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The ‘Pure Michigan’ Road Trip in Your Wheelchair Accessible Van

South Haven

Tags: Pure Michigan, Road Trip, Wheelchair Accessible Van

9/8/2015

If you’ve been considering taking a trip in your mobility van, you might be interested in Randal Olson’s “Pure Michigan” road trip. Starting in Kalamazoo, you can make the optimized 2,098-mile loop with just 40 hours on the road, leaving plenty of time to take in the sights. Of course, you can always take an abridged version, as well, to soak in the beautiful fall colors before winter hits. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the nearby stops on Olson’s trip to learn how your wheelchair accessible van can help you have an enjoyable – and memorable – summer vacation.

Accessible Vans and Your Dream Vacation

Tags: Accessible van, dream vacation

10/9/2014

Most people dream of relaxing by taking a luxurious vacation… for those with mobility issues, however, that dream can be a little more complicated. Finding comfortable transportation to the airport or – even more difficult – across the country can prove to be a challenging task. One of the ways that Clock Mobility Vans aims to simplify this endeavor is by making it possible for anyone, regardless of physical limitations, to get where they want to go.

Hand Controls

hand controls

Tags: Hand controls, mobility, modified steering control

7/6/2013

As many people who use wheelchairs are now finding out, the world has changed thanks to a growing technology that allows access to vehicles to those who were previously restricted. The mobility that these adaptive vans create is essential for independence and ease in traveling. There are several types of modifications that are typically made to these kinds of vans, each for a specific purpose that addresses the individual needs of the clients. For example, there are amazingly effective hand controls that allow a driver to operate a vehicle without the use of foot pedals.

Find the Right Driver’s Seat to Make You More Mobile

Tags: driver's seat, mobile, mobility

1/7/2013

You want to get around town. For that matter, you need to get around town. You need to go to the store, see friends, be mobile. If you use a wheelchair or scooter, however, you may think getting around is too much of a hassle to impose on yourself or your friends and family.

Handicap Vans

Handicap Vans

Tags: Handicap vans, wheelchair vans

10/5/2012

One of the most important aspects of mobility in the United States involves the usage of automobiles to perform everyday tasks and to get to important events. Many traditional vehicles do not have handicap accessible features, so those in wheelchairs are simply unable to finished requirements without assistance from others. Handicap vans are one way that those in wheelchairs or other types of handicaps are able to gain mobility and self reliance. There are many companies throughout the United States that are able to customize certain models of vans in order to make them fully accessible and functional to the people that must have these features.

Universal Design and Clock’s Mobility Vans

Tags: clock mobility vans, Universal design

8/4/2012

Universal design, also called inclusive design, is a philosophy that encourages the production of buildings, vehicles and products that are accessible to all people. Whether a user is elderly, not disabled or is currently suffering from a disability, proponents of universal design believe that a fundamental goal of any design process should be broad, inherent accessibility.

Mobility Assist for Veterans

Tags: Mobility assistance, veterans

7/7/2012

For U.S. Military veterans injured in combat or suffering from medical conditions that restrict their normal mobility, Clock Mobility is now able to take part in a new program to provide them with vehicle mobility conversions.

Adaptive Equipment

Electric park brake

Tags: Adaptive equipment

4/3/2012

There have been a great number of new advancements throughout the previous decade in the field of adaptive equipment in mobility vans. These vans specialize in allowing those in scooters, wheelchairs and others with mobility difficulties to regain independence and truly become more mobile through the use of integrated tools and assistive technology that can greatly enhance the ease of use and self-reliance of anyone using the vehicles. These vehicles are usually modified vans that allow those in wheelchairs and scooters unlimited access to get in, get out and even operate the vehicle.

Putting Handicapped Drivers Back on the Road

Tags: handicapped drivers

1/6/2012

When an injury or illness leaves a person disabled, the feared loss of mobility in our hyper mobile society can drive a person to despair. Yet in many cases, options are still open to learn to drive to the supermarket, go out to meet with friends and adjust to a life different from the one you lived before your disability but is not constricted by a lack of independent mobility.

Wheelchair vans

wheelchair van

Tags: Handicap vans, wheelchair vans

9/15/2011

As anyone without a one will tell you, the key to mobility and independence is a vehicle. For those in wheelchairs or with other types of handicaps that would make driving difficult, there is now a chance to gain the freedoms that vehicles allow. There have been several recent advancements in wheelchair vans that have allowed those with handicaps to easily access vehicles and even drive.

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