Category Archives: Travel

Tips for the Busy Travel Season

Accessible travel

With Memorial Day weekend and the July 4th Holiday coming soon, we are getting close to the busy travel season. Over the years, MobilityWorks has published several blogs that address some of the concerns many of our clients have regarding accessible travel. Below is a short recap and links to some of the best articles we felt were beneficial to today’s travelers.

In addition to the links below, please see our “Categories” selection to the left, where you can select blogs that relate to various topics, including Adaptive Sports, Caregivers, Travel, Veterans, and much more. Read more

MobilityWorks Rentals: Keeping you Connected

Man in a power wheelchair in a coastal park overlooking a city harbor during sunset

With summer quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to rent an accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks. We are excited to announce our summer savings program, where you can save 10%* during July, August and September. MobilityWorks now has over 65 rental locations stretching from Maine to California. All of our rental vans come equipped with easy-to-use retractable tie-downs, and we offer both side and rear entry ramps. You also have peace of mind with our 24 hour emergency hotline in case of emergency. Read more

I’m Getting a Mobility Scooter… Now How Do I Transport It?

Bruno Joey Scooter Lift

Compatibility With Your Vehicle and Travel Lifestyle are Key Issues

There are many options from which to choose when deciding how to best transport mobility scooters. The best option is usually determined by having a professional Certified Mobility Consultant (CMC) perform a needs analysis with you. He/she will ask questions about your physical abilities and limitations, anticipated type and frequency of use, the scooter itself and the type of vehicle being used to transport it. Once the CMC knows that information, they can recommend adaptive equipment that is compatible with your vehicle, your scooter and your lifestyle. Read more

Catching up with “Curb Free Cory Lee”

Cory-Lee-Helsinki

In the spring of 2015, Cory Lee was featured on the front of MobilityWork’s annual InMotion newsletter. Cory is a travel enthusiast, a dedicated blogger, and a wonderful advocate for improving accessibility worldwide. He was featured after renting an accessible van from MobilityWorks and winning our Instagram contest. Since then, Cory has been a busy man travelling all over the globe!

His 2016 started with a snowy trip to Helsinki, Finland. Upon his arrival, Cory knew that he had to check out the top rated TripAdvisor destination of Suomenlinna. This small island and former military fort is just a 15 minute accessible ferry ride away from Helsinki. ¬†While on the island, Cory enjoyed breathtaking views of historic churches, monuments and was able to warm up in the island’s museum and coffee shops. Read more

How Far Away Are We From Self-Driving Accessible Vehicles?

Advanced GPS systems like this one, combined with new driver-assist technologies, are a step closer to the availability of self-driving vehicles.

Through the use of cameras, sensors and computers, on-road test vehicles are successfully driving themselves!

What just a few years ago seemed like science fiction is quickly becoming a reality. Technology giants such as Google and Apple are teaming up with major automobile manufacturers in developing and road-testing self-driving cars and smaller SUVs. Google’s concept cars are already on the road this very minute! So how long will it be until you can purchase an accessible vehicle that drives itself? Read more