Effective March 15, 2012, any gas pump with reach heights of operable parts over 54 inches above the driving surface will be in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), putting the station owner at risk of fines or lawsuits. On newly constructed pumps or alterations to existing...

We all appreciate the remote that locks and unlocks our cars. It’s great for individuals with disabilities who use wheelchair accessible or handicap vans or seniors with arthritis. But now there are “smart keys” (fobs) that do even more—and the number of vehicles that offer them has quadrupled in the...

  Those with a spinal cord injury, disabilities, limited dexterity or range of motion and other conditions may need more than low-tech or reduced effort hand controls to operate primary and secondary driving controls on an accessible or handicapped vehicle. Primary driving controls are input devices that control the gas/brake...

Drivers with disabilities can have enlarged mirrors on their vehicles to detect blind spots and even radar-enabled blind spot detection devices to enhance their driving safety, but on Dec. 3, 2010 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proposed a new safety regulation that would effectively make rear-view cameras mandatory equipment...

To lead the most active life you can, you probably want a conversion van or vehicle; when purchasing you have three ways to go about it. First, you could buy a new handicap accessible wheelchair van, car, or truck with adaptive equipment customized to your needs. Your second option would...