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Class 2 and Class 3 Mobility Scooters

Class 2 and Class 3 Mobility Scooters

Class and size Firstly, think about the class and size of mobility scooter you want. Ask yourself: Why do I want a scooter? Where do I want to use ...

Car Search

Car Search

The RiDC’s unique car search has fact sheets showing measurements, photos and accessibility features of over 1,700 vehicles.  You can search for: features including seat heights, headroom, door ...

Driving a WAV

Driving a WAV

There are two types of wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) that can be driven by a person who uses a wheelchair: drive-from-wheelchair WAVs and internal-transfer WAVs. See the pros ...

Hoists for Wheelchair Users Getting into a Car

Hoists for Wheelchair Users Getting into a Car

A hoist can help you transfer from a wheelchair into a car. Things to think about – Help is neededAlthough hoists can in theory be used ...

Special Assistance at Airports

Special Assistance at Airports

RiDC have been working with Which? on an investigation into what air travel is really like for disabled and older travellers.  The panel members answered in their hundreds and ...

Using Mobility Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs on the Road

Using Mobility Scooters and Powered Wheelchairs on the Road

The requirements for people who use mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs to get around. This guidance is for anyone using or thinking of using a ...