visit the site for local contact information.
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA)
Quality Assurance Program
Search the directory for NMEDA manufacturers and dealers in your area, and check out the section with details about mobility reimbursement/rebate programs.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Go to www.nhtsa.gov, and enter the following titles in the search box:
“Adapting Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities”
“Automotive Safety Issues for Persons with Disabilities”
“Hand Control Usage and Safety Assessment”
“Safety Issues for Vehicles Adapted for Use by Persons with Disabilities”
"2010 Buyer's Guide: Handicap Accessible Wheelchair Vans"
For more on travel scooters, "Travel Scooters Offer an Easy Way to Go."
Amigo Mobility International
Mobility Scooter Reviews
The site includes a comprehensive comparison table of scooter specifications from various manufacturers.
Pride Mobility Products
The Rascal Co.
Shoprider Mobility Products
Zip’r Mobility Solutions
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”)
Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”)
News about their current policies dealing with evictions of renters related to foreclosures.
National Housing Institute
Referrals to local tenant organizations.
Rental Protection Agency
Advises both landlords and tenants on consumer issues.
State bar associations
Listed in telephone directories; may be able to provide referrals to local attorneys specializing in foreclosure and landlord-tenant issues.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
Resources include lists of no-cost foreclosure-issue counselors and public housing agencies by state.
4 Medical Supplies
Company also provides ramps, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and additional accessories and medical equipment.
Ramps and lifts
Prairie View Industries