hand controls

There’s an accessible vehicle out there made just for you

posted on July 1, 2012 - 3:07pm
If you're getting ready to shop for an accessible vehicle, be prepared to find options, options, options! These myriad possibilities are good news because they mean there’s probably a solution out there for your unique automotive challenge. You’ll first need to answer a few key questions: Will you be driving, or will you be a passenger? Are you able to transfer into a vehicle seat, or do you need...

More about … hand controls, turning seats and funding sources

posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:58pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4
“Hand Controls Keep You on the Go” and “Turning seats can enhance mobility” show how vehicles can be adapted to help people with muscle weakness continue to drive or get in and out more easily. The resources below tell where to find hand controls and turning seats manufacturers, as well as funding resources that can help lessen the financial burden of paying for it all.

Get evaluated, try before you buy, research low- and high-tech options

posted on July 1, 2008 - 1:02pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 4

Taking matters in hand

posted on March 1, 2004 - 12:01pm
When my foot wedged itself between the gas and brake pedals, I dismissed it as a fluke. The second time it happened, I was on a busy New Orleans interstate. My heart raced. I panicked, but I managed to dislodge my foot. I told no one what had happened, not even my husband. Determined to be more careful while driving, I'd periodically look down at my feet, checking that my right foot was properly...