The Braun Corporation, a maker of wheelchair-accessible vans, ramps and wheelchair lifts, has debuted two new vehicles, the 2010 Honda Odyssey Entervan and the 2011 Toyota Sienna Rampvan XT. The company now offers a lowered-floor conversion for the three most popular minivans in the U.S. market.
With BraunAbility accessible vehicles, wheelchair users have the option to ride as passengers or, if able, to drive the van. According to U.S. Census data, there are approximately 4.3 million wheelchair users in the nation, including veterans, seniors, adults and children with disabilities.
The introduction of the 2010 Honda Odyssey Entervan adds to Braun’s collection of Honda, Toyota and Chrysler accessible vans. Notable features for both of these vans include an automatic door and side-entry ramp as well as a lowered floor that features three wheelchair securement options. Additionally, the automatic kneeling system “lowers the rear suspension, allowing for a gentle ramp slope and ample sliding door height” of 56 inches for the Rampvan and 54 inches for the Entervan, according to a press release. Also, BraunAbility’s Step and Roll front seats can easily be removed, allowing wheelchair users to either drive the vehicle or ride in the passenger position.
The Rampvan and Entervan will be available at Braun’s 208 dealerships across the country.
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