side-image-(2).PNG1.  Make sure your wheelchair is locked. Angle the back of the wheelchair out about ten degrees to prevent having to transfer over the highest part of the tire. 

2.  Scoot to the front of the wheelchair as much as possible - again helping to avoid going over the top of the tire.

3.  Put your feet in the car, and keep your knees slightly bent. 

4.  Push off of the driver’s seat with your left arm and grab the interior handle or the roof of the car with your right hand. Push with the right arm and pull with the left at the same time.

5.  Use a towel or a piece of silky material and drape it over the seat and let it fall slightly outside of the car. This helps to protect your car from being marked by the wheelchair and can help prevent skin shearing during the transfer.

Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador


Karen Roy, Numotion Brand Ambassador

Karen Roy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years of experience. Most of that time was spent as a Case Manager for an in-patient rehabilitation hospital. She was the victim of an armed robbery in 1987 and has been a wheelchair user for the last 31 years. She had 3 kids after her injury. Caroline, Austin and Joseph are all in currently attending college. As Ms. Wheelchair America 2019 Karen’s platform was “Stand for Life”. Her platform is about the use of standing technology and other devices that improve the health and well-being of people with disabilities.