The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) today announced an agreement for the school’s Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) to oversee and administer the education and training programs offered by NMEDA. “We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership...

The majority of teenagers will assert that learning to drive not only makes for an exciting experience but also marks a very important moment in life – moving a step closer towards achieving independence. Teens living with a disability are not exempt from this feeling. When it’s time to teach...

Exercising and maintaining a fitness routine has been proven beneficial in ways extending beyond improving one’s physical health. Basic physical fitness can hinder chronic disease development and ease your ability to complete daily physical tasks. But did you know regular exercise enhances self-esteem and encourages your sense well being? To...

Thankfully, living with multiple sclerosis does not have to mean losing the ability to drive. There is a variety of adaptive automobile equipment available. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society can help you consider all your needs and resources for staying mobile. Check with your healthcare provider—perhaps an occupational therapist—and then start looking into which...

For drivers with disabilities, a handicap accessible vehicle can transform day-to-day life with added independence. To keep the freedom of the open road rolling strong, there are a few critical steps to take: finding and purchasing the right vehicle for you, training on your new equipment, and making certain you're...

Having freedom and independence is critical to maintaining a healthy attitude toward life. The ability to drive is usually at the top of the list when it comes to achieving independence for someone with mobility challenges. There are many options for adaptive vehicle equipment on the market and selecting the...