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Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Mar 12, 2015
-- Modifications of Wheelchair Accessible Van
In USA, there are many vans or cars in which there are no seats but space for wheelchairs. Therefore, the wheelchair users can themselves get onto the car without any getting up. The vans also have a small ramp - slope which is foldable, which helps the wheelchair user to get on. Get more details or check van inventory at this page http://www.betterlifemobility.com/ .
Walter Harris Crow, a blind Canadian retired soldier was the inventor of wheelchair accessible bus for disabled retired soldiers. Steps undertaken by the manufacturers to alter a van vary to a great extent from one manufacturer to another. Conversions take many days to complete and generally include:
• A chunk of the floor is reduced.
• Seating is changed to permit wheelchair access. It is also reconfigurable.
• Means of external access by a ramp or a lift.
• Suspension may be tough to permit extra pounds of weight of power chairs from conversion.
• Power kneeling system is added to lower the slope of the ramp Gas tanks and fuel lines are changed.
• Vehicle is certified to meet the safety necessities of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
8 Factors that need to be considered before choosing to buy a wheelchair accessible van
• Will you be travelling on your own at your own risk or do you want to carry commuters?
• Do you prefer travelling in your own wheelchair or transfer from the wheelchair to a car seat?
• If the wheelchair is extremely hefty, will a lift system be needed rather than a ramp?
• Is the vehicle fit for your future needs?
• Is the visibility from the wheelchair adequate when positioned inside the vehicle?
• Is the securing device for the wheelchair easy to use?
• If you are travelling as a wheelchair commuter, do you want to be in the rear or as the front commuter?
• What type of conversions do you require to drive the vehicle in order to store your wheelchair and getting in and out of the van or car easily and managing the driving controls?
Insurance for your wheelchair accessible van or car
Second-hand vans are available that are made for wheelchair users. It is preferable to have insurance for smaller movability wheelchair accessible vans or cars, especially if you wish to use them outside of your home even though it is not a legal essentiality. You should check your household insurance, as this will cover you for both storage and parking at home, though not inevitably for use outside or on the roads. On the basis of the level of your cover, it may include- full breakdown as well as replacement of your vehicle- service, maintain ace and wear and tear repairs.
Now go to http://www.betterlifemobility.com/ and choose modification according to your specific needs or install hand controls in one of the Better Life Mobility Centers http://www.betterlifemobility.com/ . Find other mobility products like medical scooters, power and manual wheelchairs, stair lifts and ease your life. Welcome!
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