Guide to getting a powered wheelchair
Powered wheelchairs are also known as electric wheelchairs or powerchairs.
Download the complete guide as a PDF: Getting a powered wheelchair (2015).
Buying a powered wheelchair is a vital decision so it’s important to get it right first time. There are no independent product tests, meaningful reviews or simple guidance to help.
Our information here can help you:
- work out how to fund your next chair
- find where to go for information and advice
- find what kind of powered wheelchair would best suit you
We also surveyed over 350 powered wheelchair users - the consumers.
Read what people had to say.
- Paying for a powered wheelchair
- Getting assessed
- Which powered wheelchair?
- Real lives
- Types and features
- Useful organisations
Tells you about equipment such as ramps, hoists, racks and trailers and how to go about getting them.
Tips and advice for safe boarding and travel.
Information on vehicles converted to allow you to travel in your wheelchair, as a passenger or driver.
Acknowledgements: This guide was produced by the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers (formerly Rica) with funding from Motability and The Clothworkers' Foundation.
Last updated: April 2015
Introduction | Next: Paying for a powered wheelchair | See also: Wheelchair accessible vehicles usability research report