We have learned that it is especially important for Thalidomide-affected people to have their own car because it ensures mobility and enables participation in social life. However, being able to operate a vehicle in traffic often involves costly and extensive vehicle conversions. Our foundation finances such modifications and the installation of special equipment including cameras that provide an overview of traffic and eliminate physical stress caused by turning the head. Another available aid is a telescopic steering wheel with integrated buttons that can be operated with short arms. An electric tailgate makes it easier to access the rear storage space. Voice assistants and sensors can replace many operational elements on the dashboard, which enables the driver to focus on driving.
To keep our funding as unbureaucratic and simple as possible, we offer direct coverage of the costs of individual benefits in kind.