Though each day the world is becoming increasingly wheelchair accessible, there are still a number of lifestyle restrictions that mobility impairment can cause.
The difficulties of wheelchair transportation can often make traveling both long and short distances one of these limitations, simply because it is such a hassle.
Van Products’ wheelchair vans circumvent this issue, being vehicles that are adapted for handicapped individuals and that allow for simple and convenient wheelchair transportation.
What makes our wheelchair vans handicap accessible?
First, all of the vans come with automatic doors that are easily opened by push-button controls. These controls are located both on the keychain remote and on the internal control panel, thus effectively enabling this feature both from within and outside of the vehicle.
Secondly, boarding for wheelchair-bound passengers is facilitated by an entry ramp. Because we know people have different preferences, we offer both in-floor and foldout entry ramps, each made of lightweight aluminum and fitted with a slotted surface to prevent wheelchairs from dragging dirt into the wheelchair van. That surface has also been layered with a durable non-skid finish to provide excellent traction. Although the ramps are automatic, they can be extended manually in case of emergencies or power failures.
Integrated Kneeling Systems
The integrated kneeling system further contributes to the wheelchair van’s ease of access by reducing the slope of the ramp. Basically, the van is equipped to lower each time the door and ramp are opened. Our wheelchair vans have an already lowered floor that also leaves plenty of head space so that passengers can stay in their wheelchairs during travel.
Wheelchair Tie-Down Systems
The wheelchair tie-down system ensuring the safety of the wheelchair-bound individual while the vehicle is moving. These vans have been fitted so that each wheelchair passenger occupies the space of one seat, leaving room for friends, family and belongings throughout the van!
We hope these details are helpful as you explore your options for wheelchair accessible vans to keep your life the moving experience it was intended to be!
Let us know if you have any questions, or if we can help in any way. We’d love to hear from you!