This post brought to you by NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
If you are not familiar with NMEDA, it stands for National Mobility Equipment Dealer Association. They are non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment. In other words, they serve to educate and promote safe driving and transportation for those with disabilities. With over 600 members, each one agrees to follow the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and various guidelines set by NMEDA.
NMEDA strives to improve the life of those with disabilities by ensuring they have the freedom to travel safely from Point A to Point B. Whether they can drive themselves or rely on transportation, it doesn’t matter. Everyone is entitled to safe transportation, and luckily there are associations like NMEDA that ensures this.
What is great about NMEDA is that they offer the Quality Assurance Program (QAP). QAP is an accreditation program (not certification) for those in the mobility equipment industry. There are actually States now that require a dealer to attain the accreditation and participate in the program, if they perform any work for Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.
I love that all QAP dealers offer 24 hour local emergency assistance, on-site sales and support . Plus they offer in-person individual evaluations. Chances are you wouldn’t receive this same type of customer service and support if you purchase online through a non NMEDA member.
Do you someone with a disability? If they are looking for a wheelchair van, car, truck, or other mobility equipment, I highly recommend they locate and visit a NMEDA QAP (Quality Assurance Program) Dealer for mobility solutions. People with disabilities deserve freedom, and thankfully NMEDA ensures the quality of that freedom.