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Understanding your options for wheelchair accessible vehicle features and adaptations

There are a wide range of ways that a vehicle can be made more accessible, both for a driver and for a passenger. With the right modifications, a car or van can be tailored exactly to your needs. There are three main different types of adaptations, broadly speaking – those that improve access for someone […]

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Living and commuting with a hidden disability

What is a hidden disability? Invisible or hidden disabilities are physical, mental or neurological conditions that aren’t necessarily visible to other people – often leading to misunderstandings or unfair assumptions. As the BBC reports, “If someone uses a wheelchair, or is visually impaired, it can be easier to understand the difficulties they might face and […]

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Where in the UK has the best wheelchair access?

Wheelchair accessibility isn’t a checklist – it’s a mindset. It’s simply not enough to add raised platforms at train stations, disabled-friendly toilet facilities at work and ramps to public buildings. While these are good places to start, we need to start reconsidering how we approach development. The UK is home to around 1.2 million wheelchair […]

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The guide to buying a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for the first time

Buying your first wheelchair-accessible vehicle can often be an overwhelming experience. You’ve decided the time is right, but that’s only the first step. Soon you’re bombarded with brochures, sifting through details on dozens of models and makes – it’s enough to make anyone dizzy. We’ve put together a useful guide to buying your first wheelchair-accessible […]

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The importance of test-driving a wheelchair-accessible vehicle

You’ve shortlisted the wheelchair-accessible vehicles that you think fit the bill – so what’s next? A test drive is an essential part of buying a WAV – not just for driver, but for everyone who will be using the vehicle. It’s not until you’re in the vehicle that you start to get a feel for […]

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Recognising and combating ableism at work

What is ableism? We see it in showbiz with non-disabled actors playing disabled roles. We see it in activism with Greta Thunberg sounding off against politicians who use her diagnosis of autism to invalidate her efforts to tackle climate change. We see it in employment figures with disabled women being “more than twice as likely […]

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How are government rail plans impacting disabled commuters?

Overcrowding, cancellations and delays have plagued commuters this summer, with reports that 114 passengers a day were unable to board some Northern services. With trains running at total capacity, unreliable departure times and no sign of an end to the commuter chaos, where does this leave disabled passengers? Promising a better rail network The idea […]

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Choosing between a new wheelchair-accessible vehicle or adaptations

On the road again With mobility options ranging from simple vehicle adaptations helping you get from A to B with ease, to state-of-the-art wheelchair-accessible vehicles (or WAVs) designed with the safety and comfort of wheelchair users in mind – it’s never been easier to get out and about, whatever your mobility needs may be.

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