These are used for things like lights, indicators and horn and there are simple attachments to make them easier to use - such as extended indicator stalks. Otherwise there are infra-red systems for all secondary controls. Getting used to one of these can take practice to find the right button by touch. Many do not have automatically cancelling indicators.
Adaptacar steering ball & secondary controls
There are also bleeper and tone systems - you press just one button until you reach the function you want. Voice control systems act by only your spoken command.
Prices of these vary widely depending on how complex the adaptations are and on your vehicle's wiring system. They start at about £800. Do check the potential cost of any adaptation you are considering and its compatibility with your car with an adaptation specialist.
Panoramic mirrors fit over or replace the rear view mirror (around £25 from adaptation firms). Stick on 'blind spot' mirrors (from £2 in motor accessory shops) extend what you can see in door mirrors.
Other ways of driving
Nearly all controls can be altered or adapted to suit you and complete systems built around you if necessary. Obviously the more equipment and adjustment you need, the higher the cost. You will certainly need a thorough assessment at a Mobility Centre and specialist instruction for systems that involve driving in a very different way.
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