Avis Rent A Car recently announced the nationwide rollout of mobility devices and the addition of new mobility devices including heavy duty scooters, power chairs and manual wheelchairs, to its Avis Access program.
The national rollout of these lightweight, battery-operated portable mobility scooters follows a successful test in Orlando and Las Vegas.
Mobility devices are popular with older travelers in addition to people with disabilities. The mobility products are also used by general consumers for purposes, including:
* Navigating large conventions or resorts with long walkways.
* Overcoming the inconvenience of a temporary ailment such as a sprained ankle or fracture.
* Making sightseeing in large cities easier and more enjoyable, especially during the hot summer months.
In 2004, Avis introduced Avis Access, a suite of products aimed at making travel more accessible for customers with disabilities. Available free of charge with all Avis car rentals, Avis Access products include transfer boards, swivel seats, spinner knobs, hand-controls and panoramic mirrors.
Last year, Avis also introduced a national training program to educate employees on how to recognize different types of disabilities and how best to assist these customers.
Avis offers mobility devices that can be reserved directly through Scootaround, a provider of mobility equipment rentals, and are available for rent for a minimum of three days. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.avis.com/access or call 1-888-TRY-HARDER.