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By scooter, van, bus, train or plane, people with disabilities are overcoming barriers and hitting the road. This special package of articles explorers how they're doing it.
Fold 'em up or break 'em down, and toss 'em in the trunk — and go!
Electric scooters are a great option for people who are partially ambulatory, whose muscle weakness is not progressing quickly and who just want some help getting around.
But people with disabilities may not be best served by heavy scooters that can’t readily be lifted, or that require a special vehicle or lift to transport them.
In this case, a more viable alternative may be a travel or...
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Transportable power wheelchairs & scooters
In the past three years, the popularity of portable power wheelchairs and scooters has skyrocketed as the travel bug bites more people with disabilities. Perfect for travel by car, airplane or boat, portable mobility devices are the wave of the future, says Mark Farmer, owner of Southwest Mobility in Phoenix since 1989.
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