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Simulated Driver Testing and On-Road Training is Available

Overcoming a Traumatic Injury or a Disabling Medical Condition is Compounded with the Loss of Driving Capabilities. Programs are Available That Assess Whether Driving Hand Controls Can be Used — and Help to Get a Patient Back on the Road.

Think about how many times you use your car in a week — and then imagine that it’s gone. You suddenly find yourself needing to rely on friends and family every time you need to go to the store or to run a simple errand. For people who have suffered a disabling event in their lives and can no longer use their vehicle, this is the reality they must face every day.

DTS Driver Traing SimulatorFortunately for many of our clients, there are dedicated physical therapists and driver-rehabilitation specialists that are trained to help people with getting back their independence. One of the many tools being used in rehab training is the use of a driver simulator that specialists use to train patients on the use of hand controls. After the simulator training is completed, they will then decide if the person can continue with an on-road assessment with a specially fitted car that has hand control equipment installed. Once a program is completed and the referring physician approves of the specialist’s adaptive equipment recommendations, hand controls and other sophisticated devices can be installed on almost any type of vehicle to make that happen.

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Ralph Braun, CEO of BraunAbility, Shares His Story

Raised in a small town in Indiana with muscular dystrophy, Mr. Braun refused to let a physical disability hold him back. As a young man who needed to get to work, he was determined to find a way to get there — on his own terms. Rise Above by Ralph Braun CEO of BraunAbility

Today, Ralph Braun is the CEO of BraunAbility, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans in the world and an icon in the mobility industry. His tireless efforts have brought independence to millions of other people faced with the same need for personal-use accessible transportation. And now, you can add ‘author’ to his long list of achievements.

Rise Above tells the story of how self-reliance, common sense, and a refusal to accept the status quo transformed his need for mobility into a successful, multi-million dollar company. In this inspiring book that exemplifies the American spirit, Ralph takes you back to his younger days and the challenges he faced. With his ‘no limits’ attitude and passion, it is an uplifting example of entrepreneurial encouragement for others to follow.

Congratulations Mr. Braun!

Ralp Braun started BraunAbility by welding pieces of metal together in his parents garage.

Ralph Braun started BraunAbility by welding pieces of metal together in his parents garage.

Mobility Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle

Mobility Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycle Gains National Media Attention and Biker Applause at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show in Cleveland.

Motorcycle Hauling Minivan Just as Big a Hit with Show Attendees

Cycle World Cleveland IX Center Crowd

Thousands motorcycle enthusiasts visited the Cleveland IX Center this past weekend for the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show. MobilityWorks’ Akron Store featured The Mobility Conquest, their new wheelchair accessible trike designed for paraplegic bikers that want to continue riding. The Conquest was considered by many to be the most unique bike on display at the show. The consumer exhibit debut for the Conquest was met with rousing attendee interest and media attention, including coverage on CNN and the local ABC affiliate, News Channel 5.

Conquest Wheelchair Motorcycles for Paraplegic Riders

A show attendee in a wheelchair tries out The Conquest hand controls.

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MobilityWorks Opens New Location in Skokie, IL

MobilityWorks has added a new sales, service and rental location in the northern Chicago area with the opening of a wheelchair vans mobility center in Skokie, IL. The location makes a total of three centers for MobilityWorks of Chicago, with two other existing stores already open in Villa Park, IL and Plainfield, IL.

Wheelchair Van Sales, Scooter Lifts, Mobility Consulting and Van Rentals

The Skokie IL location provides residents in Northern half of Chicago metro with a mobility resource center closer to their area. Existing MobilityWorks clients (and former Midwest Mobility customers) will now have three different options to choose from, depending on where they live or work to have their van serviced.

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