Derby DrivAbility will be hosting a free mobility event for drivers with a disability, carers, healthcare professionals and driving instructors in Derby on Tuesday 14 June 2022.
The Open Day will showcase Derby DrivAbility’s assessment and support services alongside a great selection of specialist accessible vehicles and mobility products from local suppliers.
Visitors will gain valuable knowledge about driving with a disability, adapted cars, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) and equipment for travelling safely as a passenger.
A range of special driving controls and other adaptations that can help people with mobility issues to drive or access a vehicle will be on display, including left-foot accelerators, steering aids, hand controls, ring accelerators, wheelchair hoists, rotating seats and specialist car seats for children.
Local Disability Motoring Specialists who will be attending the event include:
Derby DrivAbility is a service within the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust and is an accredited Driving Mobility centre. Its Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors provide professional assessments to people who need to gain or retain the ability to drive following a diagnosis involving impairment or disability.
Speaking about the upcoming event Liz Whiteman, Centre Manager/Lead Clinician said: “We welcome everyone with an interest in independent mobility to attend our Open Day.
"Our friendly team will be on hand to answer all queries regarding driving with a disability and the assistive products on display.
"You will be able to find out about the full range of assessment services we offer and see adapted vehicles, children’s specialist car seats and mobility scooters.”
The event takes place on Tuesday 14 June between 11am - 5pm at Derby DrivAbility, Kingsway, Derby. The best sat nav codes to use for the event are Anmer Drive DE22 3XU or Kingsway Boulevard DE22 3WU.
For more information call 01332 788300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.