However, that’s all in the past now. The days when wheelchair users are confined to their homes or immediate environment are over. With the advancement in technology cars, vans, and SUVs are now modified to allow people living with mobility difficulties to travel anywhere easily.
We’ve curated a list of 5 tips for planning wheelchair travel and how you can access wheelchair travel-friendly vehicles.
Choose A Vehicle
You need a vehicle that suits your need – a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. However, you need to decide whether you want to rent or use your own accessible vehicle, if you have one. Whatever you choose, you should consider safety, cost, and convenience.
Travelbillity offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles you can rent for your travel needs.
The best part is that you get the support needed to guarantee your comfort from the start of the journey to the end. Your driver will make sure you are comfortable throughout your journey by ensuring you have boarded and alighted the vehicle safely.
The vehicles are fitted with tail lifts and unique flooring that allows the usage of the 4-point wheelchair tie-down and occupant restraint system.
Click here to find out more about our wheelchair-accessible travel options.
Choose Halts Based on Accessibility
You might have a couple of destinations you want to see on your journey, but not every location is wheelchair accessible, so you should research places you plan to go and find out how accessible they’re.
You may need to pack a foldable ramp if they don’t have ramps. Also, find out about the interior space. Stairs and bathroom facilities, unfortunately, may not have been adapted to people with mobility needs.
Make sure you pack any medication or medical equipment you need, including dosage, doctor’s contact, and other important medical documents.
You can also research hospitals and care centres in the area ahead.
Get A Travel-Friendly Wheelchair
Travelling can take extended periods of time for unforeseen reasons, thus you should consider getting a reclining or tilt-in-space wheelchair for greater convenience.
Your wheelchair breaking down on a trip can cause a large inconvenience, so ensure your wheelchair is in good condition before embarking on your trip.
Budget For Extra Time
The time for boarding, alighting, securing, and packing other items should be factored into the estimated travel time.
Even if you love to be independent, transporting a wheelchair and other mobility or health equipment is quite challenging.
Travellibility won’t just provide you with wheelchair accessible vehicle, your driver will ensure you receive all the help that you need.
Get in touch today to see how we can help you with your wheelchair-accessible travel needs.