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Mobility

NMEDA calls on UPitt

November 30, 2020Tracy Orzel

TAMPA -The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has teamed up with the University of Pittsburgh's Rehabilitation Science and Technology (RST) Department to manage its education and training programs. Amy Lane, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, who also manages the university's Adaptive Driving Program, will oversee NMEDA's programs, with at least 50% of her time devoted exclusively to NMEDA. “(Part one) was the...

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NMEDA brings in UPitt to boost education, training

October 21, 2020HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla., and PITTSBURGH - The Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology in the University of Pittsburgh's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences will oversee the education and training programs offered by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. The agreement calls for UPitt's Amy Lane, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist, who manages and operates SHRS's Adaptive Driving Program, to serve as NMEDA's director of education and training,...

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NMEDA conference: Group emphasizes end users

February 25, 2020Tracy Orzel

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) will hold its annual conference and expo in Daytona Beach, Fla., March 3-5, where its theme, “the business of caring,” will speak to the automobile industry as whole, rather than a specific objective. “People come to our guys in a difficult situation,” said Danny Langfield, CEO of NMEDA. “They want to be mobile; they want to feel like they have their independence back. So we can say...

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Mobility

Bill clears way for standards for adaptive equipment

December 2, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - Now that a bill requiring Veterans Affairs to establish quality and safety standards for adaptive equipment and vehicles has finally been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, the real work begins, say those involved.“The VA has up to one year to start action on it,” said Dave Hubbard, CEO and executive director of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, which was largely responsible for early drafts of the Veterans Mobility Safety Act. “They're...

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Editorial

Legislation solves simple problem

July 25, 2016Letter to the Editor

In an article posted to your website on June 1, 2016, titled “Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill,” there were a number of statements included that were erroneously reported, and we, therefore, thought it paramount to send in this clarification.First and foremost, after doing a thorough search, the organization The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America referenced in the article is being called into question, as we were unable to locate any such organization. However,...

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Vendors

Bill stirs up turf war over adaptive equipment

June 10, 2016Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill in the House of Representatives with a commendable goal—creating standards for the provision of automobile adaptive equipment for veterans—has divided the manufacturers and providers in that market.Most recently, the Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America, an informal group of manufacturers and providers led by Harmar, sent a letter to the Committee of Veterans Affairs in the Senate, where a similar bill is being considered, suggesting changes to the bill. Chief...

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Also Noted

Short Takes: NMEDA, MAMES

April 30, 2015HME News Staff

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is sponsoring the fourth annual National Mobility Awareness Month contest. As part of the contest, wheelchair users will have the chance to win one of four wheelchair accessible vans by submitting a video detailing how they've personally triumphed over mobility challenges. Chairiot Mobility, BraunAbility, VMI and El Dorado Mobility have agreed to provide the vehicles and conversionsÖAttendance was up 10% at this year's MAMES Spring Convention and...

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'Local Hero' drives off in new accessible van

August 20, 2014HME News Staff

PHOENIX - Vantage Mobility International (VMI), Toyota and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) this week handed the keys to a 2014 Sienna with VMI Northstar conversion to Courtney Boyll. The Alabama teacher, coach, wife and mother of three was paralyzed in a car accident 20 years ago. She won the national Local Hero Contest that was part of National Mobility Awareness Month, an annual campaign to educate people with disabilities and caregivers about adaptive mobility solutions....

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