June 2, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
Many people who are stuck in wheelchairs tend to not travel so much. There is a certain burden for them when travelling.
They constantly have to be carried in and out from a vehicle and sometimes sit alone for an area allotted for the handicap. Even when they are travelling with family, they still need to this routine. It is somehow tiring for them.
However, there are many vehicles that are in the market that specializes for people who are wheelchair users. These vans are large and huge enough for wheelchair to be comfortably seated in. Most of them have built in handicap van ramps to ensure the safety of the person in the wheelchair and to give the utmost comfort.
Handicap van ramps allow the wheelchair to be seated inside the car. This is a great relief for the person in the wheelchair and the party around him/her. Instead of being carried in and out of the vehicle, they can just wheel themselves in and out. There are even those who drive themselves because of this simple leverage.
But even though they can wheel themselves, sometimes they need help when being wheeled inside of the van. This is because of the inclination of the van ramps. There is the tendency that they might fall back. There are wheelchair push handle extensions available for the care taker or anyone who wishes to push the wheelchair. The wheelchair push handle extensions enable the person pushing more leverage to put force on the wheelchair. It is also very convenient for tall people pushing the wheelchair.
Handicap van ramps can also be bought in authorized dealer and stores. When installing the ramp, one should ask the help of the professional to ensure it is in the proper place. Van ramps can be very comfortable for wheelchair users. This way they can travel comfortably.
Published June 2, 2011. Bill Szydlowski