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Adaptive Equipment

A variety of tools are available that enable individuals to drive safely longer. These adaptive features can be added to a vehicle to help compensate for an individual's physical changes or functional loss, or simply to make the vehicle fit the person more comfortably and safely.

Although many businesses sell adaptive equipment, people who need such equipment should have a thorough assessment by an occupational therapy driving rehabilitation specialist to ensure that the right equipment is selected. In addition, the specialist can help make sure that the equipment is properly installed and can provide training on using the equipment before the person takes to the road in a vehicle.

AOTA's Buyer's Guide
Select vendors in the "Adaptive Equipment/Technology" category.

NHTSA Web page: Automotive Safety Issues for Persons With Disabilities
Includes adaptive equipment articles, brochures, regulations, standards, and a questionnaire