Recently the blog Climbing Downhill wrote a great article entitled 10 Things to Know Before Buying a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Kansas Truck Mobility is committed to matching our customers with the mobility solutions they need, so we wanted to add a few thoughts on the subject. Read more
Do you use the ABLE Savings program? Designed to allow people to save for qualified disability expenses without affecting eligibility for other programs such as SSI or Medicaid, this program will see some changes from the major tax changes implemented recently. Among eligible expenses are assistive technology and transportation, so it is important to keep in mind how these changes will affect your future decisions on mobility vehicles. Read more
Winter months are a popular time for getting out of town. Whether it’s to see distant friends or relatives or to get to warmer weather, even if just for a day, we want to help you with some thoughts and even some recommendations that you might not have considered before. Read more
Van conversions, as the name implies, means taking a van like you’d find in a car dealer’s showroom and either modifying the vehicle with add-on equipment or re-manufacturing it all together. BraunAbility has put together a great video on how a minivan is converted for wheelchair accessibility. Read more
Also known as adapted vehicles, these are vehicles that modified to allow for operation of a vehicle by a person with limited mobility. The industry’s terminology can be confusing. Adaptive vehicles may also refer to a converted vehicle or one that has been re-manufactured for highway safety and full independent access for entering/exiting the vehicle in the wheelchair independently.
Kansas Truck Mobility has three major adaptive services that it offers: Adaptive Seating, Wheelchair Lifts, and Hand Controls and Driving Aids. Read more
Kansas Truck Mobility is a provider of transportation solutions for people with disabilities and we pride ourselves in working closely with every customer’s unique needs to provide a mobility solution that works best, especially when it comes to transportation to and from work. This is relevant today because October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Read more
We see many people searching for turning automotive seating, and previously we wrote about Bruno Stow-Away seating for pickups, as well as side vs. rear entry options. However, you might be looking for a passenger entry option that combines the convenience of side or rear entry with the minimal impact of stow away seating. Bruno offers the Bruno Valet Plus, the most versatile of the Valet Signature Seating line.
Versatility is the key to this mobility solution because everyone has different needs such as height. Each package is individually dealer pre-programmed to a customized setting. Read more
In our previous articles, we discussed the expansion of options for mobility vehicles in recent years , as well as which entry option is suitable, rear or side entry. Today, we are going to discuss lift options that apply to pickup trucks, which have not always been the best option for mobility, but products like stow-away packages allow for easy entry into a truck without affecting the interior of the cab.
A popular mobility solution for which many people search is wheelchair lifts for trucks. Read more
Our previous article discussed how adaptive vehicle options are growing to include SUV’s and take the comfort of the entire family into consideration. From VMI to BraunAbility, there are more options than ever to customize your vehicle to your unique accessibility needs. Many of these options can be overwhelming, so it is always a good idea to visit a dealer who is QAP-certified by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. That way, you can discuss how different packages affect your day-to-day transportation. One such discussion might include what type of entry is right for you. The two most common options are side entry & rear entry. If you drive a pick-up, then the STOW-AWAY™ package from Bruno could be a viable option to allow for adaptive driver access to the vehicle while keeping the interior of the pick-up the same, an important consideration for vehicles that don’t have large interior floor plans. Read more