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Parking Privileges for Persons With Disabilities

Power wheelchair owners should apply for parking privileges for persons with disabilities — if you have not already.

Federal law governs parking privileges for people with disabilities. An applicant will have to apply based on his or her condition. Earning the privilege will make traveling to places more accessible as the person can park closer to the entrance. Learn how to apply for a handicap parking decal here.

For instance, if the person is parked in the grocery store parking lot, he or she can park closer to the entrance, which is often in a more spacious spot. Then, the person can unload a quality power wheelchair using one of our chairlifts and ride into the store to do errands.

AL560XL Automatic Extra Large Power Chair Lift

We recommend the AL560XL Automatic Extra Large Power Chair Lift. This is a sturdy lift chair that can accommodate electric wheelchairs with ease, such as the Merits P326D Power Elevating Wheelchair.

Wheelchair Vehicle Lifts Will Make Your Life Easier

The Americans with Disabilities Act ensures government entities, private businesses, and others since enacting the Uniform System of parking privileges in 1988.

The Uniform System of parking privileges extends to “persons with disabilities which impair or limit the ability to walk” and includes:

People who (1) ‘cannot walk 200 feet without stopping to rest’; (2) cannot walk without the aid of another person or certain assistive devices; (3) have respiratory volumes of less than a certain amount due to lung disease; (4) ‘use portable oxygen’; (5) have cardiac conditions of a specified severity; or (6) ‘are severely limited in their ability to walk by a[n] arthritic, neurological, or orthopedic condition.’

This is according to the CRS Report for Congress on “Federal Law on Parking Privileges for Persons with Disabilities.”

If this applies to you, we strongly recommend that you obtain parking privileges. Unloading the power wheelchair will become much easier as the spacious parking spot will consistently be near the place you are visiting, designed for people with disabilities to quickly enter and exit the vehicles.

The AL560XL Automatic, which is designed by company Harmar, can lift a variety of electric wheelchairs. This can range from folding power wheelchairs to heavy-duty electric wheelchairs.

The AL560XL Automatic is equipped with a 32.5” x 38.5” platform that is adjustable. The AL560XL Automatic supports a 350 lbs. weight capacity. The product weighs 101 lbs. It is simple to install or the customer can request professional installation for an additional $600.

Purchase the affordable lift chair for $2,195, which reflects a 25 percent discount from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. The AL560XL Automatic can also be purchased using simple financing options that start at $193 a month for 12 months at a 10 percent annual percentage rate.

The next recommended product is an electric wheelchair with an elevated seat. The Merits P326D is a simple product to retrieve from the power wheelchair lift and instantly ride to where the driver needs to be.

While traveling there, the driver will be in total luxury with this mobility scooter for traveling. The Merits P326D is equipped with a comfortable captain seat that provides the perfect combination of comfort and sturdiness to keep the driver safe mile after mile of travel.

The quality power wheelchair contours to the back, which is essential for people with orthopedic conditions, as the body feels comfortable and secure.

This power wheelchair that comes with an elevated seat has fantastic performance. The seat can elevate 7.5″ from a seating 48.5″ to 56″ and anything in between. For people who need to reach higher places, such as shelves in the store, they can maintain their independence with a simple command of a button to go up or down.

Which wheelchairs offer an elevating seat? The Merits P326D

This is a common need for our customers. Pamela W. gave the Merits P326D a five-star power wheelchair review. She said the purchase was a great decision.

“It allows me to see the top of the stove, sink, and countertop,” Pamela said.

Performance-wise, the electric wheelchair with a seat that rises is equipped with a 24V 160-watt motor that reaches maximum speeds of 5 mph. The long-distance power wheelchair can cover 18 miles per complete charge with U1 12V batteries.

The weight capacity on the Merits P326D is 300 lbs. while the product weighs 214 lbs.

The affordable power wheelchair is on a steep 55 percent discount from the MSRP as the product is listed for $2,769.

Our customers can also purchase the Merits P326D using simple financing options. Simple financing options allow the person to purchase a product over the course of several months, in this case, 12. The cheap power wheelchair starts at $244 a month for 12 months at a 10 percent annual percentage rate.

Luxury Power Wheelchairs: The Doctor and Insurance

A favorite accessory that customers commonly add with the purchase of the Merits P326D is an oxygen tank holder. For many people who need the disability park spot, the use of a portable oxygen tank holder is a contributing reason why. The oxygen tank holder, $95, will securely hold the oxygen tank to ensure that the driver breathes as well as the doctor recommends.

Disability Parking & Electric Wheelchairs

Having a disability can be frustrating. It takes so much mental energy to go through the day with the added challenge. A disability parking spot, for those that can apply, will make the person’s life much easier.

For those who receive the disability parking spot, we recommend purchasing a lift system — the AL560XL Automatic — and a quality power wheelchair — Merits P326D. Both are excellent investments in the well-being of the person.

For more information on these products, we recommend reaching out to a skilled technician from our nationwide power wheelchair store. To speak with a Mobility Scooters Direct technician, please call (877) 721-7748, during our hours of operation.

The hours of operation for our nationwide electric wheelchair store are from 8 in the morning to 6 in the evening EST during the weekdays. On weekends, we are open from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon EST.