We recently updated the scooter and powered wheelchair search tools on our website, to help you find a suitable product more quickly. In this article, we explain what’s changed and show you some of the new features.
On the Motability Scheme website, you can see all the mobility products that are currently available. You can find them by clicking on the ‘Find a vehicle’ tab in our website’s navigation menu, and then scrolling down and selecting the type of vehicles or products you’re interested in seeing, such as scooters or powered wheelchairs.
We recently improved this part of the site so that it’s even easier for you to browse through products and find one that’s right for you. Our updated search tools are one of many new improvements across our website – you can learn more about our updated Car Search tool here.
All our website designs follow best practices around accessibility.
The biggest difference is that there are now two separate tools to search for mobility products on our site – one for scooters and another for powered wheelchairs. Previously, these searches were combined into one, but we’ve split them out so that you can find what you’re looking for more easily. Plus, there are new features to help you to choose the right product for you.
Scooter search tool
Take a look at the new scooter search tool in our quick video below:
You’ll notice that we’ve simplified the names of the product types we offer, so that it’s easier for you to know what your options are. You can now browse by Transportable, Foldable, Pavement or Road-legal options when choosing a scooter.
When you search for a scooter, you’ll see that the results are grouped by make and model, so it’s easier to see what’s available. We’ve also introduced some new filters to help you narrow down your search.
Powered wheelchair search tool
You can also take a look at our video on the new powered wheelchair search, which shows you some of the useful new features:
If you’re looking for a powered wheelchair, you can now browse by Standard or Configurable. Just like with the new scooter search, you’ll see that the results are grouped by make and model, so that they’re easier to scroll through. You can also use a range of filters (including some brand-new ones) to narrow down your search.
Another thing you should know is that with both new searches, you can add a product to your ‘favourites’ and come back to it at a later point. This helps you compare your options more easily, before deciding which product is right for you. Your favourites will only be saved on the device you’re browsing on, rather than across all of your devices.
Want to share your thoughts?
We hope that you find the new search tools helpful. If you’d like to share your feedback on the new scooter or powered wheelchair searches, please feel free to fill out our feedback forms here.
This will help us continue to improve the website even more in the future.
What else has changed on the website?
We’ve also recently updated our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) search tool. You can read our article to find out what’s changed.