Reply To: Figuring out accessible travel arrangments (Powered Wheelchair rental)

  • Josh Grisdale

    May 17, 2024 at 8:43 am


    I use an Invacare Aviva RX 40 (roughly 65cm wide x 120cm long x 145cm tall with headrest). As Mark mentioned, there are London Cab-esque taxis called JapanTaxi that you can flag down in most large cities.

    However, even though they were supposedly designed to be accessible, it is pretty obvious they were made with a small manual wheelchair in mind.

    That being said, if they fold up the back bench seat I can use them in my power wheelchair BUT must remove my headrest to get in. Once in, I cannot turn to face forward and am facing the way I went up the ramp. The only remaining seat is the passenger seat.

    So, it can be done but not recommended especially if she needs neck support.

    The accessible taxis have several different types, but for a large power chair I would recommend a Toyota HiAce.

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