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Report Card: Wide disconnect between those with mobility challenges, general public

July 20, 2021HME News Staff

WINAMAC, Ind. – Only 23% of the members of The Driving Force, an online community of people with mobility impairments and their caregivers, believe their challenges are fairly accommodated, compared to 61% of the general public, according to the second-annual “Drive for Inclusion Report Card” from BraunAbility. Seventy nine percent of members believe the design and development of accommodations within the businesses they frequent is most lacking, compared to 37% of the general public....

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BraunAbility, Q’STRAINT unite for customers

June 8, 2021HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS – BraunAbility and Q’STRAINT have launched a new venture to accelerate innovation for their customers and keep pace with the technologies that are rapidly transforming the automotive landscape. As part of the venture, the two companies will work together to integrate the design process, setting the stage for systems-based solutions that will enhance safety, quality and reliability for the disability community. “Wheelchair passengers face such a segmented experience...

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BraunAbility report card reveals low satisfaction with ADA

August 14, 2020HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - People with mobility disabilities say the Americans with Disabilities Act isn't very effective most of the time, according to the new BraunAbility Drive for Inclusion Report Card.? To create the report card, BraunAbility surveyed both the general population and The Driving Force, the company's online community of people with mobility impairments and their caregivers. While 68% of the general public believe people with mobility challenges are fairly accommodated and included in most...

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NSM adds BraunAbility to customer education

January 6, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility now has BraunAbility kiosks in three branches as a tool for educating customers on wheelchair accessible vehicles.The partnership between the two companies, launched in October, also involves in-branch training for customer-facing NSM employees.“We view this as part of our mission to provide a 360-degree view to our clients of their mobility needs,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “It's not just about the wheelchair. It's about the home,...

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NSM, BraunAbility partner on education

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility and BraunAbility have partnered to install the first BraunAbility developed kiosk in NSM's Houston branch. The kiosk is meant to educate NSM clients about accessible vehicle options and provide them with the opportunity to connect with their local BraunAbility dealership for a thorough mobility consultation. “Both NSM and BraunAbility are committed to empowering the lives of individuals with physical disabilities through mobility solutions,”...

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BraunAbility formalizes commitment to people with disabilities

October 8, 2019HME News Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - BraunAbility has committed to recruiting more people with physical disabilities into its workforce. The company has made the commitment as it opens the doors to its new global headquarters in Carmel, Ind., which has been designed to be accessible and accommodating to people with mobility challenges, and as it celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.  BraunAbility has committed to: ensuring that it sends each job opening directly to more than 20 disability...

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BraunAbility acquires regional dealer

November 15, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - BraunAbility has acquired Ability Center, a regional dealer of wheelchair accessible vehicles with 14 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. “Ability Center has been my life's work, and this partnership ensure we are well-positioned to grow and, most importantly, continue to provide an outstanding level of care and service to our customers,” said Darrell Heath, founder and chairman. BraunAbility is a global manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and...

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BraunAbility names new leader

November 21, 2017HME News Staff

WINAMAC, Ind. - The board of directors of BraunAbility, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and lifts, has selected Staci Kroon as the company's new president and CEO effective Nov. 27. She will also serve as the board's director. The announcement follows the retirement of Nick Gutwein, who has led BraunAbility since 2008. Kroon comes to BraunAbility from Eaton Corp., a $20 billion global technology leader in power management solutions, where she was most recently executive vice president...

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Short Takes: BraunAbility, 3B Medical

July 6, 2016HME News Staff

FEV, the developer and provider of the wheelchair ramp gateway module used in BraunAbility-converted FCA vans, announced this week that it has hit the milestone of supplying 25,000 modulesJeff Shields has been named vice president of sales at 3B Medical. He brings with him more than 30 years of HME manufacturer experience, including with ResMed and Inova Labs.

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BraunAbility, Permobil join forces to improve lives

June 28, 2016HME News Staff

WINAMAC, Ind. - BraunAbility and Permobil have partnered on a research project to improve the interface between wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible vehicles. The two organizations will collaborate on technical research and engineering with the ultimate goal of increasing independence and improving the total mobility experience for individuals with physical disabilities. “Individually our brands have contributed huge advancements in mobility over our long histories,” said Nick Gutwein,...

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