Car Accessibility Gadgets Explored @ EVC

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from: Longevity Explorers | Eskaton Village Carmichael

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Eskaton Village Explorers familiarize themselves with several inventions for ease in entering and leaving a car.

One member recognizes the HandyBar as a portable handle to place in a door latch for help getting into and out of the car. Another says that he had tried it for a time, but stopped using it because, in his opinion, 'it wasn't there yet'.

Another device which is recognized by the group is the swivel seat, which rotates to make getting into and out of the seat more comfortable. A member notes that a plastic bag on the seat offers the same effect.

Another approach to car accessibility is to buy a crossover or SUV, with a higher seat which is easier for a person with physical limitations to get in and out.

Members see that even after being seated, some need assistance swinging their feet into the car.

Overall, members need some help understanding the placement of the HandyBar and opinion is divided as to its usefulness, while most see the swivel seat as very helpful.

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from the Eskaton Village Carmichael circle discussion April 14th, 2016.

 

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car accessories, assistive device for car entry and exit, swivel seat cushion

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