I WILL NOT BE DRIVING, BUT WISH TO KNOW THE BEST TECHNOLOGY TO ENJOY AS A PASSENGER
Your local ADA dealer is a strong advocate for people with disabilities who want to get back on the road. We believe you are entitled to the independence and higher quality of life that riding in an accessible vehicle can provide. In fact, we help people every day who have debilitating conditions such as multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, complications from stroke or heart disease, and many more. All of them have found our friendly mobility consultants to be knowledgeable and exceedingly helpful in their search for transportation solutions. The dealer will show you vans with wheelchair lifts, adaptable driving equipment, turning auto seating and other mobility solutions.
The first thing you need to know is that you can ride along in your manual wheelchair or power chair, but not in your scooter. With a wheelchair ramp or lift, you can remain in your chair without needing to transfer to a seat. You’ll just need a wheelchair restraint system to keep your chair safely in place when you’re on the move.
Another option is to transfer from your wheelchair to a special seat that can lift you into the van and allow you to ride on the passenger side. Your local ADA dealer offers a variety of turning automotive seating that lift and swivel you into place.
I HAVE A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY - IS THERE A SOLUTION FOR TRANSPORTING FAMILY?
You are most likely looking for a wheelchair accessible van and a wheelchair lift or ramp. A wheelchair van will allow you travel with all of your kids—including the child with a disability— in one vehicle, so the family remains together. There are several choices in vans, lifts and ramps that you can explore – your local ADA dealer will help guide you through the choices and decisions.
ARE THERE SPECIFIC PRODUCTS I SHOULD CONSIDER?
If you simply want to travel along in your chair, your local ADA dealer can recommend a number of lifts, ramps, and wheelchair restraint options. We also have the industry’s leading turning auto seating to lift, turn and position a person into the vehicle without a wheelchair.
Your local ADA dealer will show you options, and help you through the decision-making process.