Hand Controls & Driving Aids for Handicap Vehicles
Before you start shopping for handicap driving controls, you should have already been evaluated by a Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. This ensures that the client is physically and cognitively capable of operating a motor vehicle, and ensures that the client is prescribed the appropriate handicap driving devices for his or her unique needs and abilities. There are two typical parts to a driving evaluation; a clinical assessment and an on the road assessment. To be eligible for an on the road assessment a client must be 16 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license or temporary permit, and be one year seizure free or have a medical physician release.
United Access has cultivated great relationships with Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialists in all of our markets through the years. It is important that each potential driver be evaluated for the safety of the individual, as well as, the safety of the other drivers on the road. If you are interested in becoming a driver, United Access can put you in contact with a Driver Evaluator in your local area.
United Access offers many different types of hand controls for cars from manufacturers including Creative Controls Inc., MPS Corporation, Mobility Products & Design, Sure Grip, Veigel and more. Our Mobility Technicians are trained and certified to install and service hand controls and other handicap driving controls from every industry leading manufacturer.
Contact us for more information on driving controls and wheelchair van accessories.
Driving Aid Brands
Creative Controls Inc. (CCI) offers hand controls for cars, steering devices, secondary controls and foot controls.
Veigel offers hand controls for cars, foot controls, extension driving controls and steering aids.
Electronic Mobility Controls (EMC) offers primary and secondary control options, orthotic devices and more.
Manufacturing & Production Services (MPS) offers hand and foot controls, steering devices and accessories.
Sure Grip offers hand controls for cars, foot controls, secondary controls and steering aids.
Wells Engberg offers hand control options and a pneumatic control.
Hand Controls for Cars & Wheelchair Vans
Hand controls for cars and wheelchair vans allow a driver to accelerate and brake with their hands instead of their feet. Options available for left and right handed customers. United Access offers a selection of hand controls for most vehicle types so that you are able to regain your independence and are able to be in control of your own transportation. All of the handicap driving controls and wheelchair van accessories we offer is manufactured by the most trusted names in the industry.
Foot Controls for Cars & Wheelchair Vans
Foot controls help to extend the gas and brake pedals so that the driver can reach the foot pedals easier. Foot controls can also help guard the gas or brake pedal from use if hand controls are in place. United Access offers a selection of foot controls for cars and wheelchair vans so that you are able to regain your independence and are able to be in control of your own transportation.
Extension Controls for Cars & Wheelchair Vans
Extension controls allows the driver to reach foot pedals, turn signals, parking brake, gear shift, and any other levers needed by the driver on the steering wheel.
Steering Aids for Cars & Wheelchair Vans
Handicap driving controls provide grips, spinner knobs, and prosthetic hook and hand securement for your steering wheel. These grips allow you to steer and use hand controls for cars and wheelchair vans. In general, these controls allow you to stabilize your palm and fingers, turn the wheel easier when hand controls are in use, use a prosthetic hook safely and comfortably while steering, and manage the steering wheel when there is low wrist stability or limited to no hand grip strength.