adaptive driving

posted on July 1, 2007 - 11:27am
The Adaptive Driving Alliance is looking for the newest adaptive vehicle innovations and is offering several monetary awards for ideas that improve the state of the art. Innovations can be in computers, miniaturization or other areas. The New Technology Award will be awarded by NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) at their February 2008 conference. Deadline for submission is...

Taking matters in hand

posted on March 1, 2004 - 12:01pm
When my foot wedged itself between the gas and brake pedals, I dismissed it as a fluke. The second time it happened, I was on a busy New Orleans interstate. My heart raced. I panicked, but I managed to dislodge my foot. I told no one what had happened, not even my husband. Determined to be more careful while driving, I'd periodically look down at my feet, checking that my right foot was properly...
posted on March 1, 2004 - 10:18am
You owe it to yourself to drive safely. For people with disabilities who aren't able to transfer into a vehicles seat, traffic safety standards are only part of the equation for a safe journey. Safety first Something as simple as a sudden swerve or quick stop can be extremely dangerous to the occupant of a wheelchair, says Marty Roller of Fresno, Calif., branch manager of Driving Specialties,...

Decisions, decisions — a guide to asking the right questions and choosing the best vehicle for you

posted on March 1, 2004 - 9:32am
Quest staff writer Kathy Wechsler takes a look at accessible vans at Special Needs Vehicles, a mobility dealer in Tucson, Ariz. Melissa Pope demonstrates the features of an IMS Rampvan. Photos by James S. Wood