Land Transportation and Vehicle Modifications

What this article is about: This article provides an overview of vehicle modifications and links to resources where you can find more information and support.

Accessible vehicles allow people with disabilities to have independence.  Modifications that allow people with disabilities to drive their own cars include pedal modifications, hand controls, and steering devices. Other modifications such as wheelchair carriers, restraints, and lifts allow people with disabilities to ride more safely in their vehicles.

The following are our favorite links for vehicle modifications:

United Cerebral Palsy’s Resource Guide provides a comprehensive list of potential sources of funding to help finance your accessible vehicle.

National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association

A non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers, driver rehabilitation specialists and other professionals dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment. Provides information on financing and rebates available from auto dealers.

Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists

Supports professionals working in the field of driver education/driver training and transportation equipment modifications for persons with disabilities through education and information dissemination. Provides a directory of driver rehabilitation specialists by state and fact sheets on driving with specific disabilities.