MobilityWorks Blog

Mother-Daughter Duo Travels Together Again

May 14, 2023
Tammy Hunt's mother poses next to the family's new accessible van.

The little things in life can make a big difference. For one MobilityWorks client in Florida, her wheelchair accessible vehicle gives her the freedom not only to travel alone but also with her mother, who is a wheelchair user herself. Due to a degenerative back disease, Tammy Hunt often uses a Hoveround to travel comfortably. […]

Expanding His World

May 14, 2023
Art Estopinan Jr. smiles from the inside of his family's new wheelchair accessible van.

Like all parents, Art and Olga Estopinan want to give their son, Art Jr., a childhood full of fun memories and experiences. However, when your child is diagnosed with a rare disease, that balance can be hard to find when you frequently travel for doctor’s appointments. Art says the family’s wheelchair accessible vehicle from MobilityWorks […]

Reality TV Star Shauna Rae: Overcoming Obstacles to Drive Safely

April 25, 2023
TLC Reality Star Shauna Rae sits in her new MobilityWorks vehicle and smiles at the camera

Shauna Rae: The Early Years Shauna Rae, a star on TLC’s hit show “I am Shauna Rae,” has faced numerous challenges throughout her life. At just 6 months old, she was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor that required surgery and years of chemotherapy. While treatments were successful, doctors discovered that young Shauna’s pituitary gland […]

What You Need To Know About Parking Your Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

April 10, 2023
Handicapped Parking Space at Business Location Parking Lot; Wheelchair Van Parking

For those who just bought their first wheelchair accessible vehicle, a lot of questions can arise about accessible parking placards and proper parking etiquette. How do you obtain a placard? Are all accessible parking spaces the same? Here are some tips for parking your wheelchair van as you prepare to hit the road. Types of […]

5 Accessible Springtime Activities for Wheelchair Users

March 22, 2023
Blonde woman is pushing elderly lady in a wheelchair through a park. They are surrounded by trees, some with pink spring blossoms

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to say goodbye to winter and get outside. Whether you’re an adventure-seeker or prefer a more relaxed pace, there are plenty of accessible springtime activities to enjoy. Here are some ideas to get you started: Get Some Fresh Air: Spring is the perfect time to get out and […]

5 Adaptive Exercise Options for Wheelchair Users

March 2, 2023
Young man in wheel-chair doing exercises indoors

We all know that physical activity can help us live a healthy life but coming up with the right exercise plan can be a challenge. However, as more fitness programs aim to improve inclusion, you may find more options out there than you think. NOTE: We recommend that you talk with your doctor, physical therapist, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]