Editor’s Note: Accessible tourism is on the rise in the U.S. and more businesses are offering ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) approved accommodations for disabled travelers. According to the Gates Foundation, one in seven travelers require accessible accommodations and by 2020 that number will be closer to 25% of a 1.7 billion population.
One of the easiest ways to travel with a disability is by using a mobility device such as a walker, wheelchair, or scooter. However, these types of mobility devices require additional room and even safety equipment to properly be secured while in transit. Wheelchair vans or other types of handicapped accessible vehicles are convenient, safe and easy to use for drivers and passengers alike who require mobility assistance.
BLVD.com offers wheelchair van rental information throughout the country. Visitors are able to view local dealers and companies that offer short and long term wheelchair van rentals in their local communities or at a destination that they would like to travel to. By providing wheelchair van rental information to the thousands of disabled travelers, BLVD.com will be able to assist visitors with helpful travel and transportation needs.
Currently, there are over 105 mobility dealers on BLVD.com that offer wheelchair van rentals across the country in popular travel destinations such as California, New York, Arizona, Florida, and Texas. People can visit wheelchair van rentals to find one near them.
The cost to rent a wheelchair van varies depending on:
- the duration that the person needs it,
- the distance needed to drive, as well as
- any additional mobility equipment that can be added such as hand controls, tie downs, etc.
To receive a quote, contact the mobility dealer directly on BLVD.com.
Rent Before You Buy An Accessible Van
Renting a wheelchair van or handicap accessible vehicle is also a great way to try out the vehicle before purchasing.
Many mobility dealers on BLVD.com offer promotions or discounts after renting a vehicle. BLVD.com is the only mobility website that has all the different manufacturers of mobility vehicles such as Braunability, Rollx, AMS, VMI, FR Conversions, and more all on one site.
This gives customers the unique ability to compare the various types of brands, conversions, and accessories available from the mobility industry. Never before has this been possible until BLVD.com.
To learn more about accessible travel, renting a wheelchair van, or purchasing an accessible vehicle, visit BLVD.com. The site is free for visitors and competitive memberships are available for mobility dealers who would like to showcase their services and inventory on BLVD.com.
BLVD.com is an online resource for people to come together to learn, share and live life to the fullest with access to mobility products and services. It is also the nation’s top choice for finding Wheelchair Vans For Sale. A complete selection of New, Used and Pre-Owned wheelchair vans for sale from top rated wheelchair van dealers nation-wide. You can also search a large selection of private party wheelchair vehicles for sale. Whether you’re a disabled driver or passenger, we’re here to help you find the right mobility equipment or vehicle modifications to fit your needs. Be sure to check our Wheelchair Vans page for resources on available wheelchair vehicle conversions, you can also apply for a wheelchair van loan in just minutes. Blvd.com is here to help you regain your freedom again! Learn more at: http://www.blvd.com or call 877-833-2480.
More Help for Your Next Vacation
Wheel:Life publications center on sharing resources and support for people who use wheelchairs. Choose any free books you’d like to receive from the list below.
In this book, you’ll discover a state-by-state directory of accessible travel destinations across the United States.
These accessible travel suggestions are part of the Get Out & Enjoy Life [GOEL] program that is a joint educational initiative between Wheel:Life, a global community of wheelchair users, and SPORTS ‘N SPOKES magazine, published by the Paralyzed Veterans of America.
More than 70,000 wheelchair users from 108 countries took part in Wheel:Life resources in 2014.
You’ll find that each chapter of this book provides easily-accessible destinations that are fun and engaging for friends who use wheelchairs. Discovering is an easy, encouraging read that will help you explore all kinds of travel destinations and family fun spots, whether you are new to using a wheelchair or a seasoned pro.
Please note that not every state in the US is featured in this travel guide, just the ones that we have included in our GOEL program to date.
Have a travel destination that you’d like to include in this book? Share it with us here.
In this book, you’ll review 10 brainstorming ideas for different types of fundraiser events to benefit an individual with a disability who needs assistance for medical equipment, physical rehabilitation, adaptive sports equipment or daily medical needs.
Throughout the book, Lisa Wells shares real-life examples and success stories from her interactions with disability advocates, non-profit supporters and Wheel:Life members throughout a healthcare marketing career that spans more than 20 years on three continents.
10 Fundraising Ideas to Help People with Disabilities features interviews from:
• Paralympian Bert Burns on how he raised support to begin his career in wheelchair racing
• Project Walk Atlanta participant Leslie Ostrander on how she raised money for additional rehab
• The founders of 100 Songs for Kids on their annual music event to benefit children’s medical charities
• Rolling Inspiration creator Chris Salas on how he lined up sponsors for his SCI peer support group
and power soccer team
• The creators of Hunter’s Torch Daylily Garden, a fundraising resource for a child with special needs.
• The Independence Fund – a little known source of financial support for disabled US veterans.