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NMEDA Invited to Washington in Recognition of the 14th Americans with Disabilities Act

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Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 22, 2004

NMEDA, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association, has been invited to Washington to participate in the Assistive Technology Exhibit and Policy Forum on July 27, 2004 at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The event, held in recognition of the anniversary of the ADA, will be hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Education and will highlight advances made in assistive technology with exhibits by over 40 leading companies, government agencies, and associations advocating for people with disabilities. It will also promote and provide information about assistive technology. Key exhibitors and panelists will include representatives of NMEDA, General Motors, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard and the Departments of Education, Commerce, Justice and Defense. The policy forum will feature panelists focusing on emerging technologies in the field, the market potential of new assistive technology, and advances in assistive technology for all populations.

NMEDA, originally formed as an Association of Mobility Equipment Dealers in the state of Florida is now known internationally as an organization committed to ensuring quality and professionalism in the manufacture and installation of safe and reliable mobility equipment in vehicles for drivers and passengers with disabilities. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the adaptation of quality transportation equipment for persons with disabilities.

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association establishes national guidelines, encourages professionalism, serves as an information resource center, provides a source for mediation and complaint intervention, offers professional training, educational opportunities and publications. NMEDA assists in the provision of the safest possible mobility and independence for consumers with disabilities.

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NMEDA Continues Growth as Mobility Issues Amplify

No Comments 11 August 2010

(PRWEB) December 17, 2004

NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists, and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment. All members work together to improve transportation options of people with disabilities.

Formed originally as an association of mobility equipment dealers in the state of Florida, membership opened on a national level in 1989 and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association was established. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of quality transportation for people with disabilities. Membership has grown to over 650 members with the bulk of the membership located in the United States and Canada.

NMEDA members adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and follow the NMEDA Guidelines. NMEDA members update the Guidelines, a living document providing detailed recommended practices on equipment installation and modifications, yearly. Every NMEDA member agrees to follow these Guidelines when they join the association.

The Quality Assurance Program (QAP) is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry. The program promotes quality, safety, and reliability within the industry. Some states now require a dealerÂÂ’s participation in the QAP to perform work for the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs. The QAP is the only program of this nature developed for the mobility equipment industry. A QAP designation enhances vehicle modification and mobility equipment installation in a manner consistent with the highest guidelines available in the industry. The states that have adapted the program include South Carolina, Ohio, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico and New York.

Kentucky is pending. Louisiana and North Carolina require QAP or an equivalent.

NMEDA offers QAP workshops, national updates in their Circuit Breaker Newsletter and will hold the 14th Annual Conference, February 9-12, 2005 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida. The featured speaker is Jeffrey Gitomer. 800-833-0427. www.nmeda.org

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