Accessible vehicles provide greater independence for people with disabilities. Hand controls, pedal modifications, and steering devices allow people with disabilities to drive their own cars. Lifts, wheelchair carriers, and restraints allow a person with a disability to ride safely in a vehicle. Learn more about modifications and how to drive and purchase an 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.
Accessible vehicles are quite expensive; so it may require identifying several sources to fund the purchase. Refer to the Resource Guide for a list of potential sources.
Other Helpful Resources
Adapting Motor Vehicles for People with Disabilities (PDF)
This brochure helps drivers with disabilities evaluate their needs when it comes to selecting the right vehicle and adaptive equipment, choosing a qualified dealer to modify the vehicle and tips on maintaining the vehicle. Also included is general information on cost savings, licensing requirements, and organizations to contact for help.