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NSM sponsors accessible platforms at concert

October 4, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility served as the official ADA sponsor of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, which drew thousands of festival goers to The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tenn., on Sept. 25-26. NSM’s sponsorship, its second as official ADA sponsor of the festival, funded accessible viewing platforms throughout the venue, ensuring that attendees with disabilities had the opportunity to view and enjoy the two-day experience. “We were proud to...

Accessibility, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sponsor


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Mobility

ADA anniversary: A time of celebration, cause for improvements

June 19, 2020Tracy Orzel

WATERLOO, Iowa - To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART have released a video featuring longtime champion and lead sponsor of the act, retired Sen. Tom Harkin. The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement was established in 2013 to continue to catalyze change on issues of social justice, fairness and opportunity. “Having him speak to the CRT policies that are needed helps set the stage for us to...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NCART, U.S. Rehab, VGM & Associates


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Short takes: NRRTS, Rotech

June 5, 2020HME News Staff

NRRTS is inviting members to submit thoughts, photos and memories of life before and after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Submissions will be featured in DIRECTIONS, Volume 4. Submissions may be sent to Amy Odom at [email protected]. Deadline is June 19�Rotech Healthcare in Lakeland, Fla., donated nearly $900 to the Wooden Spoon diner, which has so far given out more than 1,000 free meals to front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Complex Rehab, National Registry of Rehabilitation Technology Suppliers (NRRTS)


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Rehab groups mark 30th anniversary of ADA

May 15, 2020HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - VGM & Associates, U.S. Rehab and NCART are raising awareness of the Americans with Disabilities Act, in honor of the landmark legislation's 30th anniversary.The campaign kicks off with a video featuring retired Sen. Tom Harkin, a champion of the disabled and lead sponsor of the ADA.“We are so pleased to have worked with NCART and Senator Harkin to put some great info together for the anniversary of the ADA,” said Greg Packer, president of U.S. Rehab, the complex rehab...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Don Clayback, NCART, U.S. Rehab, VGM & Associates


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NSM creates 'ADA Chill Spot' at music festival

August 27, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility is the first ADA sponsor of the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, a two-day event featuring a diverse lineup of music performers. NSM will create and staff the “National Seating & Mobility ADA Chill Spot” for the Sept. 21-22 event, an accessible air-conditioned tent that will provide an exclusive area for attendees with disabilities and their companions. “This is an opportunity in our own backyard to provide a service that will...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Seating & Mobility (NSM)


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ADA: Improve insulin access, affordability

May 31, 2018HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. - The American Diabetes Association on May 24 released a public policy statement outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin access and affordability. The recommendations in “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability” include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Diabetes, Insulin, Policy


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VGM Forbin advises on new ADA regs

June 21, 2016HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa - Owners of privately held businesses now have to think about their online marketing when complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Websites are now included as part of Title III of the ADA, according to VGM Forbin. This means company websites will soon be legally required to comply with a set of standards called the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, or WCAG 2.0. The guidelines include visual and functional accessibility elements: How easily can people who are blind,...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Online marketing, Regulation, VGM Forbin


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Mobility

The ADA's legacy

August 25, 2015Tracy Orzel

In honor of National CRT Awareness Week and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), NCART released a video in August highlighting the importance of complex rehab wheelchairs and technology. “If people don't have the right wheelchair that lets them get out into the community, the ADA can really be an unfulfilled promise,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART. The video included comments from retired Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, who sponsored the...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Complex Rehab, NCART


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Amramp provides ramps for Christmas tree tour

November 28, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - For the second straight year, Amramp, a provider of wheelchair ramp systems and wheelchair-accessible showers, will provide ramps for the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree Tour, according to a press release. The ramps will enable those with mobility-challenged disabilities to partake in the tradition, which includes visits to more than 20 communities. Amramp's ramp system, which U.S. Forestry personnel will set up and break down at each stop of the tour, is fully accessible and ADA-compliant.

Accessibility, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Capitol Christmas Tree Tour, Wheelchair


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Editorial

20th anniversary of ADA: A time of celebration and shame

September 26, 2010Mike Mallaro

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that helped bring people with disabilities into the mainstream. Historically, society tended to isolate and segregate individuals with disabilities. The 1990 law sought to assure equality of opportunity, full participation in society and independent living. No longer would the most frail among us be subject to isolation and discrimination. Today there are 54 million Americans living with a disability,...

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Competitive Bidding, Mike Mallaro, VGM


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