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MobilityWorks expands assessment options 

December 17, 2020HME News Staff

RICHFIELD, Ohio – MobilityWorks is offering private needs analysis at its locations, in addition to its virtual and home-based assessments. During an in-store analysis, the client will be the only one in the showroom and will have the benefit of seeing its large selection of accessible vehicles. MobilityWorks is also, for a limited time, deferring payments for up to 90 days on new or qualifying pre-owned vehicles when financed through the company. 

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Importance of IT and accessibility

September 1, 2020Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - Bill Peterson, RESNA's 2020 Colin McLaurin Lecturer, has spent most of his career working with government agencies to standardize testing for IT for accessibility. He worked for the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) and the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (DHS OAST), and became a RESNA Fellow in 2006. HME News spoke to Peterson about what drives him and his legacy. HME News: How has your personal experience...

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NSM grows accessibility division

February 8, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE - National Seating & Mobility has expanded its home and vehicle accessibility division with the acquisition of Mobility ASAP in Upper Marlboro, Md. Mobility ASAP expands NSM's presence in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and positions the company to serve clients across Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Ed Wimbish, who owned Mobility ASAP, will serve as business manager at the Upper Marlboro location. “Mobility ASAP has provided home accessibility...

accessibility, complex rehab, M&A, NSM


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Sports 'N Spokes announces photo contest

September 5, 2018HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Sports 'N Spokes, the sports and recreation magazine of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Cure Medical, a manufacturer of intermittent catheters, have joined forces on the Wheels UP! accessible travel photo contest. The event kicked off Sept. 1, with a photo contest and prize giveaways. The goal of the campaign, now in its eighth year, is to encourage people with disabilities to explore their world through accessible travel and adaptive sports. “For SPORTS `N SPOKES, the Wheels...

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Lifeway Mobility targets growth through investment

August 30, 2018HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lifeway Mobility, an accessibility solutions company started by former Numotion CEO Paul Bergantino, has received a “major investment” from Cleveland-based Rockwood Equity Partners.As part of the transaction, Rockwood will provide additional capital and resources to enable Lifeway Mobility to accelerate its plans to become the leading provider of accessibility and safety solutions for people with mobility challenges and those wishing to age in place, according to a press...

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VGM Live at Home thinks big

December 15, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa - As the newly rebranded VGM Live at Home, Jim Greatorex envisions the group's provider members helping seniors with everything from stair lifts to smart sensors.Formerly Accessible Home Improvement of America, the group has been traditionally focused on accessibility products like wheelchair ramps more targeted at people with disabilities. As VGM Live at Home, however, it plans to broaden its focus to also include connected technologies that are more targeted at seniors.“We'll...

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Lifeway Mobility buys Total Access of New England

July 11, 2017HME News Staff

HARTFORD, Conn. - Lifeway Mobility, an accessibility solutions company based here, has acquired Total Access of New England. Total Access will operate as Lifeway Mobility from a new office near Westborough, Mass., and continue to serve the Greater Boston area. Dan Martin, owner of Total Access, will join Lifeway as vice president and will be responsible for the Massachusetts operation. Martin, a certified aging in place specialist, founded Total Access seven years ago in response to requests for...

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EZ-Access buys Phillips Lift Systems

June 3, 2016HME News Staff

ALGONA, Wash. - EZ-Access, a division of Homecare Products Inc., has made a second acquisition in its quest to become a one-stop shop for accessibility products.The company, which has its roots in residential, portable, threshold and modular ramps, has bought Pickens, S.C.-based Phillips Lift Systems, adding a line of power toilet seat lifts to its offerings.“This lift is the perfect fit to support our growing accessibility product development,” said Don Everard, CEO of EZ-Access.EZ-Access...

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Wheel:Life publishes traveling guide

June 26, 2015HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Wheel:Life, an online community for wheelchair users worldwide, has published “Discovering: An Accessible US Travel Guide for Wheelchair Users” as an e-book on amazon.com. These accessible travel suggestions were gathered as part of the annual “Get Out & Enjoy Life” program, a joint educational initiative between Wheel:Life and Sports 'n Spokes Magazine. The book culminates a month-long education program and photo contest launched June 1. “We are thrilled to...

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American Standard taps HME

October 25, 2013Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - American Standard made a splash at Medtrade this year by outfitting the Retail Design Center with not one but two safe and accessible bathrooms.While the company is a fixture at Home Depot and other mass retailers, it's a relative newcomer to the HME market. The company exhibited at Medtrade for the first time in 2012 and ramped up its presence this year by participating in the Retail Design Center.“We want to tap into the HME market and build relationships there, in...

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