NMEDA Plans for 2021 National Mobility Awareness Month

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) has announced the theme for its ninth annual National Mobility Awareness Month, taking place in May.

All month long, NMEDA and mobility industry stakeholders will be rallying around the theme “Say Hello to New Destinations,” just as the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that sharply curtailed travel in 2020.

In an April 7 news announcement, NMEDA CEO Danny Langfield said, “We are excited to continue our support of National Mobility Awareness Month. This is a great opportunity for not only our partners, but also the community to get involved and highlight mobility solutions which greatly impact those around us.”

While NMEDA will be focusing on educating consumers on wheelchair-accessible vehicles and related accessibility technology, the month also “encourages fewer boundaries and more possibilities,” the announcement said.

National Mobility Awareness Month will include virtual events held by NMEDA members, as well as a forum on NMEDA’s Facebook page, where consumers can share their stories.

NMEDA pointed out that one in seven adults in the United States and Canada has mobility challenges, and 80 percent of wheelchair users report that local public transportation systems are difficult to access or use.

For more information on National Mobility Awareness Month, visit NMEDA.org/nmam.

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Laurie Watanabe is the editor of Mobility Management. She can be reached at lwatanabe@1105media.com.

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