Important Guidelines for Installing a Stair Ramp Are you thinking about installing a stair ramp for a loved one? Stair ramps, also known as wheelchair ramps, are a perfect way for a handicapped individual to navigate the floors of your home and are now more affordable to build place into your home than ever before. That said,...

Is a wheelchair van tax deductible? While the cost of an accessible vehicle as a whole is not deductible, there are tax credits for specific types of durable medical equipment (DME) that you can take advantage of. As 2020 comes to an end, we wanted to remind our customers of the disability tax deductions available…

Preventative maintenance plays an important part in the continued trouble-free operation of your wheelchair-accessible vehicle. Just like regular maintenance — such as oil changes — keeps your car running smoothly, performing routine wheelchair van service and repair on your mobility equipment helps prevent problems that could take you off the road. Additionally, maintaining a preventative…

Celebrate Father's Day with Social Distancing 2020 is different for many reasons but mostly because of the devastating pandemic of Covid-19.   As we think about our amazing fathers, many of them may be in the high-risk category, we can still make their Father’s Day as special as ever.   Practice social distancing while still saying “I...

As a valued member of the Ability Center community, your safety and wellbeing are our top priority. With continued news around coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to personally share the steps we are taking to protect all customers and employees. We are carefully monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization and other…

Books, Movies and Documentaries on / by People with Disabilities We've come across some fabulous books and movies on people with disabilities; either written by or written about.  Here are some of our favorites - feel free to share any you think are noteworthy! Books: Too Late to Die Young by Harriet McBryde Johnson Summary: Due...
Inspiration is all around Living with a new injury or disability is not easy and everyone deals with the challenges differently.  Some rebound quickly and for others, it takes time to adapt to the new lifestyle.  We found a couple of great websites that share stories of people with Spinal Cord Injuries and other disabilities...
The VMI Chrysler Pacifica Access360 Wheelchair Van For over 30 years, Vantage Mobility International (VMI) has been manufacturing wheelchair conversions on vehicles.  The latest edition to the VMI family is the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.  Their quality, state-of-the-art lineup of mobility products provides ease of use, maneuverability and flexibility. All of their wheelchair vans have been 100%...
Movies, Television Shows, and Documentaries Starring People with Disabilities We've been pleasantly surprised lately to see so many documentaries about people with disabilities get mainstream publicity.   Think of where we've come just in the past decade with awareness and education through the explosion of social media.  These films and television shows will help all...