While touring Rio prior to the 2016 Paralympic Games, champion wheelchair racer, Hannah Cockroft could see that the city had a lot of catching up to do. She quickly discovered that little had changed since the 2009 decision to hold the games there. Shockingly, local taxis could only transport a maximum of eight wheelchair users. That [...]
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School buses are the safest way to transport children to school. Students are 50 times more likely to arrive at school safely if they travel by school bus than if they drive themselves or go with friends, according to statistics from the US Department of Transportation. School buses are a safer option even when compared to being [...]
Did you know that more than 10.3 million adults live with physical disabilities in America? The unemployment rate of people with physical disabilities is about 50% greater than that of people without mobility limitations. Fortunately, opportunities for people with special needs are on the rise. This is due much in part to the efforts of the Americans with Disabilities [...]
How Para-transit Wheelchair Securement Helps Overcome Transportation Challenges Did you know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that securement systems be made available on buses for people with limited mobility, such that an occupied wheelchair or mobility aid cannot move more than two inches in any direction under normal vehicle operating conditions? The rules of [...]
A Reliable Occupant Restraint System Can Save Lives While you cannot always avoid accidents, you do have the ability to control whether or not you wear a seat belt. This is essential, regardless of your position within a vehicle. Rear seat passengers often have a false sense of security, and avoid buckling up, thinking they [...]