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10 Accessible Travel Tips

We all know that traveling can be difficult, especially when needing to make accessible accommodations. Whether you are traveling by plane, or with your own or rented accessible vehicle, there are several additional factors to consider. Since the busiest travel season of the year is quickly approaching, here are 10 helpful tips to consider:

1) Plan and Research – Before you depart, research some top accessible destinations to visit including parks, museums and restaurants. Use online tools like Google and Yelp to help you with your research. Also, look for companies that offer wheelchair accessible tours.

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Join MobilityWorks at the 2018 Boston Abilities Expo

For almost 40 years, the Abilities Expo has been dedicated to displaying the latest innovative adaptive technologies. The expo will feature groundbreaking accessible equipment, informative workshops, demonstrations and more.

MobilityWorks is proud to be participating in the 2018 Boston Abilities Expo from September 21st – 23rd. Certified Mobility Consultants from Londonderry, Woburn, North Attleboro, and Norwood will be in Booth #215 to answer any questions about accessible vehicles and adaptive equipment.

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Accessible Activities to Try this Fall

The fall season has started with September, and seasonal family activities have begun. Many farms now offer accessible options for their fall events. Call beforehand to make sure what you want to do is available, and to discuss possible limitations. We’ve listed below activities to try either at your local farm or at home when it gets too cold outside.

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Meet “Able”: The Future Service Dog

Last fall, you voted and helped us name “Able”, a puppy at Canine Partners for Life. For over 29 years, their organization has placed over 700 service and companion dogs across the country. Able is a sweet yellow Labrador who was born in February and has begun training to become a specialized service animal.

Labrador retrievers make great service dogs due to their loyalty, trainability, and size. They are also extremely adaptable to many different lifestyles. Their steady temperament prepares them to handle obstacles and crisis with a calm demeanor and reliable response.

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Measuring Wheelchairs for Interior Maneuverability, Tie-Downs and Other Securement Devices

Measuring Wheelchairs for Interior Maneuverability, Tie-Downs and Other Securement Devices is a Critical First Step When Selecting or Modifying Handicap Vans

Not all wheelchair vans and tie-down systems are the same or will work properly for every type of wheelchair. Door height, ramp width, interior maneuverability, wheelchair lifts, seating positions inside the van and tie-down locations on the floor all need to be considered when ordering or modifying an existing wheelchair van. A MobilityWorks Certified Mobility Consultant (CMC) can explain these considerations to you and the reason why accurate measurements are necessary for planning your adaptive equipment installation.

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