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Remote Roof Stowage Systems

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Do you find it difficult and too heavy when it comes to loading a wheelchair into your vehicle safely? This is not an easy task for most people, as you will need to arrange the best position for the wheelchair to fit in the boot of the car. Furthermore, this can be a chore if you have a very small car boot. It can also be difficult to know where to store the wheelchair when you require room in the vehicle for other passengers or luggage.

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Mobility Cars – What Are Drive from Wheelchair Vehicles?

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Drive from wheelchair accessible vehicles are a type of wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) available on the Motability scheme. These vehicles are specially converted to allow a wheelchair user to drive. They’re truly bespoke vehicles and are designed to meet each drivers’ individual needs. They range from having simple hand controls to more complex adaptations to allow the wheelchair user to drive.  DFW vehicles give people independence who are unable to transfer out of their wheelchair.

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What are Disabled Car Seat Conversions?

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The swivel seats are capable of moving you gently and carefully from your wheelchair into the comfort of a car seat. Swivel seats can aid people with getting in and out of a vehicle easier. This system is vital in everyday life for so many people, it enables them to have full independence. There are a lot more seat conversions than you would first believe, they are designed for freedom and mobility to those who find it challenging to get in and out of vehicles.

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Most Popular Hand Controls in the UK

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Hand controls allow a car to be driven without using the foot pedals. Hand controls are generally used in combination with steering aids, permitting the driver to steer using the left hand, while functioning the acceleration and braking using the right hand. With each of the following systems in the car, it can still be driven using the pedals and standard controls. If the driver can’t operate the vehicle with the foot pedals, then the vehicle being modified and substituted with hand controls will enable the driver to gain back some of their freedom.

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How Wheelchair Hoists Benefit Disabled Drivers

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We believe that driving with adaptions can make a large difference to a person’s lifestyle and will enable them to drive where it wouldn’t have been possible without the adaptions. We trust that the best and safest way to lift your wheelchair or mobility scooter into the car boot is with a stowage system. Most options of the stowage systems work by a touch of a button, therefore, taking all pressure off of the person’s back lifting the wheelchair into the boot as they can weigh up to 250 pounds.

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Mobility cars | Driving with adaptations

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Driving adaptions can make an enormous difference to your independence and motoring experience. The Mobility Scheme offers hundreds of adaptions ranging from simple driving controls to hoists to lift a wheelchair user into an ordinary car. All adaptions are designed to make your driving or travelling experience as comfortable as possible and depending on which adaptions you choose, they can either help you drive, store your wheelchair, or get in and out of the car with ease. Here are some adaptions that are available in your car, just to list a few:

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The history of the wheelchair

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There are a lot of ways in which inventions have improved people’s lives, especially for elderly people and those living with physical disabilities. For anyone who has lost the ability to walk, the wheelchair has proved to be a life-changing invention. If you have or care for someone who has limited mobility and lack a wheelchair it can make life incredibly difficult. We all know the importance of the wheelchairs but how many people know how this useful equipment came to be and how it’s evolved? As much it’s considered to be an invention of the modern times, the idea of the wheelchair can be traced back to several thousand years ago. Here’s a brief history of the wheelchair.

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What are wheelchair hoists and how do they work?

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Wheelchair hoists are vehicle adaptations that are useful in making it very easy to have wheelchairs loaded into the car. The wheelchairs are often loaded into the luggage compartment of a van, passenger car, a small hatchback or a station wagon. The wheelchair hosts can be used for loading either mechanical or electric wheelchairs into the vehicles. Most of these can be used for loaded both the two models of the wheelchairs. The wheelchair loading hoists, as such, help save the work done by family, handicapped assistants or accompanying persons. It may or may not have a removable arm lacking a wire connection to the vehicle. Continue reading →

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How Vehicle adaptations can improve quality of life

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There are many vehicle adaptations available in the market today. Almost every person with special needs is now able to find an adaption that can be made in their vehicles to make everyday tasks like going to the shops more accessible. As a result, most individuals with special needs are becoming more and more independent when it comes to travelling in vehicles. All a person has to do is seek for which adaptation they need and which will suit their personal driving requirements. They will soon be off to a great start to a better and more fulfilling quality of life. The following are the major ways in which the vehicle adaptations can improve a person’s quality of life:   Continue reading →

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How To Choose The Right Wheelchair For You

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Mobility devices like a wheelchair are extremely important to people with disability or mobility issues. A good wheelchair offers optimal pressure relief and comfort. Continue reading →

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