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View the editorial list below to learn about recent BraunAbility news. If you have any questions or comments, contact us at mediaquestions@braunability.com.

Ralph Braun Featured on Nickelodeon’s "Blaze and the Monster Machines" Cartoon

BraunAbility’s founder and the inventor of the world’s first wheelchair accessible vehicle - Ralph Braun - was recently featured in an episode of Blaze and the Monster Machines. The Nickelodeon TV show explores science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics for preschool-aged children.  

 

The show follows a young boy named AJ, and his monster truck friend, Blaze as they compete to win the Mega Mud Mile. In this episode, AJ is eager to get behind the wheel, but having recently injured his leg, he is unable to drive, so Blaze travels back in time to meet Ralph Braun.  

 

With Ralph’s help, Blaze learns about accessibility and takes home the victory in the Mega Mud Mile. 

BraunAbility and General Motors Recognized for Product of the Year for the Accessible Traverse

Disability:IN chose the BraunAbility Chevrolet Traverse as its 2023 Product of the Year for the choice, freedom and equality it offers people with physical disabilities.

Tips to Modify and Buy Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

From crash-tested wheelchairs to conversion vans, options abound. AARP higlights BraunAbility as they explore wheelchair accessible vehicles and accessories.

USDOT Announces Winners of its First-Ever Inclusive Design Challenge

USDOT announced the winners of its Inclusive Design Challenge, a competition focused on enhancing mobility options for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. First place went to Purdue University who partnered with BraunAbility.

How could future autonomous transportation be accessible to everyone?

BraunAbility and Purdue University are steering autonomous vehicle innovation toward inclusiveness for people with disabilities.

MotorTrend Applauds the BraunAbility Traverse

The mainstream automotive media giant praises the style, space and design integrity of the accessible SUV with the headline “Cool Wheels for the Wheeled."

BraunAbility Events

Aug 2 - 4
Abilities Expo - Houston, TX
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Sep 6 - 8
Abilities Expo - Phoenix, AZ
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Oct 18 - 20
Abilities Expo - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Commercial Events

Aug 10 - 14
WSTA Public Transportation Conference & Vendor Expo - TriCities, WA
Oct 27 - 30
OTA Annual Public Transportation Conference - Seaside, OK

Disability Awareness Events

Jul 26
Anniversary of the Signing of the ADA
The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The civil rights law expanded upon the existing Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to protect disabled people against discrimination and create laws to ensure accessibility in public and private spaces.
Oct 1 - 31
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
The Bureau of Labor statistics found that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities is twice as high as those without disabilities. Every October, we celebrate NDEAM to shed light on the positive impact, perspective, & value disabled employees
Dec 3
International Day of Disabilities
Recognized by the UN in 1992, International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated every year on December 3. It helps to bring awareness, acceptance, and action to create a more inclusive world for the 1.3 billion people living with a disability.

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