Tata Motors launched the Winger about eight months ago, and Prabhoo thought it was prefect for what he had in mind. It was large enough, with ample space, it was a Tata car, the Tata-Renault partnership assured quality, And then the 'Access 4 All' service started to take shape.
So the basic modifications he decided for Tata winger were: a ramp attached to the vehicle for wheelchair access, a complete change in its original seating plan so it could fit three wheelchairs and three regular seats, a GPS system with LED displays for the hearing impaired and a speaker-sound system for the visually impaired to know where they are.
Prabhoo had in mind clear blueprint of how he wanted these things implemented. Since he wouldn’t be able to do the physical work himself, he hired a mechanic, an electrician and an upholstery man. Of all the modifications, the one that took most of their time in the last seven months was the ramp.
Another minor detail that ensures comfort for wheelchair passengers is that they will always face the direction opposite the driver once they’re seated.
A paralysed person jerks forward ever time a driver hits the brakes suddenly and it's quite painful on the neck. But when they are facing the back, we get pulled backwards and the headrest cushions the impact.