Tea, SD and Mount Carmel, IL – December 23, 2014 – Crytico, LLC announced today their partnership with B&D Independence which will strengthen both companies by providing a medium for consumers of B&D transfer seat bases to rate and review their products. B&D Independence and Crytico have a shared interest in empowering customers and providing quality products and services.

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B&D Transfer Seat Base

Crytico.com is a review website solely focused on products and services for people with mobility issues.  Consumers who have purchased mobility products can register on Crytico.com, give a star rating and write a review on their experience using their mobility device.  Crytico.com is also a great resource for consumers who are in the market for a mobility product, like a transfer seat base, by reading the reviews of others.  There is no cost for consumers to use the website.

“Crytico is the only forum that provides mobility challenged consumers with a way to share their opinions on a wide variety of mobility equipment,” said John Evans, B&D Independence President. “When Crytico approached us to get involved in the website test launch, we jumped at the opportunity. I viewed it as an opportunity to connect directly with our consumer. The test phase was incredible and the decision to become a Platinum Partner was an easy one.  Our B&D team takes great pride in our products and is using the consumer feedback to guide us on how to make our products even better. With Crytico, the consumer gains his voice and we are listening!”

“Crytico.com is a much needed resource in the mobility industry,” said Monique McGivney, Crytico Mobility Advocate.  “The products and providers in this space are unique and very specialized, and while learning about features and benefits from the people that sell the products is important; now consumers have a place to go to read what their peers, who use the products, have to say.  With partners like B&D Independence, the website will continue to grow and be that resource for our community.”


Crytico.com launched in September of 2014 and has been well received with over 1000 reviews written on the website.  All reviewers on Crytico.com are authenticated by a 3rd party to ensure authenticity of the reviews.  With over 1500 products and providers on the site, it is a valuable resource for consumers of mobility products.

About B&D Independence
B&D Independence, Inc. was founded in 1981, with a commitment to create a company where quality and service would never be compromised. They take pride in knowing they have helped thousands of people regain their independence. Today, B&D Independence is recognized as the world leader in the design and manufacture of power transfer seat bases and an innovator in powered wheelchair docking systems. B&D Independence is committed to their customers and to providing the finest mobility equipment in the industry.

About Crytico
Crytico.com was created by industry experts who have worked in the mobility product arena for several decades, recognizing a void of opinions on products and services customers purchase. Crytico.com is the first and only premier review site that is 100% dedicated to mobility products and services mobility dealers provide. For more information contact Monique@crytico.com.

Rent a Wheelchair Accessible Van?

Whether you can’t afford a wheelchair accessible van, or don’t have the need to have one full time; a great option is to rent a wheelchair van.  Do you own a wheelchair van and plan on flying to another state?  There are many companies and dealers around the U.S. that allow you to rent a van for a day, weekend, week, etc. just like renting a regular vehicle.

VMI Wheelchair Van

Renting a van equipped for wheelchair accessibility is a great option for many people;  however it’s an option that is not well known.  With the holidays approaching, it reminded us that seeing loved ones or getting to gatherings might be a challenge for some people.  Maybe it’s just an easy option to get to a doctor’s appointment or to take a ride in our beautiful country.

Here are some national companies that can help you out:

Wheelchair Getaways: Wheelchair Getaways was founded over 25 years ago with a goal to have van rental services available to as many people as possible.

Accessible Vans of America: Accessible Vans of America (AVA) is dedicated to providing quality rental vans with handicap accessible features. Their organization is a group of independent wheelchair van dealers who are all committed to improving the accessible transportation options for people requiring adaptive equipment for mobility.

Wheelers Van Rentals: Wheelers has been breaking travel barriers through innovative service and products for over 25 years. Their mission is to have Wheelers rental affiliates available in every city in the United States. Wheelers’ objective is to connect you to the best possible solution for your transportation challenges and continue to find new and innovative ways in making the world a more accessible place.

VMI Northstar E Wheelchair Van

VMI Northstar E Wheelchair Van

Another good place to start is your local mobility equipment dealer, many of whom rent vans from their facilities close to you.  As always, contact Crytico with any questions, info@crytico.com.

Local Mobility Event

Small local mobility events are great ways to get introduced to products and people in your community.  I recently attended an open house at a mobility equipment dealer in Phoenix, Performance Mobility.

Performance Mobility

This particular event was open to the public and there were many incentives for customers, both new and old, to visit these type of mobility events.

Mobility Open House

Usually the food is great!

Mobility Dealer


Secondly, there is manufacturers representatives that fly in from corporate offices.  The benefit to you as a consumer is that you get to talk to the experts of the products on display.

Full size handicap van

Third, there are multiple products on display for you to get in or test.  Many dealers who put on these events bring in products from all over to ensure they have a good representation of everything they sell.  Anything from driving controls, to scooter lifts, wheelchair vans, and stair lifts is on display.


Lastly, there is free stuff!!  From pens to tv’s, many of these mobility events have some great give-aways, raffles and prizes.  Do some checking in your area and see if and when some local events may be occurring; it’ll be worth your time to attend.