MobilityWorks Blog

United Spinal Association: A Valuable Resource for the SCI/D Community

January 30, 2023
Two wheelchair users on beach boardwalk

Did you know that roughly 17,700 Americans experience a spinal cord injury every year? The adjustment process following a new injury looks different for everyone. To help those impacted by a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) move forward and navigate a new routine, the United Spinal Association offers support and resources to help the …

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14 Ways to Make Flying More Worry-Free

January 16, 2023
Rear view of airport worker pushing man on wheelchair in the airplane.

Traveling by air can be challenging for anyone. The Air Carrier Access Act and the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights set stricter rules in an attempt to make flying easier for people with disabilities, but it is also important to be aware of these guidelines yourself. Prepare in advance with these 14 tips …

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6 Items to Regularly Check on your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

January 5, 2023
MobilityWorks mechanic inspects under hood of vehicle

Our MobilityWorks technicians are here and ready to keep your vehicle maintained and in good operating condition. We are often asked, “What are the most common maintenance items to check on my accessible vehicle?” Here are a few of the main areas to keep an eye on between your regular maintenance checkups. Lifts and Ramps …

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‘Help Our Military Heroes’ Awards 3 Vans Through MobilityWorks in Tampa

December 19, 2022
Help Our Military Heroes van recipient Jim Fuqua with his wife Carol and Ted and Laurie Hollander of Help Our Military Heroes in front of Jim's new accessible Honda Odyssey

Our MobilityWorks Tampa location was full of excitement on December 14 as the non-profit Help Our Military Heroes presented three veterans with their new vans as part of their 200th grant celebration. “Help Our Military Heroes was founded with a very specific mission in mind: to provide wheelchair accessible transportation to wounded, injured, and/or ill …

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Festive Wheelchair-Friendly Activities for the Holiday Season

December 14, 2022
Young woman driving her friend in a wheelchair by the Christmas tree.

Are you searching for a new tradition to start this holiday season? Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with friends and family or need a crafty gift idea, these suggestions will help you create holiday memories for years to come. 1. Create your own decorations Get your house in the holiday spirit by …

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In-Floor Vs. Fold-Out Ramps on Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

November 28, 2022
A white Toyota Sienna wheelchair van with the side-entry ramp deployed

When shopping for a wheelchair accessible vehicle, you will notice that there are several conversion options available, ranging from the ramp’s location to how it deploys. For example, you will encounter two main types of vehicle ramps, referred to as either an “in-floor” or “fold-out” ramp. Both are designed to help wheelchair users comfortably enter …

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Getting Involved in Wheelchair Basketball

November 14, 2022
Girl sitting in a wheelchair holding a basketball on a basketball court

Are you interested in playing wheelchair basketball? It is fast-paced, competitive, and one of the most popular accessible sports in the United States. The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) has 225 teams across the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and is the largest Disabled Sports Organization in the world. In 1949, Timothy Nugent founded …

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Meet Ms. Wheelchair America 2023: Ali Ingersoll

October 26, 2022
Ms. Wheelchair America 2023 Ali Ingersoll posing with other females and smiling

Ali Ingersoll, of North Carolina, was crowned back in August as the new Ms. Wheelchair America 2023! While winning the competition certainly was a “crowning” achievement for Ali, she has her eyes set even higher, with plans to use her time as titleholder to help promote disability inclusion on all fronts. Running in the competition …

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Where to Find Wheelchair-Friendly Halloween Costumes

October 13, 2022
Halloween trick or treat still life on dark green. Toy pumpkin, sweets, marshmalllow, confetti. Holiday mood background

Halloween is right around the corner and there are more ways than ever to find the perfect adaptive costume! Several retailers have launched inclusive costume lines over the past few years and their collections continue to grow. Here are a few stores that will be sure to have the perfect outfit for the young princess, …

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What to Expect During a Test Drive at MobilityWorks

September 13, 2022
MobilityWorks clients look at accessible vehicles in the store parking lot

The chance to “try before you buy” is a valuable benefit before any purchase, particularly when it comes to buying an accessible vehicle. Not only do you want to make sure you’re comfortable with the vehicle’s features, but you want to be comfortable with the conversion equipment as well. At MobilityWorks, we make sure you …

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