In 1990, Congress signed into a law an historic piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. The American with Disabilities Act changed the disabled community forever — particularly with respect to employment, government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. And, later, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 changed the way this country made the handicap wheelchair van…
Which is precisely what we’re going to discuss in today’s post. A set of revised, enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design outlined specific characteristics for wheelchair vans. These standards improved significantly the safety and security for passengers of adaptable mobility vehicles. Although they are not required in every vehicle, buying a handicap wheelchair van for the ADA-compliant label is an assurance of quality and safety. Continue reading
These veterans now serve here on our team at AMS Vans, Inc! We appreciate all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do![/caption]
On days like today, words fall short. We know any move that we make to show our appreciation will be inadequate in comparison to the sacrifice that has been made. Still, we are thankful. We are thankful for the sacrifices, and you do not go unseen by all. Continue reading
The ADA has helped people with a disability for 25 years, with more work to be done. Your personal story has the power to inspire progress.
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