A step by step guide to the conversion of a wheelchair accessible van
Posted: Apr 14, 2015
The sudden onset of a disability can be tough on the life on a person. After years of independent living if a person is suddenly confined to a wheelchair, it can be a very debilitating and restrictive experience. For those people who have never suffered the hardships of living with a disability, it can be hard to imagine a life of limited movement.
Most people take their physical freedom for granted. No one really thinks about living life with a disability until it happens to them. But now, let’s take a moment to consider the lives of those who, because of a disability, illness or injury, are confined to a wheelchair and have had their freedom curbed.
Many decades ago, people who had to make the use of wheelchairs to get about had a very low quality of life. All their activities were restricted because of a lack of provisions for their ease and accessibility. But now in the 21st century, where there seems to be an answer to every medical problem, there is a solution for those with mobility challenges also.
The quality of life of a wheelchair user has increased in leaps and bounds because of one very important innovation – the wheelchair accessible van. Modified vans that allow access for wheelchairs are perfect for those who are disabled. They no longer need to be confined to their homes as going out is no longer a hassle.
A disabled person can lead their life on an equal footing as anyone else because of the wheelchair accessible van. If you don’t already have one, start preparing to purchase one as soon as possible. It’s important to remember that you don’t need a brand new van. A pre-owned wheelchair accessible van will do as well as a new model.
If you’re new to the concept of wheelchair accessible vans, there is nothing to worry about. There are many automobile dealerships and online vendors who specialize in conversion of vans for accessibility who do a very good job. Find a dealer near you and speak to a consultant about your requirements.
Here’s a step by step guide to getting your first wheelchair accessible van:
Choose the right van
Before you pick a van for conversion, you need to determine how many people it is meant for. How many people will be travelling in the van at the same time? The number of people will determine the van you pick.
Make an inventory check
Check your dealer’s inventory for the accessible van you want. If they don’t have your preferred model in stock it might be a good idea to look for another dealer.
Financing the van
Make sure you have the finances to make a considerable investment in a wheelchair accessible van. Remember that vans in general cost more than regular citizen cars.
Getting the right modifications.
The most essential part of getting a wheelchair accessible van that complements your life to the full is getting the right modifications for your specific needs.
VMI and Braun Ability modified handicap vans are waiting for you at Better Life Mobility Center. New and used minivans in great shape at fantastic prices – your Better Life Mobility.
Contact Person: Mo Abusham
BETTER LIFE MOBILITY CENTERS
Address: 8130 Parkway Dr.La Mesa, CA 91942
Tel/Fax: 888 540 8267