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Being ADA Compliant: Meaning, Importance, and How to Comply

June 15th, 2022 by
Americans With Disability Act book on wooden desk

Almost every business operating in the United States needs to be ADA-friendly if it wants to be compliant and avoid being sued. Unfortunately, many companies still don’t know what it means to be ADA compliant, which puts them at risk of suffering severe reputational and financial damage if the situation is not solved quickly and…

A Parent’s Guide to Applying for Grants for Children with Disabilities

March 31st, 2022 by
A child in a classroom setting sits in a wheelchair

Becoming a parent is an adventure for anyone, and there is no single rulebook for raising children. This rings true for raising children with disabilities as well, and it’s often a “one step at a time” journey for everyone. Raising a child living with a disability can be difficult, but it can also be incredibly…

A Comprehensive Guide to Handicap Parking

March 26th, 2022 by
A wheelchair accessible Toyota Sienna outdoors with the ramp deployed.

Everyone deserves to enjoy the best possible quality of life available to them. For the 18+ million Americans living with mobility issues, this means being able to access the same places anyone else can — including hospitals, retail establishments, restaurants, and other facilities. Handicap parking is one of the greatest barriers to accessibility, and contributes…

2022 Paralympic Winter Games: Big Wins for China, Ukraine

March 22nd, 2022 by
A skier takes the slopes in the 2022 Winter Paralympic Games.

The 2022 Paralympic Winter Games came to a close March 13 after nine days of competition, with 78 events in total. China took home the most medals, with 61 overall; 18 gold medals, 20 silver and 23 bronze. China’s Paralympics ice hockey team scored a bronze medal, the team’s first medal in its five year…

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Why Freedom Motors Was the Right Choice for This Family

February 23rd, 2022 by
A family with their new Freedom Motors handicap accessible vehicle.

Ron and Melissa Ralston needed a new wheelchair accessible vehicle for their daughter, but they didn’t want just another minivan.  Their 15-year-old daughter Vivian was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder, CDKL5, when she was only two. The disorder is so rare there were only about 500 diagnosed cases worldwide when Vivian was diagnosed. “The…

Tips For Using A Wheelchair In Winter Weather

December 21st, 2021 by
Tips For Using A Wheelchair In Winter Weather

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes nasty winter weather. Those of us who live in colder climates are all too familiar with the challenges that snow and ice bring with them each year. For those who require mobility aids like a wheelchair or walker to get around, these challenges can…

Why This Family Bought From Freedom Motors USA Again

October 11th, 2021 by
Freedom Motors customer Brian with Mobility Specialist Ray Fosburg and other members of the FMI team.

In 2016, Brian was looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle for his daughter. He didn’t think he would be able to afford it. When he found Freedom Motors USA online, Brian got in touch with Mobility Specialist Ray Fosburg to talk about what he needed. Ray walked Brian through some financing options that would make…

New Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles Now Available in California

September 29th, 2021 by
A Freedom Motors Kia Telluride wheelchair conversion with the ramp deployed.

For California drivers, finding the right wheelchair accessible vehicle can be tricky. The vehicles available to them can be limited by local laws and regulations that determine which vehicles can be purchased and driven in the state of California. Vehicles in California must adhere to emissions standards set by the California Air Resources Board. Freedom…

Why This Family Chose Freedom Motors USA

September 1st, 2021 by

For parents Rachael and Kyle, getting their daughter Ruby ready to leave the house in their old Subaru Forester was anything but easy.  Getting Ruby from her wheelchair to a car seat and back again was a challenge, not to mention that storing and unloading her adaptive stroller multiple times per trip was a time-consuming…

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What Sports Can You Play in a Wheelchair?

November 20th, 2019 by

There is a wide variety of sports that you can play in a wheelchair. With some modifications to the rules, you can play sports such as basketball, tennis, and even hockey, among others. Some of these sports can be played in a manual wheelchair, while others require an electric wheelchair. Either way, you’ll find that…

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