Adapting Your Vehicle
Adaptive equipment is an installed device or structural modification that is necessary for a person with a permanent physical disability to drive or be transported in a vehicle. There are a wide range of modifications that can be made to a vehicle based on a person’s needs. Rest assured, Ford Mobility can provide the guidance and resources for finding the equipment dealers and installers that will help make the appropriate adaptations to your vehicle.
Questions to consider when planning to instal adaptive equipment:
Before purchasing any adaptive equipment, we recommend that you do the following to regain your driving independence:
Standards and Guidelines for Mobility Best Practices
National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association
The NMEDA is a nonprofit organization composed of dealers, automotive manufacturers, rehabilitation professionals, and mobility equipment providers that encourage professionalism and work together to establish national guidelines and standards for mobility best practices.
To view a list of current members, go to www.nmeda.com. NMEDA Quality Assurance Program, QAP, is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment industry. As such, the companies involved have been certified to comply with NMEDA quality control processes, have the proper insurance, and have obtained the applicable training from the adaptive equipment manufacturers they represent.
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