Equipment Choices for Handicap Vans
Modern-day handicap vans include equipment that has taken decades of advanced technology to achieve. Disabled drivers and passengers are now able to travel far easier than in the past. Getting into and out of a vehicle no longer has to be the hassle it once was. From running simple errands to taking long vacations, handicap-equipped vehicles have simplified the process allowing for greater ease and enjoyment of such activities.
Equipment should be properly installed by an expert in handicap-vehicle conversions. Ability Center is one such company that specializes in new and used handicap vans, and handicap conversion equipment.
Loading and unloading equipment is typically the first piece of equipment that most people consider. Ability Center offers a variety of lifts depending on your unique needs. For instance, wheelchair lifts can be installed on the side or rear of your vehicle, or they can be mounted on the outside and underneath a mobility van. Some lifts simply lift and store a wheelchair or scooter on the outside or inside of a vehicle. Others lift both wheelchair and occupant into the van.
Transfer seats are available which makes the transfer from a wheelchair to a car seat much easier. For drivers, this feature can be especially important. The height and distance of the driver’s seat can be adjusted for maximum comfort.
Many disabled individuals require hand controls in order to drive a vehicle. For the greatest amount of control and ease, such hand controls may be used for both right and left-hand operations. They can include features which allow the driver to accelerate, brake, operate turn signals and window washers, and other controls necessary for safe driving.
Talk with an expert who specializes in handicap vans and mobility van conversions. After discussing your personal conversion needs, they should be able to assist you with the most relevant solutions.