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If you’re reading this, chances are strong that either you or someone you know lives with a disability of some kind. While you may have come to R&J Mobility with the intent of purchasing, renting, or repairing mobility equipment or vehicles, there are ways in which you and the people around you can help make real change in the way in which society treats disabled people, especially in the workforce.

 

The self-esteem, performance, and job satisfaction of employees with disabilities are significantly affected by the attitudes of co-workers and peers. In fact, negative attitudes towards people with disabilities, in the workplace or in social circles, are some of the biggest obstacles for career advancement and general inclusion. However, it’s beneficial for companies to hire differently-abled individuals. Employing people with different abilities increases the diversity of a company, which in turn drives innovation and success.

 

So how can you and the people around you [...]

Unfortunately, it’s been quite the struggle for people with disabilities to get the recognition and assistance that they need and deserve. Even today, with so many new inventions and technologies, assistive technology is often overlooked. Navigating day-to-day life for many disabled individuals is already difficult as it is!

However, things are starting to improve with recent advancements in technology, from wheelchair accessible vehicles to exceptional prosthetics and better education, and now, with the help of robotics.

Advanced wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are commonly used among many disabled individuals, and they’ve come a long way since the original manual style. The invention of the electric wheelchair is a technological advancement that has helped millions of people with disabilities across the world. It has given many people better mobility and enhanced self-sufficiency.

As technologically advanced as an electric wheelchair seems, there are ways to improve it, and there are companies working to do so! With the help of [...]

The kind of wheelchair and scooter lift you should have is entirely dependent on your unique mobility needs! If you want to learn more about unoccupied wheelchairs or scooters, click here. You’ll need something a little heftier if you need a vehicle lift that will work to lift your wheelchair (or scooter) while you’re still in it!

An occupied wheelchair lift is a mechanical platform designed to raise and lower, which will allow you to enter and exit a vehicle while in your wheelchair.

There are several styles of occupied wheelchair lifts: Standard Dual-Post, Single-Post Split-Platform, Dual-Post Split-Platform and Under-Vehicle.

 

Dual-post:

This lift uses two hydraulic arms and a sturdier platform to lift heavier wheelchairs. Many people rely on the dual-post wheelchair lift for its strength, dependability and stability. It does block entryway for other passengers when deployed.

 

Single-post Split-platform:

This lift has a platform that splits or folds when stowed to [...]

Here at R&J Mobility Service, we sell a variety of unoccupied wheelchair and scooter lifts for vehicles that are designed to enhance the lives of those challenged by limited mobility. What are they exactly? Simply put, it means that you’re not in it! These lifts make it easier to transport the wheelchair or scooter but are NOT intended or safe for lifting while occupied. If you’re looking for information on occupied scooter and wheelchair lifts, please click here.

There are two styles of unoccupied lifts: Swing-Arm Style and Platform Style.

 

Swing-arm Style:

This lift uses a mechanical arm secured to the vehicle. A webbing strap attaches to the scooter or wheelchair via a docking device provided by the lift manufacturer. The lift will raise and lower the unoccupied scooter or wheelchair effortlessly using an electric motor powered by the vehicle’s battery. The swinging motion may be either manual or power-assisted. You just push a button [...]

There is no greater honor than serving your country. At R&J Mobility Service, we are proud to help veterans who have served and protected us, and who returned home with a disability that has affected their mobility.
As you age, you may not be able to get around as easily, but that doesn’t mean you should endure restrictions to your mobility. We believe you don’t have to live a limited life, and mobility scooters play a large role in increased freedom of movement.
There’s always a reason to travel: road trips on long weekends, camping excursions or visiting family. You can be mobile all year long using a wheelchair accessible van, but a wet, snowy winter could pose problems for your vehicle.
Does your mobility equipment need a checkup? This month, give the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your service appointment today, and start 2018 knowing your vehicle and equipment are safe! Visit us soon, as this special ends December 31, 2017.
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