Vehicle Modifications Provide IndependenceBy AT Messenger , Vol. 12, No. 1, p. 8
Publication Date: Winter 2004
Article discusses a number of adaptive devices that can facilitate vehicle access for people with disabilities. For people who use wheelchairs and scooters, lifts can be installed that raise the driver and wheelchair, or just the mobility aid alone so that it can be stored during trips. Adjustable power seats swivel allow occupants comfortable entry and exit, and facilitate wheelchair transfers, while automatic door openers, power locks, and power window controls can be used by people with fine motor disabilities. Adaptive devices are also available to assist drivers with hearing loss. For example, enhanced turn signal reminders blink and sound and increasingly louder tone until the signal is turned off. A siren detector can also be used to alert the driver when an emergency vehicle is approaching. The author recommends that people who are interested in vehicle accommodations contact a trained evaluator for more information.
Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (Web Site: http://www.dati.org )
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