Financing options can make van buyers good to go
Without a doubt, purchasing a modified vehicle is a huge financial commitment. Added to a pile of medical costs related to your neuromuscular disease, buying a vehicle poses a major financing challenge.
In addition to the actual price of a new or used van, the conversion can cost $12,000 or more. So you ask: “How can I possibly pay for all of this?”
Fortunately, you may have more options than you...
Tech loans provide alternate financing
People with disabilities and their families face a constant struggle to secure adequate funding for assistive technology and equipment. Communication devices, mobility aids, adapted vehicles and home modifications are all costly, and their purchase isn’t always covered by insurance.
Many families take on a serious financial burden as they attempt to pay for assistive technology devices and...
You owe it to yourself to drive safely. For people with disabilities who aren't able to transfer into a vehicles seat, traffic safety standards are only part of the equation for a safe journey.
Something as simple as a sudden swerve or quick stop can be extremely dangerous to the occupant of a wheelchair, says Marty Roller of Fresno, Calif., branch manager of Driving Specialties,...
Decisions, decisions — a guide to asking the right questions and choosing the best vehicle for you
Quest staff writer Kathy Wechsler takes a look at accessible vans at Special Needs Vehicles, a mobility dealer in Tucson, Ariz. Melissa Pope demonstrates the features of an IMS Rampvan. Photos by James S. Wood