Link June 2017 Vol 26 Issue 3 - Page 36

car conversions & equipment increasing options for wheelchair drivers Wheelchair users can learn to drive a car directly from their chair, thanks to Total Ability’s modified VW Transporter. Launched in 2016, the first-of- its-kind assessment vehicle can be used by independent driving instructors to teach people who use a wheelchair how to drive. Fitted with a range of modifications, including a Satellite Accelerator and Voice Command, the vehicle has recently been fitted with further modifications enabling clients to drive directly from their wheelchair and be secured with a docking and predictable driving when “Initially I was a little tentative but station. doing 20km/h or 100km/h. These it didn’t take long to get the hang parameters can be adjusted to the of it,” Dean said. “For those who prefer to drive from vehicle and user.” “It would be very suitable for the original seat they can enter the vehi ݥѠݡȁɽͅхаѡͽݥѠ͡Ё́)ѡɅ͙ȁѼѡɥٕȁ͕Ёݡѕɥ́ѕݥѠɕѠՕ́́Ё)ѡЁՑ́ݥٕչѥt́ͅɕչѕ́ͥѥɕեхȁѡ)QхéAհ Ʌѱѕѕѥɥٕȸ!٥ձѥѥ)Ʌ́ͼٕ䁡䁙ȁݡ)䁡ٔɥɽ̻t+q]ٔͼѕѡٕ)ݥѠݡЁѕɥqQɅЁɥ٥ѡЁ́ͅɅѕ䁕ѼՍѽ́хє́ɑѼѡٕ݅)͔ݥѠѱɅՍ͙հ٥ٕѼɬѥЁ̃q́$)ݥѠѡ́Ʌѥ́ձɸѡݡݥѠ͔+qQ́́Ʌѥݼɽ́ɽ٥ѡ͕͵ЁЁɽѼt)%хݡٔɽ́ѥɽ٥ѥѕɥͥѡɅ́́Ѽѕɵqɥ٥ѡɕ́(иQ܁ɅѥѕݡӊéՅͥt́ͅAհɹɥ݅́Ё)ɽݥѠ݅)Ʌѕ͕́ͽ()ѕѡЁ͕́ͥѥ٥M呹䵉͕ɥ٥Սѽȁɥ٥$ձɕЁ䁅ɴѡ)ѡѕɥݥѠɕ͕́55ͅչѡɽٕɕᕐ)ٕQ́ɕ́͵ѠݡѼ͔eЁѥՕt)ȁٕͥ̀ե$)