Friday, October 15, 2010

Finding Freedom with NMEDA

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you ever taken the time to contemplate how your life would be different with a physical handicap?  I'm the first to admit that I take my physical capabilities for granted far too often.  As I think back on people I've seen or known with these difficulties, I realize that the freedom that comes from being able to maneuver, or even travel from place to place, is quite hindered by their circumstance.

Fortunately, there are people who have taken a step forward to change this.  NMEDA is a trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment.  All members of this valuable group work together to improve transportation options of people with disabilities.

NMEDA, which stands for National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, does not sell anything.  They are actually the only association that promotes safe driving and equipment for disabled people. They are non-profit and their members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NMEDA dealers (members) are the ones who sell handicap vans and vehicle modifications for disabled people.

No two people with a disability are exactly the same.  That's why NMEDA offers a personalized "in-person" evaluation. Anyone who chooses to use their services can be confident they are getting the right driving solution customized to specific lifestyles and needs.  Even if additional training or product refinements are needed, a willing NMEDA dealer is there to help.

Within the association, NMEDA has dealers AND Quality Assurance Program dealers.  The Quality Assurance Program (or QAP) is the only nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment industry. The program is based on the principle that in order to satisfy customers consistently, companies must have a systematic and documented approach to quality.  A QAP designation enhances vehicle modification and mobility equipment installation in a manner consistent with the highest guidelines available in the industry.

A NMEDA dealer can not only help the elderly or disabled get back onto the road of independence; but, they can be a valuable resource for their caregivers, as well.  Do you know someone who can use more information about NMEDA and the services they offer?  Then encouraging them to visit to find their closest qualified dealer.

"Transportation is the key to freedom, 
NMEDA is the key to quality transportation."

Visit my sponsor: NMEDA


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