Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary


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“Celebration of the “Americans with Disabilities Act” 24th Anniversary”

Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary

An amazing moment in U.S. history is soon to see its 24th anniversary. On July 26th, the legislation of the Americans with Disabilities Act will be celebrated once more as a law that has impacted and improved the lives of countless people with disabilities. To celebrate these advancements, let’s take a look at its history, content, and the influence that it has had throughout the years. Continue reading

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Wheelchair Accessories: What They Are and Why You Should Use Them


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Wheelchair Accessories – Making Life Easier!

Wheelchair Tie-Downs

Transportation on a bus or van in a wheelchair can be extremely dangerous without the proper use of tie-downs. Accidents are too often reported that could have been easily avoided had the individual been properly secured. Tie-downs are often referred to as “4 point wheelchair tie-downs” based on the 4 proper points of attachment, with 2 in the front and 2 in the back. This system, when implemented properly, provides maximum stability for the wheelchair and its occupant. There are three main types of wheelchair tie-downs, the first being basic tie-downs. This is the least expensive option, and consists of straps with buckles that are tightened after attachment. Retractable tie-downs act somewhat like a seat belt, retracting into a spool inside a metal or plastic housing attached to the floor of the vehicle. The straps cannot be loosened without the use of the manual release. Continue reading

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