Accessible Minivans for Parents with Disabilities

Accessible Minivans for Parents with Disabilities

accessible minivans for parents with disabilitiesWhen it comes to buying a vehicle for their family, most parents have two big requirements: safety and space. The same can be said for wheelchair users shopping for a vehicle, especially if that wheelchair user is also a parent. For parents that are wheelchair users, a vehicle needs to adapt to their lifestyle, provide them with flexible seating options and cargo space, and above all else keep their family safe. Accessible minivans provide all of that and more for wheelchair users and their families. In this post we will take a look at why accessible vans are the best choice for wheelchair using parents and what features they should consider when shopping for their accessible van.

Accessible Minivans for Parents with Disabilities

Being a parent is no easy task. And when you are a parent with a disability that affects your mobility, those tasks can take a little more time to finesse. Luckily for wheelchair using parents, accessible minivans make completing some of those tasks a lot easier. A wheelchair van makes regular tasks like trips to the grocery store, doctor’s visits and even school drop-off a lot easier, safer and even quicker for the wheelchair user to accomplish.

Flexible Seating Options

When it comes to finding a vehicle for a family, especially a family with a wheelchair user, size matters. Accessible minivans provide the space and flexibility those families need in a vehicle. Depending on the vehicle model, minivan conversions allow for three or four passengers to sit comfortably in the interior cabin of the vehicle, while the wheelchair user is positioned in either the driver’s seat, the front passenger position or riding within the center of the van. Plus, the wheelchair user still has plenty of space to maneuver within the vehicle and get safely into position by either staying in and locking their wheelchair into place, or transferring into a transfer seat.

Cargo Space for All

Families accumulate a lot of stuff. From diaper bags to backpacks and carting around an extra friend for a playdate or lugging around bulky sports equipment, families tend to require a lot of space in their vehicle. For wheelchair users, they may also need space to store back-up equipment or spare parts for their wheelchair and any medical supplies they will need while traveling. As you can see, this all adds up. A side-entry accessible minivan does not take away the much needed rear cargo space that a rear-entry conversion would eliminate. This allows families and wheelchair users to keep the precious cargo space they need to take everything they need to take with them.

Safety and Security for Wheelchair Using Parents

Like we mentioned earlier, safety is a top priority for many parents when they are shopping for a vehicle. For wheelchair users riding in or driving a vehicle from their wheelchair, making sure their vehicle is as safe as possible is a top concern. While we can’t speak for all minivan conversions, at Access Mobility Vans we put safety first and even have the paperwork to back it up. All of our minivans go through rigorous safety tests after each stage of the conversion process. In fact, we make sure all of our conversions meet or exceed the standards set by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). We make that commitment to the safety of our customers and their families, so they can remain as safe as possible out on the open road.

Limitless Conversion Options

We know that vehicle purchasers like to have options and wheelchair users should expect the same. For parent wheelchair users, an accessible minivan gives them the option to drive their family everywhere they need to go. With hand controls and the option to drive from their wheelchair or transfer into a transfer seat, a minivan conversion gives them the flexibility to choose how they want to drive. And the options don’t stop there. Additional accessible conversion options include the ability to choose between fold out and in-floor ramps, manual or power tiedown devices, zero effort steering, and more. For wheelchair users that will be riding in their wheelchair van rather than driving, there are multiple seating arrangement options within the cabin of the vehicle. We can also add hand-controls, left-foot gas pedals, pedal extensions, and spinner knobs from Sure-Grip, MPD, or MPS. Your van will be customized to your needs!

Accessible Minivans for Parents Created by Access Mobility Vans

At Access Mobility Vans, we work with parents who use wheelchairs on a daily basis. We love hearing their stories and getting to know them, their family and their lifestyle. We work with them to create a vehicle that meets the needs of their unique family and how they best want to use their vehicle. We do this by connecting potential customers with one of our experienced sales team representatives. Our sales team representative will work with you and your family throughout the entire process. First listening to your wants and needs, then suggesting vehicle models and talking you through your options for each vehicle, and assisting you with the paperwork for any funding grants that you may qualify for. From start to finish, they are with our customers the entire way.

Why Wait? Get Started Today

If you are looking for a new or used wheelchair van for your family, there is no better time to start than now. At Access Mobility Vans, our team prides itself on the safety and satisfaction of our customers. That is why we offer contactless sales consultations and vehicle demonstrations, and even deliver the finished conversion van right to our customer’s driveways. We look forward to serving you and your family!

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