What is a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV)?
Wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) are vehicles that have been specifically adapted to allow wheelchair users to easily transfer from their wheelchair to a car seat. Wheelchair accessible vehicles also include adaptations to store mobility products and assist the driver if they have limited mobility or difficulty driving a standard vehicle.
Different Ways to Adapt your Vehicle for your Wheelchair
There are a number of ways to adapt your vehicle and this is entirely dependent on your individual needs. Some people may need to modify their vehicle to include storage for their wheelchair, powerchair or scooter. Others may need to adapt their vehicle from a clinical perspective and to assist with the ergonomics of driving.
Types of adaptations to your vehicle include:
Driving controls such as mechanical and electric hand controls, pedal adaptations, steering aids and additional remote control functions
Swivel seats for safe transfers
Hoists for safe transfers
Boot Hoists that raise and store mobility aids in the boot of a vehicle
Wheelchair roof top boxes
Posture strap ons
Other bespoke adaptations