Learn about vehicle adaptation

A knowledgebase for everything concerning accessibility in and around cars.

We know pretty much everything about accessible vehicles and car adaptation. This is the place where we share our expertise with you. Find out what is possible and what kind of solution could be useful for a person with a certain type of disability.

All articles about vehicle accessibility

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Accessibility through lowered floor vehicles

Roll in via the ramp, buckle up (that goes for both you and your wheelchair) and you’re ready for departure.

Man retreating his wheelchair from the top of a car with a chair topper

Bringing your mobility device in the car

If you use any kind of mobility aid, there's the issue of getting it into the car.

Woman sitting outside a van with a lift lowered from the rear door

Wheelchair accessible car

If you want to get inside your car while seated in your wheelchair you have two options, a ramp or a wheelchair lift. What solution that will work best depends of course on your car and your abilities.

Girl and boy inside vehicles with different seat belt solutions

Belt solutions

Neither people nor wheelchairs should ride unsecured in a vehicle. In other words, wheelchair tie-downs and seat belts have a vital job to do in an adapted vehicle. While not always necessary, a postural belt can be just as important providing support and means for safe and comfortable seating.

Man sitting on a swivel seat outside of a car

Accessible car seat

There are of course a number of useful aids that will enable you, both as driver and passenger, to enjoy the ride in the comfort of a car seat.

Man driving a car with hand controls

Disabled driver:
Acceleration and Brake

Foot pedals became the standard way of driving over a century ago. Fortunately, you can change this.

Man driving a car using hand controls

Disabled driver:
Steering and secondary controls

You can drive a car in many ways. Make the steering wheel easier to turn, use a foot-operated steering wheel or any other adaptation that makes use of your abilities.

Car driving through city

The 5 best cars for people with disabilities

We've selected 5 cars that all have different features that make them best in class for certain adaptations or uses.

Woman thinking about wheelchair and car

Getting started: Cars and disabilities

Getting an adapted car is a big investment. This guide will help you better understand the process as well as give you an idea of where to start.

A symbol showing a person of short stature.

Vehicle accessibility for people of short stature

Various solutions suitable for people of restricted growth.

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