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4 Tips for Traveling with Disabilities

 

Traveling brings plenty of opportunities for families to create treasured memories, seek historic sights and reconnect. However, for individuals with limited mobility, it can also bring potential complications. At EZ-ACCESS, we believe that the ability to explore should never be limited. That’s why we offer these important safety travel tips so that you and your loved ones can enjoy adventure, without sacrificing safety.

1.) Create a Plan

Although new cities are exciting, unfamiliar areas can be potentially dangerous for people traveling with disabilities. To avoid any possible problems, make sure to research the doctors and physicians in the area. Medical associations within the city are also a great source of information and may offer solutions in identifying accessible attractions and restaurants.  For those that rely on wheelchair assistance or need medication, make sure to bring spare equipment in case of malfunction. If you are renting any medical equipment, be sure to arrange it in advance. Calling to double check that everything is in order before you depart is also a good practice.  Above all, make sure you have the essential contact information for your doctor, and inform them of where and when you will be traveling. Doing so ensures that they will be ready to help in the event of an emergency.

2.) Use a Travel Agency that Specializes in Disabilities

It may seem simple to set up personal trips or flights without professional assistance, however, doing so can cause potential problems in the long run. By utilizing an agency that specializes in travel for the disabled, you can eliminate stress and ensure that no detail is overlooked. These agencies help arrange access to handicap vehicles as well as accessible transportation and lodging. Additionally, if any problem does arise, you can contact them for help throughout your trip.

3.) Prepare for Your Flights

If you will be flying, don’t arrive at the airport without first researching the layout. Details such as bathroom location can help in case of an issue. Make sure to give yourself an extra one to two hours prior to departure in order to get through security. Don’t forget to pack emergency equipment in your carryon as well. For catching connecting flights, 90 minutes is recommended for a layover. If you need assistance while boarding, be specific with your requests especially if it includes lifting or handling. Additionally, don’t forget to request a specialty seat or supply any dietary restrictions ahead of time.

4.) Get the Right Gear

For those traveling by vehicle, bringing your mobility scooter or power chair along for the ride can be a potential obstacle. That’s why we are making traveling easier with Haulway® vehicle lifts from EZ-ACCESS. Available in a variety of weight capacities, these lifts can easily be attached to a wide range of vehicles to ensure you have the assistance you need to keep moving. To find the right lift for you, contact our team today!

Travel can be hectic but the experience of sharing new adventures with loved ones makes it worthwhile. With these tips, you can help eliminate stress and avoid potential emergencies. At EZ-ACCESS, it is our ultimate goal to create new and innovative ways for individuals affected by limited mobility to enjoy the world around them. Find out how we are taking big steps by visiting http://capabilities.ezaccess.com/.

What Makes HAULWAY The Safest External Vehicle Lift on the Market

What Makes HAULWAY The Safest Lift On the Market

With hundreds of dollars of equipment and your lifeline to mobility exposed to the world, transporting your power chair can raise concern. Ease it with HAULWAY lift systems. A fully boxed base frame, weight-bearing capacities up to 325 pounds, and top-of-line protection systems create a chair lift as secure as it is streamlined. Consider some of the features that make HAULWAY the safe option in mobility chair transport:

  • It conquers bumps in the road: Long gravel roads or main streets riddled with potholes pose just as minimal concern as if navigating your lift on smooth pavement. An integrated suspension system absorbs impact and helps your chair reorient around it.
  • Inclines aren’t an issue: Whether tackling a steep hill in your neighborhood or a steady climb up mountainous landscapes, put the fear of your mobility chair dislodging to rest. With an automatic tilt function, a HAULWAY lift will position your mobility device for maximum leverage, adjusting to changes in elevation swiftly and smoothly.
  • Restraints aren’t on your shoulders: Not only do straps and ropes tangle and create hassle, they also come with a high risk of error. An improper knot, a hook that breaks mid-ride, or a frayed strap that snaps can create an expensive problem in a matter of seconds. HAULWAY’s mechanical hold-down arm eliminates the time and focus that manual restraints demand, snugly keeping your mobility chair locked in place. Auto-retractable ratchet tie-downs also work to firmly secure your mobility chair to the lift.
  • It takes care of itself: Bumping into your lift when you round the corner can be a painful shock. The automatic fold feature prevents this pain, rising up and out of range when not in use.

Questions? Our team at EZ-ACCESS can answer them to help you select the power chair lift that suits your needs and lifestyle. Give us a call today!

Why We LOVE the HAULWAY Standard Scooter and Power Chair Lift

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We tried, but we can’t hold it back:

We’re in love.

We’re in head over heels, heart pounding, makes-you-loopy love with the HAULWAY Standard Scooter and Power Chair Lift! Rather than keeping it to ourselves, we want to share exactly why this lift makes the perfect partner for your mobility device:

  • It’s adaptable: Whether it’s a medium-sized scooter or a four-wheeled complex power chair, HAULWAY Standard won’t discriminate with its care. Holding weight capacities up to 275 pounds, it can accommodate a range of mobility devices. It’s ready to flex to your needs, with the addition of the optional Swingaway installation, which allows total access to your vehicle’s tailgate, rear door, and cargo area with utter ease.
  • It’s all about offering support: This love is built on security. The hold-down arm eliminates the need for cumbersome straps or rope, locking your mobility chair in place while on the move, and a full boxed frame offers added protection and peace of mind as it protects your precious cargo. Like a giant hug, the integrated suspension system even keeps your chair snugly in place to protect it from bumps in the road.
  • It’s there for you when and how you need it: Van? SUV? Truck? Take your pick. It works in tandem with any vehicle capable of supporting a Hitch Class level II or III, opening the door for easy transport adventures.
  • It picks up after itself: Talk about low maintenance. HAULWAY automatically folds up when not in use, neatly packing itself up out of your way without being told. With a quick turn of a key, the lift raises and lowers your mobility device with an automatic tilt to protect the safety of both you and your chair.
  • It’s in it for the long-term: Made with durable materials to withstand the toughest of storms, HAULWAY isn’t prepared to flake on you anytime soon. However, it comes with a three-year limited warranty to protect your purchase from life’s curveballs.

If you’re not feeling the love, HAULWAY offers other chair lift options to help you find The One. Let a representative at EZ-ACCESS know how they can play matchmaker to find the perfect accessibility product for you today!