Handicap accessible vehicles have been on the market for a long time. Recent years have brought about all kinds of improvements and sales have been increasing. These days there are many objects, appliances and services we use on a daily basis to make our lives easier or more comfortable. From a coffee maker to an order for pizza delivery, these commodities are plenty and widely used. The number of them available seem to be growing by the hour. For people living with a disability, a vehicle which has undergone a conversion to be fully accessible, just may be a life changing addition to the list.
Above all else, owning handicap accessible vehicles could mean the difference between requiring assistance to complete errands or other daily to-dos and being able to set off in your van or car on your own. While some people will still need a second person present to enter and exit the vehicle, there are multiple conversions that allow for drivers to load and unload themselves, along with their wheelchairs, with the simple press of a button.
With the independence gained from owning a vehicle comes a brand new out-of-home experience. Having access to a vehicle could mean being able to drive a further distance on a day trip with the family or visits to sites within your town or city that you may not have explored yet.
Opportunity for Travel
Additionally, an accessible van or car gives you the opportunity to visit other regions of the state, province or country in which you live. Client stories have mentioned countless trips, which were made possible by the addition of a handicapped van to the family.
If you are ready to explore more of your surroundings and assert your independence, then it might be time to think about purchasing one of our handicap accessible vehicles.
The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is an advocate for mobility and accessibility for drivers with disabilities. If you need help with converting or buying a handicap accessible car, truck or van, please consider one of our mobility equipment dealers.