Driving with disability can be more challenging than the regular way. However, with the right resources and guidance, it’s entirely possible. If you’re eager to learn to drive, then you may benefit from “The Complete Guide to Driving with Disability,” a comprehensive booklet produced by Total Ability. This guide covers everything you need to know about obtaining a driver’s license and driving safely with a disability, including:
- The preparation required.
- Finding your key contacts.
- Getting assessed.
- Test driving the equipment.
- The DTOT report.
- Driving lessons.
- Taking your driving test.
- Ordering your equipment/modifications.
- Installation and certification of your modifications.
- Equipment aftercare and longevity.
The booklet includes a timeline that outlines the process’s expected length, ranging from three to 24 months, depending on individual circumstances. It also provides contact information to connect you with relevant resources across Australia.
Furthermore, the booklet summarizes the history of driving controls for people with disabilities, which have been available for over a century. With the advancements in assistive technologies, driving has become much more accessible for people with disabilities. So, if you’re planning to drive and have a disability, this guide can be invaluable.
Additionally, I would like to introduce our Peer & Family Support team, which can offer practical advice and support. If you want to include driving in your NDIS plan, our NDIS support coordination team can assist you. Overall, driving with a disability requires careful planning and preparation, but it’s achievable with the right resources and support.
Our friendly team members are here to help and guide you, answering any questions that you might have.