The articles below focus on solutions to specific areas of the car. For example how to use acceleration and brake or how to make it easier to get from wheelchair to car. We aim to give you a basic understanding of the solutions available and what to look for when you dive deeper into each solution.
Please noteAll of the products and car adaptations may not be available at your local dealer.
Foot pedals became the standard way of driving over a century ago. Fortunately, you can change this.
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.
If you use any kind of mobility aid, there's the issue of getting it into the car.
There are all sorts of solutions, from helping the child stay safely seated to sparing the parents backs from heavy lifting.
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.
Roll in via the ramp, buckle up (that goes for both you and your wheelchair) and you’re ready for departure.
You can adapt your car to all sorts of abilities and needs. Here are some of the more common ones that don't really fit into any of our other categories.
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.
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.
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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.
This is the guide to read if you want a quick look at the various solutions and products that are available for certain medical conditions.
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