Entering your vehicle easily and getting seated safely
As our regular readers know, Quest magazine takes a look annually at what’s new and exciting in the accessible vehicle industry. This year, we’d like to focus on the early stages of automotive travel in a wheelchair: entering your vehicle and getting safely situated. We’re going to take a closer look at ramps, lifts, transfer seats and tie-down systems.
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There’s an accessible vehicle out there made just for you
If you're getting ready to shop for an accessible vehicle, be prepared to find options, options, options! These myriad possibilities are good news because they mean there’s probably a solution out there for your unique automotive challenge.
You’ll first need to answer a few key questions: Will you be driving, or will you be a passenger? Are you able to transfer into a vehicle seat, or do you need...
Stacy Zoern liked the wheelchair-accessible Kenguru electric car from Hungary, so she started a Texas company to produce them
Stacy Zoern has entered yet a new phase in her already eventful life — this time at 25 miles per hour.
Buy new, rent or fix up a used motor home or trailer, then take your accessibility with you on vacation
Correction: An earlier version of this article had the incorrect website and phone number for Bridgeview Manufacturing. The story was revised to reflect the correct information.
Barbara Graztke loves to vacation and enjoys traveling six to eight months out of every year. But she finds hotels uncomfortable and doesn’t like to fly. She visits family and friends across the country, but is unable to...
A look at what's new in 2011 for getting you out on the open road
Freedom. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? A wheelchair shouldn’t be a barrier to getting out and about, whether for work, day-to-day living or pleasure.
Finding the right vehicle means analyzing your needs. Do you want to ride in your wheelchair or transfer to the vehicle’s seat? Will you be the driver or the passenger? If your muscle weakness is still progressing, how will your...
Take a quick peek at the products below -- from a stuffed bear to baby wear, to a shoelace-securing system and easy on/off boxer shorts. You just may find something that will make things easier, increase your independence or simply brighten your day.
Man with ALS builds, rents power beach wheelchairs
In coastal Alabama, Jerry Nasello, who received an ALS diagnosis in 2005, wanted to continue visiting his beloved Gulf Shores beaches. So he converted an old conventional power chair into a cool beach cruiser. He eventually multiplied this idea into a fleet of rentals and a business called Beach Power Rentals. Here is a 2-1/2-minute news video featuring Nasello produced by Devon Walsh on WKRG...