There are certain things to take into consideration when travelling with a wheelchair user. After all, some chairs are too bulky to be loaded onto planes, coaches or trains at the last minute and must be taken to the baggage area ahead of time. The staff will often then provide a transit wheelchair in order to allow wheelchair users to navigate the surroundings safely, or the user may wish to bring their own. Read on as we go over everything there is to know about transit wheelchairs…
A transit wheelchair, also known as a transport wheelchair, is a type of chair that is designed for use while travelling in order to make the whole process much smoother. Since an attendant usually propels the chair, the rear wheels tend to be much smaller so that the carer can assemble and disassemble it quicker and easier. With this said, there are self-propelled transit wheelchairs on the market for those who want to retain as much independence as possible when travelling.
Many wheelchair users tend to option for a transit wheelchair when travelling by boat, plane or train because they are much lighter than certain alternatives. In fact, they can be easily folded in order to be stored during the journey too. Of course, this isn’t always possible for certain people because every condition is different and some users may rely on motorised chairs 24/7.
Luckily, the transport system has adapted considerably in order to accommodate transit wheelchairs, and wheelchairs in general. For instance, many trains and buses now have ramps for easy access and there are designated seating areas that wheelchair users are entitled to claim at all times. In addition to this, airports are also equipped with transport wheelchairs that flyers can use to get around if their own chair has been placed into the hold.
Here at Assurance Mobility, we stock a wide variety of wheelchairs, including transit chairs, in order to ensure that we are able to cater to the needs of every single one of our clients. After all, it is important that wheelchair users are able to travel in comfort. For