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The benefits of ride-upfront WAVs

Ride up front wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) allow wheelchair users to sit ‘shotgun’ in the front passenger seat alongside the driver, while sitting in their wheelchair. The vehicle is adapted with a ramp or lift to load the wheelchair and a space beside the driver, fitted with straps, so that the wheelchair can be easily […]

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Our Top 10 WAV Travel Tips

For disabled people, such as those who use mobility aids like wheelchairs, travel can take some extra planning to ensure that they get to where they need to go, have a successful trip, and can travel in safety and comfort. While travelling with a disability, or with a disabled person, can pose its extra challenges, […]

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Testing out vehicle adaptations for disabled people at a Driving Assessment Centre

Can people in wheelchairs drive cars and can they travel as a passenger? Yes! – People with all sorts of physical disabilities can drive vehicles, including many who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs. Of course, people use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons; many people who use wheelchairs are not totally unable to walk […]

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Car insurance and car tax exemption for disabled people

Have you purchased your Motability vehicle and are wondering what the next steps will be to get on the road? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about ensuring your vehicle is road safe including tax exemption and tax reduction, as well as insuring your vehicle. Who can drive a Motability car? […]

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Going to university as a disabled student

Accessibility at university is a big concern for disabled students who are about to embark on the next stage in their academic journey. As with navigating many other public spaces, there’s always the worry that your new university won’t be able to meet your accessibility needs and you won’t be able to share the same […]

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Everything you need to know about using a Blue Badge

What is a Blue Badge? A Blue Badge is a certificate that you can display in your vehicle’s window to show that you’re entitled to park in disabled parking spaces and other places non-disabled people are otherwise not allowed to park. Blue Badges are an absolute necessity for disabled drivers and passengers who benefit from […]

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How to use a WAV safely

  What is a WAV vehicle and why is this important? A WAV is a wheelchair accessible vehicle. WAVs are vehicles specifically converted to allow them to accommodate a wheelchair so that disabled people can travel without having to get in and out of their wheelchair. WAVs allow wheelchair users to enter the vehicle using […]

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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower card

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards: what are they for and who can wear them?

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower – a discreet symbol indicating that the wearer has a disability that may not be visible – is now recognised in several countries around the globe after being launched in the UK in 2016. The aim of the Sunflower is to communicate to staff and members of the public that the […]

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Vehicle adaptations make driving possible again

New vs Used WAVs – How to Know What to Buy

Finding the right wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) can be tough. There are many options to choose from on the market and lots of things to take into account. From finding the right adaptations to suit your specific needs to finding something that’s affordable and within your budget, there’s a lot for you  to consider. One […]

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Wheelchair access in supermarkets – is it good enough?

One of the many things that the challenges of 2020 have taught us is that the supermarket is firmly at the centre of British life.  For many people, suddenly having to grapple with planning your entire day around doing the big shop, with a high chance of discomfort while you’re there, was a new and […]

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High street shops still lacking accessibility for wheelchairs

Despite the Equality Act placing a duty on shops to make reasonable adjustments to ensure their services are accessible, wheelchair users are still being denied access. Now, as lockdown restrictions are eased and businesses scramble to get back on track, it’s revealed that “retailers that have reopened could be excluding as many as one in […]

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Spotlight: VW Caddy

At Cartwright Mobility, our love of Ford vehicles for wheelchair conversions is well documented – and they do indeed make up most of our range.  But not all of our catalogue rolls off the Ford assembly line – so in this blog we want to shine our spotlight on another car manufacturer that makes fantastic […]

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