A family is an institution in the society. Our children is the inspiration in the home. We love them so much that we, parents, do anything we can to be able to provide for their needs. Some families are fortunate to have children who are physically normal and able to do things without assistance. But some families have kids who have disabilities like incapabable to move around and they need help in mobility. I see them at the mall or at restaurants sometimes. It is just so heartwarming how their families care and support them with total compassion.
At the mall one weekend afternoon I saw a teenager on wheelchair. He had company and they were at the waiting area outside the mall. Then came a van, I guess that was his family picking him up from malling. When it was time for the teenager to get in the van, a special equipment came out of the door and he got in the van without a mess.
I wasn't really familiar with wheelchair accessible vehicles like what I saw at the mall that day. That was very clever actually because people with disabilities won't be having difficulty in getting on and off their vehicles wherever they go. So is there a special vehicle for them? Yes. And here's why.
NMEDA or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is a non-profit trade association that promotes and supports quality transportation for people with disabilities. The services include:
- installation of equipment
- quality assurance program
- emergency assistance
I wondered how these type of vehicles can taken care of as far as maintenance is concerned. Actually, it's their Quality Assurance Program that is designated to enhance vehicle modification and mobility equipment installation in a manner consistent with the highest guidelines available in the industry. It is a good option for people with moblity problems like the teen I saw at the mall to have a wheelchair aAccessible vehicle. It is helpful in a manner that getting around town won't be a big problem anymore. There will be freedom in mobility despite of disability.
If someone you know who you think will be interested to have a vehicle like this, visit a NMEDA QAP (Quality Assurance Program) Dealer for mobility solutions.