Category Archives: Handicap Accessible Van

ATTENTION DISABLED VETERANS!!

ATTENTION DISABLED VETERANS!!
Click the banner below to enter for your chance to win! (No Purchase Necessary)


Superior Van and Mobility, VMI and Toyota Motor Sales USA have teamed up for the Operation Independence Star Spangled Salute, a national contest to give our disabled military veterans the chance to win a VMI Northstar Access360 conversion on a 2013 Toyota Sienna SE.

The online contest runs through November 10, 2013, and is open to ALL disabled U.S. Veterans. The winner will be randomly drawn on Veteran’s Day, November 11. The Star Spangled Salute contest is a part of VMI’s Operation Independence program.

Full contest rules are on the registration site.

Handicap Van Options Make Transit Easy

Handicap Van Options Make Transit Easy

What Can These Options Do For You?
New or used handicap vans are the main means of transportation for people with disabilities. They can compensate for most disabilities while providing comfort with the available options. Depending on your disability, you can choose which options would best fit your needs.

Here’s a list of customized options. These options will make commuting easier and more comfortable for you and your family.

The Options
The main options for additional handicap van equipment include; Bruno Valet, portable ramps, hand controls, driving aids, lifts, jump seats, wheelchair tie-downs, transfer seats and platform carriers. Here’s a description of each:
• Driving Aids: Driving aids include pedal extensions, wheelchair pulleys and sensors to help drivers maneuver safely.
• Bruno Valets: A Bruno Valet allows someone with limited mobility to get in and out of their vehicle with very little effort and strain.
• Lifts and Platform Carriers: Lifts and platform carriers are probably one of the most useful options for a handicap vans and other accessible vehicles. Lifts and platform carriers for a van can be mounted internally or externally to your vehicle. They can lift a person in a wheelchair in and out of the car or store a mobile scooter during a commute.
• Portable Ramps: A portable ramp is a less expensive option to a lift or carrier. A ramp is portable and can be taken anywhere where there is no accessible ramp for a wheelchair.
• Wheelchair Tie Downs: wheelchair tie-downs can be installed into the floor of a handicap van to secure wheelchairs during transit.
• Hand Controls: In the instance of someone who has limited or no use of their legs, that person can have hand controls installed into their steering column so they can operate their vehicle.
• Jump Seats: Jump seats can be installed into your handicap van to accommodate non-disabled passengers. They can fold down to create more room or fold out to transport more passengers.
• Transfer Seats: A transfer seat works just like a lift and platform carrier. It can lift a wheelchair into a handicap van.
Understanding all of these options will make customizing your handicap van an easier process.

Anonymous Donor Provides Handicap Accessible Van to Family in Need

Posted on: 1:55 pm, April 29, 2013, by Sarah Stewart, updated on: 02:01pm, April 29, 2013.

http://kfor.com/2013/04/29/stranger-gives-okc-couple-a-handicap-van/

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – We first introduced you to 9-year-old Macie Greene last month when we told you about her family’s quest to win a handicap accessible van.

Macie has a rare neurological disorder, Rett Syndrome, that keeps her confined to a wheelchair.

Getting her to and from doctor appointments was becoming increasingly difficult but her family couldn’t afford a handicap van.

So they had entered an online contest and were trying to recruit people to vote for them twice a day.

But a simple phone call changed all that and meant the Greenes didn’t need the contest after all.

I was running errands and I remember exactly where I was at when I answered the phone, Macie’s mom Brenda Greene said.

The woman on the other end of the line said she’d seen their story.

Her next words left Brenda speechless.

My husband and I would like to buy you a van, and I mean I was just, and she goes, I want to get this van, we want to do this now. We don’t want you to have to wait until the contest is over, Brenda Greene said.

A couple of weeks later, the Greenes had their van with ramp access for Macie’s wheelchair.

Van to family

 

She doesn’t even have to get out of the chair.

It glides right in and they buckle her in the seat.

It’s so much easier, it is, it really is, Brenda said. It’s just a matter of pushing her out to the van, pushing the remote for the ramp to come open.

The donors of the van want to remain anonymous to the public but the Greenes got to meet them at the dealership the day they got the van.

We were pretty blown away by it, Macie’s day Mike Greene said. Just the generosity of them wanting to do something like this.

The Greenes plan to withdraw from the online contest so another family needing a handicap van can have the chance to win.

They said they’re so appreciative of the couple who bought the van, they also value the hundreds of people who had been voting for them in the contest all along.

I think if people financially had the way, could give us a van, they would’ve done it, Brenda said. More people would’ve done it, but they could vote and that was their way of giving and to me, that’s huge.

50 Marathons, 50 States, 50 Weeks…

If you can run a marathon, think about those who cannot…

Superior Van and Mobility’s own, Paul Erway is just one of three individuals who accepted the challenge and is participating in completing 50 marathons, in 50 states, in 50 weeks. Alongside Paul, Aaron Roux and Grant Berthiaume have also accepted the challenge; all three are working in tandem to raise awareness, donations and support for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.

The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research. In addition, the foundation provides outlets for therapy and works to improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.

The trio’s next marathon of the series will be #16 Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon which will be held April 27,2013, Main Street, Louisville, KY.

While you may not be able to attend every event to cheer the team on, you can still help make a difference by making a donation to your local chapter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve foundation or by visiting www.50abilitymarathons.com for a direct link. Those who donate can feel good that their donation goes a long way to help people like Grant, Aaron, and Paul. Individuals who once walked and ran, but now must rely on the use of a wheelchair due to an unforeseen circumstance and/or event.

 

Remember, 50 marathons… 50 states… 50 weeks!

The challenge is on

Dodge Handicap Vans Offer Wheelchair Accessibility While Preserving Style

If you’re in the market for a truly comfortable and accessible wheelchair van, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that compares to Dodge handicap vans. Dodge offers multiple models of handicap vans, a list that is topped by a wheelchair accessible version of their exceptional Grand Caravan.

This model of the Grand Caravan—like all Dodge handicap vans—has not sacrificed comfort and style while converting to a handicap van model. The built-in features of the Caravan make it an obvious and complimentary choice for handicap conversion. Dual power sliding doors and anti-lock brakes make this van incredibly convenient and safe for those looking for Dodge handicap vans.

In the same way the traditional model of the Grand Caravan has no equal in the industry, the handicap-converted model offers comforts such as power windows, three-zone climate control and stow-and-go.

Of course, it’s in the BraunAbility conversion process itself that makes Dodge handicap vans the clear choice for those seeking wheelchair accessible transportation. For starters, the floor is lowered by 10 inches and a non-slip power ramp is installed. The reduced ramp angle allows an individual in a wheelchair to easily enter the minivan. Anchor points and wheelchair tie-downs for the wheelchairs are.

With several models in addition to the Grand Caravan available for handicap accessible vans, consumers will have many options to choose from. Dodge has made sure that they not only provide comfort and ease of access, but variety as well. No matter what your preference or requirements, Dodge offers the best in state of the art handicap vans.

As you can see, Dodge handicap vans are able to preserve the style and comfort Dodge is known for while also providing ease of access for handicap riders and drivers.

 

The New Toyota Sienna from Superior Van

Superior Van is thrilled to offer the new Toyota Sienna with VMI conversion capabilities to our customers with disabilities. This is a top choice among those looking for a quality minivan, and when you choose from our many accessories offered to drivers with disabilities, it becomes a fully functional and adaptable van that’s perfect for every driver’s needs. Continue reading