Adaptations are divided into three categories: to help you drive, to help you stow your wheelchair or scooter and to help you get in and out of your car. The video clips show how each of the adaptations work.
Driving adaptations help with speed control, steering and signalling, and they vary from simple attachments to replacing all existing controls with a system individually designed for you. Watch the following videos to see examples of the most popular driving adaptations on the Scheme.
Accelerate and brake with your hand
Left foot acceleratorsUse your left foot for speed control instead of your right
Electronic acceleratorsLess effort than standard hand controls
Steering aidsOften necessary if you require other driving adaptations
Remote control devicesEasy operation for indicators, windscreen wipers and lights
There are a number of adaptations that can be installed on a standard car to help access your car, if you are a wheelchair user. Watch the following videos to see examples of adaptations that may help you access your vehicle more comfortably.
Between the wheelchair and the car seat to help you transfer
Physically lifts a wheelchair user into the driver or passenger seat
Specially adapted seat twists and sometimes lowers or tips
The best way to lift your wheelchair or scooter into your car is with a stowage system, such as a boot hoist or rooftop stowage unit. Watch the following videos to see these adaptations in action.
Car boot hoist
Attaches to your wheelchair and lifts it into the boot
Rooftop stowage unit
Lifts and stows a folded manual wheelchair in a box on the car roof