NMEDA is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, driver rehabilitation specialists,
and other professionals dedicated to broadening the opportunities for people with disabilities to drive
or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment. All members work together to improve
transportation options of people with disabilities.
NMEDA was formed originally as an association of mobility equipment dealers in the state of Florida. In
1989 membership opened on a national level and the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association was
established. The organization promotes and supports individual members engaged in the modification of
quality transportation for people with disabilities. Membership has grown from 15 to more than 600
members with the bulk of the membership located in the United States and Canada.
NMEDA members are required to adhere to the safety standards of the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration and to follow the NMEDA Guidelines. NMEDA members update the Guidelines, a living
document providing detailed recommended practices on equipment installation and modifications, yearly.
Every NMEDA member agrees to follow these Guidelines when they join the association.
The Quality Assurance Program
(QAP) is a recognized accreditation program for the mobility equipment industry. The program was developed
to promote quality, safety, and reliability within the industry.
Some states now require a dealer's participation in the QAP to perform work for the Vocational
Rehabilitation Programs. The QAP is the only program of this nature developed for the mobility equipment
industry. A QAP designation enhances vehicle modification and mobility equipment installation in a
manner consistent with the highest guidelines available in the industry.
NMEDA is striving to unify and improve the mobility equipment industry and service to people with
disabilities. Transportation is the key to freedom, NMEDA is the key to quality transportation.