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Voter Turnout Among People with Disabilities Expected to Surge

When politicians are planning their outreach to various demographics ahead of the 2020 presidential race, they don’t often talk about people with disabilities.

New data shows that politicians who ignore disabled Americans may be missing out on a growing group of voters whose support could be up for grabs in 2020 — and activists are hoping to take advantage of this momentum.

Voter turnout among people with disabilities surged by 8.5 percentage points in 2018, representing a larger increase and more voters than in any of the previous two midterm elections.

The key takeaway from all of this, is that the voices in the disability community are important and they need to be heard…and they ARE being heard. Keep pushes for change because it is your right.

Disability and Voter Turnout in the 2018 Elections Key Points*Voting Presidential Election Disabled Community

  • Voter turnout surged by 8.5 points in 2018 among citizens with disabilities relative to the 2014 midterm elections. The surge, though, was slightly larger among citizens without disabilities (11.9 points), resulting in a 4.7 point gap in voter turnout between citizens with and without disabilities in 2018.
  • The increased turnout among people with disabilities occurred across all disability types and demographic categories—gender, race/ethnicity, age group, and region.
  • 3 million citizens with disabilities reported voting in the November 2018 elections.
  • Employed people with disabilities were just as likely as employed people without disabilities to vote, suggesting that employment helps bring people with disabilities into mainstream political life.
  • If people with disabilities voted at the same rate as people without disabilities who have the same demographic characteristics, there would be about 2.35 million more voters.


*Key points above are according to a report released by researchers at Rutgers University. These figures are based on analysis of data from the federal government’s Current Population Survey Voting Supplement for November 2018, which has a sample size of 88,749. The computations were made using six disability questions introduced on the Current Population Survey in 2008.

Save Money with Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance

Wheelchair Van Maintenance and Service | Preventive MaintenanceYour safety is our number one priority. The certified mobility service technicians at United Access will work hard to ensure that your wheelchair van or other mobility equipment is safe and running at optimal condition.

All of our locations offer adaptive equipment service, but did you know we also off full-service maintenance on your wheelchair van or accessible vehicle as well? At United Access in Kansas City and United Access in Rochester, we are able to perform most mobility-related installations, maintenance or repairs, along with changes, tire rotations and other general automotive repairs.

Why go through the inconvenience of making two trips – one to have your wheelchair van serviced AND another to service your adaptive equipment? Just call United Access in Kansas City or United Access in Rochester today and we’ll do everything for you with just one stop!

Schedule your appointment today, and we will take care of everything else for you!


Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance Packages

Gold Star Auto & Adaptive Equipment Maintenance Package: $139.99*

  • Full Synthetic Oil & Filter Change
  • Top Off all Fluids
  • Clean Battery Terminals & performance test of battery
  • Tire Rotation and full Brake Inspection
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection
  • Mobility Equipment and Conversion Safety Inspection & Service

*Does not apply to UVL lift and in-floor ramp products. Extra fees apply. Additional labor and parts may apply to any additional repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Best In Class Adaptive Equipment Maintenance Package: $79.95*

  • OEM recommended Mobility Equipment and Conversion Safety Inspection & Service, including wheelchair van conversion, manual or electric tie-downs, and mechanical hand controls
  • Performance test of battery, including terminal cleaning
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection

* Does not apply to UVL lift and in-floor ramp products. Extra fees apply. Additional labor and parts may apply to any repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Wheelchair Van Service and Maintenance

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À La Carte Maintenance Options

Best In Class Lube, Oil, Filter Preventive Maintenance: $69.95

  • Oil & Filter Change
  • Top Off all Fluids including windshield washer, transmission/transaxle, power steering, brake, etc.
  • Performance test of battery, including terminal cleaning
  • Full Vehicle Multi-Point Inspection

*Additional labor and parts may apply to any repairs found. This service does not apply to high tech driving systems.

Best In Class Mechanical Hand-Control Preventive Maintenance: $29.95

Best In Class Electric Or Manual Tie-Down Preventive Maintenance: $29.95

Best In Class Occupied Lift Preventive Maintenance (Non-UVL): $69.95

Best In Class Occupied UVL Lift Preventive Maintenance: $149.95

Best In Class Unoccupied Lift Preventive Maintenance: $49.95

Best In Class High-Tech Driving Control Maintenance: $149.95

Call Us Today at 877-501-8267 or Fill Out This Form To Request Your Wheelchair Van Preventive Maintenance Service Appointment Today. 

Get $1,000 Now When You Trade In and Trade Up


Buy a Wheelchair Van from United Access

Tired of not loving what you drive? No problem. Come in to one of our local dealerships today and, not only will we find the right accessible vehicle to fit your budget and needs, but when you trade in your old vehicle, we’ll give you a trade in bonus of $1000.

Wheelchair Van Trade In Bonus

Even better, you can also SAVE up to $6000 from now until the end of September on select in stock accessible vehicles.

Trade in your old wheelchair van in today. There’s never been a better time to buy. Call us at 877-501-8267 or schedule an appointment today so we can help.


Our Commitment Continues

COVID-19 has created a storm of uncertainty, and we’ve seen its impact ripple through the communities we serve. As a company committed to helping people save money and live better we are working hard to respond to the many ways our communities need us, from ensuring access to service appointments, to bringing accessible vehicles to your homes to keep you safe, to helping with financing.

Sanitizing and Social Distancing

Our teams are working hard to keep our stores safe and sanitized for you. We are cleaning high-traffic, high-touch areas, like waiting areas and entry and exit points, every day. We’re also working to help you maintain proper social distancing.

*Savings applies to select in stock vehicles only. Offer doesn’t apply to past purchases. See Terms and Conditions for more information. Offer ends 8/31/2020.







Save Up to $6,000 on Rebates on Your Next VMI Purchase

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Patriotism, Freedom And Independence

That’s the fabric of our great country. While the degree of independence can differ for many, VMI’s vision, along with those of us at United Access, is to enable independence for all with reliable accessible vehicles. Starting July 1st through the end of August, you’ll be able to take advantage of several great incentives, and best of all, you can combine these rebates and save up to $6,000 on your next VMI wheelchair van purchase through United Access.

As an authorized dealer for VMI, we’re taking action together to make sure you are taking advantage of of these great savings through VMI’s Buy American Independence Sale.


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Buy Your New VMI Wheelchair Van At United Access Today And Take Advantage Of These Additional Wheelchair Van Rebates:

Receive up to $6,000 in Rebates!
VMI Buy American Independenceup to $2,000
Operation Independence*$1,000
USAA Rebate*$1,000
Help Hope Live Rebate*$1,000
Mobility Rebate*$1,000
Total Potential Rebate$6,000

Each of our dealerships are taking precautions with your safety in mind. We’re ready to start the conversation from a distance, and when you’re ready to test drive or even make your purchase, we have that covered too. We won’t let COVID stop you from getting the essentials that you need and deserve.

In addition to the Buy American Independence Program, VMI also has several other rebate programs to help you put more cash back into your pocket. Ask us how!

Call us today at 877-501-8267 so we can help you.