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Q&A: Legislation is tough but necessary

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06/21/2016

Peter Thomas, who coordinates policy for the ITEM Coalition, a group that builds support for policies that will enhance access to assistive devices and technologies, will speak at the upcoming RESNA/NCART 2016 Conference, July 12-15 in Arlington, Va.

Google backs wheelchair tech

Center for Discovery hopes to launch indieGo by end of 2017
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06/21/2016

HURLEYVILLE, N.Y. – Google has awarded a $1.125M grant to the Center for Discovery to create an open source power add-on that will turn any manual wheelchair into a power wheelchair.

Apple debuts wheelchair app

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06/17/2016

SAN FRANCISCO – Among the fanfare during the keynote address at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference on June 13 was the announcement that an upcoming free software update for the watchOS will include an app specific for wheelchair users.

NMEDA responds to opponents

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06/07/2016

TAMPA, Fla. – A bill that seeks to standardize how lifts are provided to veterans has been “misinterpreted” by its opponents, according to the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association.

GAO emphasizes smallness of accessories market

‘The report is really the best we could have hoped for,’ Bachenheimer says
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06/03/2016

WASHINGTON – Mobility stakeholders say they now have backup from the Government Accountability Office.

GAO releases report on accessories

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – Accessories for complex power wheelchairs might account for a relatively small share of Medicare utilization, but they account for a much larger share of total spending, according to a highly anticipated report published June 1 by the Government Accountability Office.

Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill

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06/01/2016

WASHINGTON – The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America has appealed to lawmakers to tweak a bill in the House of Representatives, as well as a companion bill being considered in the Senate, that seeks to improve the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by Veterans Affairs.

CRT advocate helps community 'humbly catch up'

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05/20/2016

AUSTIN, Texas – NCART has asked its members to vote for Archer Hadley, a college student who was nominated for a 2016 National Philanthropy Day Honors program award for his Wheelchair Challenge.

Hoveround absent from re-compete

The provider previously accepted contracts in 85% of Round 2 bid areas
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05/20/2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – As industry stakeholders continue to pore over the list of Round 2 re-compete contract suppliers, one well-known name missing from the list is Hoveround.

National Seating & Mobility up for sale?

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05/19/2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wellspring Capital Management is shopping for a buyer for National Seating & Mobility, according to news reports.

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