A softer Custom Cushion option

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Cutaway view of Custom AccuSoft Cushion (left to right): foam cushion, incontinent-resistant inner cover, breathable spacer mesh outer cover.

Check out the new Custom Cushion option for those who need the skin protection and postural control of Ride Custom, and require or request softer, but highly accurate, seating.

Simple to clean

The Custom AccuSoft Cushion comes with an inner incontinent resistant cover and a breathable spacer fabric outer cover. For ease of care, an outer wipeable incontinent resistant cover is also available.

Easy to modify in the field

The Custom AccuSoft’s inner incontinent resistant cover can be zipped off and on, allowing easy access for a simple modification process. Check out this video demonstration.

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Coming soon: Ride Custom AccuSoft Cushion

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The rumors are true! We’ve designed a whole new Custom Cushion to meet the needs of those who require or request a softer, but highly accurate, cushion.

Learn more about this exciting addition to the Ride product line… listen in as Ride’s own Tom Hetzel and Joe Bieganek discuss the new Custom AccuSoft Cushion.

Feel it for yourself at the International Seating Symposium (booth 1009) or review complete details, including the brochure and order form, on the website.

New representation in Canada

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As many of you are aware, Stephen Bourne has been instrumental in launching, developing, growing and supporting Ride’s presence in Canada. We are grateful for his years of dedicated service and hard work. As business has grown across Canada, we now require full time sales representation in our largest market: Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area. Unfortunately, Stephen was unable to relocate so he will be leaving Ride Designs, effective January 1, 2019. We wish Stephen well with his future endeavors. 

As of January 1, 2019, Ride Designs will be represented by East West Medical Products, Ltd. Craig Royal will cover British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Maria Joannou will cover Toronto, Ontario, and east to the Atlantic Provinces.

Both Craig and Maria come to Ride with many years of experience in complex rehab technology and more specifically, custom seating. We are thrilled to have them on our team. We also have a robust plan in place to back up Craig and Maria with support from our deep field of highly experienced staff during and after this transition. 

These changes allow us to further our commitment to serving you better and be more responsive to your needs. 

Advocacy: It’s never been more important

Funding for complex rehab technology equipment in the US is in jeopardy. It’s important for lawmakers to understand just how critical this equipment is to preserve and enhance health and independence. ADA requirements may be loosened… certainly issues for everyone to be monitoring.

How to get up to speed? One website to get an overview of the issues is that of the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology.

It’s all about educating those for whom disability issues are a foreign language about the importance of these issues to the disability community. Ride Designs team members were among those who went to Capitol Hill in late April to advocate for complex rehab technology. Earlier this year, we hosted Colorado Senator Michael Bennet at our facility for Small Business Week. The Senator, shown here discussing wheelchair seating with veteran Andrew Kinard, seems open to learning more about both our products and the issues they are meant to resolve.

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You don’t need to travel to Washington to be involved… check out these resources:

• An interesting podcast with panelists speaking about their advocacy efforts has been posted online by United on Wheels.

• The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, which focuses on spinal cord injury advocacy, urges “Lend your voice to our initiatives and you can make a real difference for people living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers.”

• Your member of congress is leaving, now what? Mobility Management outlines some ideas about how to how to keep CRT discussions going amid changes in D.C here.

• Visit “Protect My Mobility” regularly to get the latest updates on pending legislation.

Corbac available through year-end only

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Ride Corbac Back Support, side-view.

We are sorry to announce that due to increased manufacturing costs and decreased reimbursement, Ride will discontinue the manufacturing and sale of the Corbac Back Support, effective January 1, 2019.

Orders placed by the end of business on December 31, 2018 will be fulfilled. Limited Warranty for this product will remain effective for 24 months from the date of delivery to the original purchaser.

Please contact Ride Designs Customer Service with any questions.

Click here to learn how you can help protect access to quality complex rehab technology.