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Wheelchair Van Ramps Options

Side Entry Ramp
Side entry ramps deploy from the side of the van rather than the back. The side entry ramp is deployed after the power-operated door on the side of the van slides open. Ramps can be automatically activated or manually opened and closed. For maximum safety, a power ramp should have a manual override in case of a power failure. Almost all side entry ramps are automated, with a manual…

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Adaptive Q&A

With such a wide variety of adaptive vehicle equipment available, selecting the appropriate features or modifications can become big task. In an effort to facilitate this process, here are the responses to some of the most frequently asked mobility equipment questions.

Are ramps difficult to operate?
Most vans equipped with side-entry mobility equipment are fully automatic. The seamless loading…

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New England Handicapped Sports Association

NEHSA is a group of people who pool their knowledge, skills and courage to participate in sports activities.

Attention Toyota Owners: Read This & Save Money!

Attention Toyota Owners: Read This & Save Money!

Toyota Motor Company Sienna Door Defects for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 Minivans, Wheelchair vans, IMS Mobility vans & Braun Ability Accessible Ramp vans

Toyota Sienna minivans have an engineering flaw with the design of the plate welded to the door that causes the door strap welds to break loose, typically just outside of warranty for many owners.

From the reports of other owners, it is…

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Attention Homeless and At-Risk Veterans - We Want To Honor and Serve You

Attention Homeless and At-Risk Veterans – We Want To Honor and Serve You

The Massachusetts Stand Down is ONE DAY ONLY on Friday August 22, 2014

Event Location
IBEW Local 103
256 Freeport Street Dorchester

Registration
Veterans MUST Bring Proof of Military Service
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm
No Administration after registration closes

Contact Information
Call: 617-522-8086
Email: veteran@voamass.org
Or Log On To: www.voamass.org

Free Services Include
Housing Assistance * Job…

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Power Pull Ramp Assistant For Wheelchair Van Ramps

Power Pull Ramp Assistant technology is a wheelchair & passenger ramp assist system. With the use of an electronically controlled retractable cable and remote control, the person in the chair can attach their wheelchair to the POWER PULL from outside the vehicle. The cable is attached to the left and right side of the front of the wheelchair. Once they are positioned on the bottom of the…

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Wheelchair Van Battery Problems: When Is It Time for a New Battery?

Warning signs that may indicate your wheelchair van battery is on the fritz
“If I only knew sooner.” Yep, we’ve all been there before. Fortunately, there are a few symptoms that may indicate your battery needs attention. Before it’s too late.

Slow engine crank:
When you attempt to start your wheelchair van, the cranking of the engine is sluggish and takes longer than normal to start.

Check engine…

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Jobs Ideas for People with Disabilities

Finding a job when you have a disability can be a little bit of a challenge if you don’t know where to start. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from rejecting qualified applicants because of a disability – but that doesn’t mean all companies have buildings designed to accommodate. If you have limited mobility and plan to work at an office, make sure the building is…

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