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Vehicle Hand Controls

Hand controls let you drive without using your feet.

What does it do?

Vehicle hand controls operate the gas and break pedal for drivers that are physically disabled.

What kinds of vehicle hand controls are there?


Portable hand controls are easy to install and un-install. They are levers that attach to the accelerator and brake pedals, allowing them to be pushed by hand. This product is available from companies like QuicStick and Peddle Master.


Cars can be modified to customize your driving controls. This includes mechanical levers operated by a push-pull motion, as well as spinner knobs or rings, and high tech electronic hand controls. In addition to acceleration and braking, you can adjust the placement of controls for things like your turn signals and trunk opener.

Mobility Works can help you find a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) near you.

Car interior with steering wheel and two hand control bars.

How do I see what's new?

Technology changes all the time. To find out about the latest options for these, you can type keywords into a search engine such as Google, Safari, Firefox, or Bing on a computer or tablet. These are the keywords for this type of item:

hand controls, driving for disabled

How do I find out more?

If you live in the US outside of Pennsylvania you would need to find your state's AT program.

If you live in Pennsylvania:

  • you could contact TechOWL to work with a specialist. We can meet with you and sometimes demonstrate this equipment. We can also help with different ways to get one for your own.
  • you might borrow this equipment to try out. Do we have this in our lending library?


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Katie Fetterolf

Katie is the Project Coordinator for Pennsylvanias Assistive Technology Lending Library. She is responsible for processing and screening all device loan applications, and for managing and maintaining all lending library equipment. She loves sports. Especially the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles!

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