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Adaptive Equipment for Your Accessible Vehicle

If you use a wheelchair for mobility, then adding adaptive equipment to your wheelchair van is a great way to customize your transportation to best meet your needs. Adaptive equipment can include a securement system, transfer seating, and hand controls, to name a few. Securement systems can be added to your vehicle to ensure the safety of your wheelchair while in transport. Different types of transfer seating help you or your loved ones enter and exit your vehicle safely and with ease. Hand controls provide independence to drivers as an adaptive equipment solution to help drive your vehicle. With adaptive equipment, you can make your wheelchair van a safe and accessible transportation option that will help you remain independent and mobile. 

Type of Adaptive Equipment

Securement Systems

One form of adaptive equipment United Access offers is securement systems. Wheelchair vehicle securement systems are designed to provide a safe, secure and comfortable ride for wheelchair users traveling in a vehicle. Travel worry free by adding securement systems as your adaptive equipment solution by knowing while in transit your wheelchair will be safely secured. Securement systems typically consist of straps, belts, and/or locks that attach to the wheelchair, the vehicle, or both, in order to keep the wheelchair in place during travel.

In addition, securement systems can also help to protect the wheelchair from being damaged in transit. With the addition of a wheelchair securement system to your wheelchair accessible vehicle, you can travel with ease knowing your wheelchair will not be moving around your vehicle while in transit. Our certified technicians can customize your securement solutions based on your wheelchair. United Access proudly offers wheelchair securement systems from our trusted manufacturing partners Q’STRAINT, Sure-Lok, EZ Lock, and BraunAbility.

Transfer Seating 

Vehicle transfer seating is another form of adaptive equipment we offer. Transfer seats help people with limited mobility enter and exit their vehicle with ease. The transfer seat is designed to rotate and swivel, allowing a person to safely and securely enter and exit the vehicle. We offer swivel transfer seating, transfer boards, and transfer seating.   

Swivel Transfer seating includes the BraunAbility Turny Evo, BraunAbility Turny Orbit, and the BraunAbility Turny Manual. Our mobility specialists can help you find the best fit swivel seat to fit your mobility needs. The Turny Evo is an advanced seating solution with a push of a a button, and Turny Evo Seat will rotate, extend outside the vehicle and lower to a comfortable height. The Turny Orbit rotates and travels up and down for a mid-row safe transfer seating option for the second row of minivans. The Turny Manual is a simple, affordable and easy-to-use seating option that swivels and extends at the push of a lever. 

Transfer boards are an addition of adaptive equipment that is an affordable solution to help individuals get in and out of low vehicles. They provide a bridge between the seat and the outside of the vehicle and are easy to remove when not in use. When driving, they can be folded up and tucked away for your convenience.  

Transfer Seats allow you to drive in your wheelchair accessible vehicle with its original automotive seat. After the wheelchair user has gone up the ramp, the transfer seat will rotate so that it's easier to move from the wheelchair. Attach the wheelchair, then turn the transfer seat to its forward-facing position so you're ready to go. You can still enjoy all the features of the factory seat for optimal comfort.  

Hand Controls 

Adding hand controls to your wheelchair accessible vehicle as adaptive equipment can provide greater freedom, independence, and safety. Hand controls allow you to control the speed and direction of your vehicle from the driver's seat while still maintaining the same level of safety as traditional driving. Hand controls also provide greater accessibility, as they can be adapted to different driving styles and preferences. Hand controls to your vehicle can provide increased independence and a greater sense of freedom.  

Adaptive equipment can provide wheelchair users with an accessible, safe, and independent transportation option. From securement systems to transfer seating and hand controls, these additions to a wheelchair van can help meet your personal transportation needs. With the right adaptive equipment, you can customize your vehicle to make sure you remain mobile and have the independence you need.  

Wheelchairs provide people with disabilities with the freedom and independence to move around their environment. For people who cannot walk or have limited mobility, wheelchairs are essential to their daily lives. With the help of a wheelchair, people can move around their homes, go to work, shop, travel, and participate in activities that they otherwise would not be able to do. Wheelchairs are available in manual or powered versions, each with their own unique advantages. Manual wheelchairs are typically lighter and less expensive, giving individuals the ability to move around on their own. Powered wheelchairs, on the other hand, offer more flexibility and control, allowing people to go further distances with more ease.

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